This course is designed to introduce the basic chemical concepts such as composition of matter, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, formulas and equations, gas laws, reacting quantities and acid base theory. Students will practice the investigative skills used by practicing scientists when studying these concepts. Students will also learn to use safety precautions with chemicals and equipment. Students taking this course will take an end-of-course SOL test in Chemistry. Students must pass both the course and SOL test to earn a verified credit.