This rigorous laboratory course is designed to prepare students for the rigors of advanced chemistry courses. Students will learn about chemical and physical properties, atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, chemical reactions, the Mole, stoichiometry, solutions, and kinetic molecular theory while learning the skills of science and engineering. This course emphasizes investigative learning through laboratory experiences, with thorough record keeping, written analysis and presentation of results. The content and pace of the course are enhanced to be consistent with the IB/AP program and prepare students for further science courses. Successful completion of this course fulfills the state graduation requirement for chemistry/physics and prepares students for future science courses.