What are some major subjects related to chemistry
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Chemistry continues to hold a great fascination for many young people. One of our most important tasks is to arouse curiosity and interest in scientific questions at an early stage.
Independent experimentation in the student exercises not only increases motivation and manual dexterity, but also teaches responsible handling of hazardous substances and promotes the ability to work in a team.
Chemistry in the NTG and SG (G9)
Chemistry = major subject
Chemistry = Minor
Total: 8 + 3 profile = 11 hours
Total: 5 hours
2 homework (1 each per semester)
Small certificates of achievement
Only small certificates of achievement,
from that 2 short-time work (1 each per semester)
(Short-time work = announced written proof of performance on the subject matterof up to 10 hours)
Differences in content between NTG and SG
- More detailed and in-depth treatment of the individual contents in the NTG
- More time for experiments in the NTG
- More references to everyday life and technology in the NTG
- Organic Chemistry10. Class: NTG: 28 hours ↔ SG: 13 hours
- 11th grade only in the NTG (contents of the curriculum are not yet known)
- Profile lesson at the NTG
The profile lesson at the NTG
„The profile lessons at the natural science-technological grammar school serve to deepen and secure the skills to be developed in the classroom, in particular the skills from learning area 1. [Learning area 1: How chemists think and work] For the acquisition of knowledge in the area of gaining knowledge, student experiments are of particular importance. "
(Source: ISB Bayern Curriculum Plus Chemistry - Subject Profile)
The Profile lesson usually found with us as a shared class Student exercise instead, i.e. the students experiment themselves. Our newer and more modern Exercise room with 3 prints offers the best conditions for this!
In addition, our students have the opportunity in the profile lessons with the one developed for schoolsComputer simulation program "Odyssey" to work to illustrate processes at the particle level and to explore relationships at the molecular level. We have 20 student workstations available for this.
Why are student experiments important in chemistry class?
Promote student experimentation
- learning scientific ways of thinking and working
- practicing and deepening course content
- learning how to handle hazardous substances safely and responsibly
- learning basic work techniques (→ preparation for seminars!)
- practicing proper logging and evaluation of the experiments
- developing the ability to independently plan experiments (→ preparation for seminars and high school exams!)
- and especially the joy of chemistry!
Numerous competitions, in which some of our students participated very successfully, also offer a field of activity for those who are particularly interested and committed, including “Schoolchildren experiment”, “Young people research” and the “International Chemistry Olympiad”.
International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)
The fourteen-month selection process for this competition comprises a total of four rounds: The first consists of (theoretical) tasks that the students have to complete at home. Of the participants in the first round, all those who have achieved a solution success of at least 50% are admitted to the second round. In the second round there is a centrally placed exam. From the end of September, general sample tasks and special topics for the current competition year will be published on the homepage of the International Chemistry Olympiad. The participants have two months to prepare for the exam, which is written at the respective school between the end of November and the beginning of December. The best 60 students move on to the third round. Here you meet for a selection seminar for about 8 days. The participants in this round are trained in a full program with lectures and exercises in chemistry. A small supporting program is also offered. The teachers are mostly former participants in the Olympics and range from students to university lecturers. The third round also includes two five-hour exams. The best 15 pupils then come to the fourth round for about a week at the Leibniz Institute for Science Education in Kiel. Here practical tasks are practiced and various experiments are carried out in the laboratory. In addition to a theoretical test, a practical test is now carried out as proof of performance (both five hours each). The best four students then provide the German team for the International Chemistry Olympiad.
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