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Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Out of all the courses I have taken at Wellesley High School, I found chemistry the most interesting. I took chemistry my sophomore year and loved it from the first day. I liked my teacher (Mrs. Wilkins) and was interested in the material I was going to begin learning. From the information I heard from previous students (how there’s a large involvement of math), going into that year I was very excited to be taking the course. Growing up I had always loved science and math and for there to be a course that merged those two subjects together I was very thrilled.
The first unit we studied was models and measurements; I do not remember much of this specific material but I believe that the first unit of the year for all subjects is really interesting. To be specific, the units that made me enjoy the class as a whole were: electrons and the periodic table (unit 3) and compounds and chemical bonds (unit 4).
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Overall, I think this course has taught me really interesting things about how certain elements (such as: carbon dioxide, air, water and etc.) are made up all because of atoms and electrons. I remember I did struggle a little bit during certain units and my advice to students considering this course would be to check in with your teacher because they will always be willing to help.