The SC 119 Foundations of Chemistry bypass assessment has two parts. The first part covers basic concepts and skills of chemistry. The second part is an experiment, which requires careful measurements, graphing, interpretation of data, and modification of the original experimental procedure.
In the first part, students are able to show that they have met the following SC 119 outcomes:
- Explains and applies selected major concepts and models of chemistry.
- Identifies the main idea and supporting observations and inferences when reading texts or articles about chemistry.
- Correctly uses conversion factors and algebra when analyzing numerical data.
In the second part, students are able to show that they have met the following SC 119 outcomes:
- Observes chemical and physical phenomena; uses observations to make reasonable inferences and generalizations.
- Makes and interprets basic measurements (especially metric measurements) accurately.
- Creates graphs and tables to organize and communicate data effectively.
- Interprets graphs and tables and draws (appropriate) inferences from them.
- Articulates problem-solving process.
- Uses or modifies a design for the solution of a problem by means of laboratory experimentation.
Students who demonstrate that they have met the outcomes for the second part are validated for
Problem Solving Level 1.
The assessment is not timed. As a guideline, most students spend between 3 and 3 ½ hours on the assessment. They often take a break between the two parts. They may bring and use a calculator.They will be given a Periodic Table and a molecular model kit to use during the assessment.
SC 119 Foundations of Chemistry - Practice Bypass (pdf)
SC 119 Foundations of Chemistry - Practice Bypass Answers (pdf)