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University of Rochester Warner School of Education
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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. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.a. 9 Biochemistry Fundamental biochemistry. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.a.10 Group chemistry Functional and polyfunctional group chemistry. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.a.11 Environmental chemistry Environmental and atmospheric chemistry. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.a.12 Chemistry investigations Fundamental processes of investigating in chemistry. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.a.13 Environmental quality and health Applications of chemistry in personal and community health and environmental quality. __1  __2  __3  __4

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. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.15 Superconductors and metallurgy Superconductors and principles of metallurgy. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.16 Kinetics and Thermodynamics Advanced concepts of chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.17 Adducts and coordination compounds Lewis adducts and coordination compounds. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.18 Solutions, colloids and colligatives Solutions, colloids, and colligative properties. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.19 Compounds and products Major biological compounds and natural products. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.20 Solvents Solvent system concepts including non-aqueous solvents. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.21 Reactivity Chemical reactivity and molecular structure including electronic and steric effects. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.22 Organic synthesis Organic synthesis and organic reaction mechanisms. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.23 Energy flow Energy flow through chemical systems. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.24 Environmental issues Issues related to chemistry including ground water pollution, disposal of plastics, and development of alternative fuels. __1  __2  __3  __4
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. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.26 Research How to design, conduct, and report research in chemistry. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.b.27 Application Applications of chemistry and chemical technology in society, business, industry, and health fields. __1  __2  __3  __4

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. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.c.29 Earth Science Earth science, including geochemistry, cycles of matter, and energetics of Earth systems. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.c.30 Physics Physics, including energy, stellar evolution, properties and functions of waves, motions and forces, electricity, and magnetism. __1  __2  __3  __4
NSTA 1.C.3.c.31 Mathematical Mathematical and statistical concepts and skills including statistics and the use of differential equations and calculus. __1  __2  __3  __4
 
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