Throughout the term, our Year 12 Chemistry students have been exploring all things organic in chemistry, from naming organic compounds and exploring the characteristics of functional groups.

The class has enjoyed linking regularly used terminology such as saturated, polyunsaturated, and ‘trans-fats’ with what that actually means on a molecular level and why that is important in nutritional science.

These real-world links are light bulb moments for students evidencing how the IB Chemistry curriculum works hard to ensure the Nature of Science is understood and well communicated.
Next week, we will be preparing for our Internal Assessment which is our major assessment to be completed in Term 2.

Kate Hood
IB Chemistry