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Part B - NSTA - Chemistry - Professional Organization Recommendations

NSTA 1.C.3.a Content - Chemistry - Core Competencies All teachers of chemistry should be prepared lead students to understand the unifying concepts required of all teachers of science, and should in addition be prepared to lead students to understand:
NSTA 1.C.3.a. 8 Acids and bases Acids and bases, oxidation-reduction chemistry, and solutions.
NSTA 1.C.3.a. 9 Biochemistry Fundamental biochemistry.
NSTA 1.C.3.a.10 Group chemistry Functional and polyfunctional group chemistry.
NSTA 1.C.3.a.11 Environmental chemistry Environmental and atmospheric chemistry.
NSTA 1.C.3.a.12 Chemistry investigations Fundamental processes of investigating in chemistry.
NSTA 1.C.3.a.13 Environmental quality and health Applications of chemistry in personal and community health and environmental quality.

NSTA 1.C.3.b Content - Chemistry - Advanced Competencies In addition to the core competencies, teachers of chemistry as a primary field should also be prepared to effectively lead students to understand:
NSTA 1.C.3.b.14 Molecules and structures Molecular orbital theory, aromaticity, metallic and ionic structures, and correlation to properties of matter.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.15 Superconductors and metallurgy Superconductors and principles of metallurgy.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.16 Kinetics and Thermodynamics Advanced concepts of chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.17 Adducts and coordination compounds Lewis adducts and coordination compounds.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.18 Solutions, colloids and colligatives Solutions, colloids, and colligative properties.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.19 Compounds and products Major biological compounds and natural products.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.20 Solvents Solvent system concepts including non-aqueous solvents.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.21 Reactivity Chemical reactivity and molecular structure including electronic and steric effects.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.22 Organic synthesis Organic synthesis and organic reaction mechanisms.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.23 Energy flow Energy flow through chemical systems.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.24 Environmental issues Issues related to chemistry including ground water pollution, disposal of plastics, and development of alternative fuels.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.25 History Historical development and perspectives in chemistry including contributions of significant figures and underrepresented groups, and the evolution of theories in chemistry.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.26 Research How to design, conduct, and report research in chemistry.
NSTA 1.C.3.b.27 Application Applications of chemistry and chemical technology in society, business, industry, and health fields.

NSTA 1.C.3.c Content - Chemistry - Supporting Competencies All teachers of chemistry should be prepared to effectively apply concepts from other sciences and mathematics to the teaching of chemistry including:
NSTA 1.C.3.c.28 Biology Biology, including molecular biology, bioenergetics, and ecology.
NSTA 1.C.3.c.29 Earth Science Earth science, including geochemistry, cycles of matter, and energetics of Earth systems.
NSTA 1.C.3.c.30 Physics Physics, including energy, stellar evolution, properties and functions of waves, motions and forces, electricity, and magnetism.
NSTA 1.C.3.c.31 Mathematical Mathematical and statistical concepts and skills including statistics and the use of differential equations and calculus.