This is the website for chemistry classes taught by Ms. Rotter at Lowell
High School. The school's website has a lot of information about Lowell
if you are interested. Also, the science department's webpage has
information specific to the sciences at Lowell.
Chemistry is typically taken by sophomores or juniors following Biology.
There is significantly more math usage in Chemistry than Biology,
students can experience difficulties integrating their math knowledge
into the science class.
In regular chemistry, we use the textbook, World of Chemistry, by
Zumdahl. Students are also required to have a scientific calculator.
Students are required to take 2 years of science, but for colleges are
strongly recommended to take 3 years. All courses are a full year long.
The 3 basic courses are:
The AP courses are:
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics (1/2 + Accelerated) (Algebra based)
AP Physics (Calc based)
Science at Lowell