Chemistry I introduces students to foundational concepts in chemistry, including the structure and properties of matter, and chemical reactions. This course places a greater emphasis on inquiry-based learning, and conceptual understanding of topics, rather than factual recall. Students will be expected to develop advanced inquiry and reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical skills, connecting concepts, and completing projects that connect chemistry concepts to real world applications. Students will develop an understanding of the three representations of chemistry: symbolic, macroscopic (lab based), and microscopic (molecular level). After completing this course, students will be ready for the study of advanced topics in subsequent high school or college science courses.