One thing I changed from before is the wording. Each one is now written as an "I can" statement. I started this last spring and simply changing the words "the student will..." was an amazing psychological shift for my kids.
Right now, my total stands at 31. This seems like a LOT of standards. However, ten of these are lab skills that are assessed nearly every time we do a lab. Since these are assessed in a different way, I'm not sure if they fully count toward the total or not.
The standards preceded by * are my gold standards. No zeros allowed on these if you want to get credit for learning chemistry. As of now, I have ten.
1. I can identify the hypothesis to be tested, phenomenon to be investigated or the problem to be solved. (ΔHS.1.2.2a)
2. I can identify the tested variables and conditions to be kept constant during an investigation. (ΔHS.1.2.2b)
3. I can communicate the details of an experimental procedure clearly and completely. (ΔHS.1.2.2c)
4. I can record and represent data in a meaningful way. (ΔHS.1.2.2d)
*5. I can analyze laboratory data in order to clarify the questions, hypotheses or methods of an experiment.
6. I can use common mathematical functions to analyze and describe data. (ΔHS.1.3.3b)
7. I can use statistical data analysis techniques. (ΔHS.1.3.3c)
*8. I can report data and calculations in a precise and accurate manner.
*9. I can use equipment properly and safely. (ΔHS.1.3.3f)
10. I can follow all lab clean-up procedures.
Physical Properties of Matter
1. I can define mass, volume and density in terms of a substance's particles.
*2. I can apply the Law of Conservation of mass.
3. I can apply density as a conversion factor between mass and volume.
Energy and States of Matter
*1. I can represent at the particle level, the characteristics (motion, spacing and arrangement) of particles in different phases of matter. (ΔHS.2A.2.a)
2. I can relate the temperature of a substance to the average kinetic energy of its particles. (ΔHS.2A.2.1)
3. I can predict the effect on a gas of changing pressure, volume or temperature on any of the other variables.
*4. I can recognize energy as a conserved, substance-like quantity that is always involved when a system undergoes change.
5. I can describe the energy transfer between a system and it's surroundings during a phase change. (ΔHS.2A.2.1b)
1. I can distinguish between mixtures, pure substances, elements and compounds.
2. I can separate a mixture into its component substances.
3. I can use Avagadro’s Hypothesis along with combining volumes of gases to deduce the composition of some compounds.
4. I can describe the Law of Definite Proportion and the Law of Multiple Proportions.
1. I can determine the number of protons, neutrons and/or electrons in an atom or ion.
2. I can calculate the average atomic mass of an element
3. I can write the orbital diagram or electron configuration for an atom or ion.
1. I can distinguish between ionic, molecular and atomic solids. (2A.2.2c)
*2. I can name and write formulas for ionic compounds. (2A.2.3b)
*3. I can name and write formulas for molecular compounds. (2A.2.3c)
1. I can determine the molar mass of an atom or compound.
2. I can convert between the number of particles and the moles of an atom or compound. (2A.3.2)
*3. I can convert between the mass and the moles of an atom or compound. (2A.3.2)
4. I can determine the empirical formula and/or the molecular formula of a compound.
1. I can describe chemical reactions in terms of the microscopic behavior of atoms. (2A.3.1)
2. I can write balanced chemical equations. (2A.3.1a)
3. I can describe endothermic and exothermic reactions in terms of storage or release of chemical potential energy. (2A.2.3d)
*1. I can calculate the masses (or number of moles) of reactants and products in a chemical reaction from the mass (or moles) of one of the reactants or products. (2A.3.2)
2. I can determine the limiting reactant of a chemical reaction.
3. I can determine theoretical and percent yield of the products of a chemical reaction. (2A.3.2)
4. I can determine the partial pressure of a particular gas in a mixture.
5. I can predict the moles of another reactant or product when given the temperature, volume and pressure of a gaseous reactant or product. (2A.3.2)
6. I can relate the molar concentration (molarity) of a solution to the number of moles and volume of the solution. (2A.3.3)
Okay. Hit me.
What am I missing? Does everything (anything) make sense? I tend to get stuck on wording and edit things to death, so if you have any wording that would be better, please let me know.