Based on our research and critical observations, the demand for the approved chemistry scheme of work for ss1 in senior secondary school from chemistry teachers is high, the reason for it high demand is because it is one of the most important subject for science student, apart from this;
Chemistry is one of the compulsory subject requirement for student during admission especially for students that want to study Health science, engineering, Chemistry and any other science or science related course in higher institution be it College of education, Polytechnics or Universities.
This scheme of work is useable in respective of the school be it public or private schools and brings about uniformity in our educational sector, and in our next article we will also provide you with chemistry scheme of work for ss2 and ss3 chemistry schemee for this post aimed we will only emphasize on ss1 chemistry scheme of work
As we have promised, this scheme of work will be made available for all teachers in secondary schools in Nigeria. As will all know that Chemistry is a science subject offered in Senior secondary schools only, although, the chemistry scheme of work for SS 1 is a continuation of the Jss3 Scheme of work Basic Science. This scheme of work has been properly organized for adequate understanding for ss1 students. There has to be a sequel from the previous class in order for students to have better knowledge and understand of the subject.
This Chemistry scheme for SS 1 is the same for both private and public schools in Nigeria, this means that this scheme of work provided here is the same for private school and public or government owned secondary schools, therefore we are urging the directors, principals, director of studies, head of departments sand teachers in secondary schools in Nigeria to strictly use the approved scheme of work as ordered by the ministry of education.
It is advisable for all private and public secondary schools in Nigeria to use the same scheme of work in order to be inline with the directive from the ministry of education. In order to align with the demands of WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, JAMB and other external exam, the ministry of education makes it compulsory for all schools to submit the government approved scheme of work for all subjects offered in senior secondary school as one of the requirements for approving secondary school in Nigeria.
For the purpose of this post, we will strictly focus on Chemistry scheme scheme of work for ss1 first term to third term. This is stated in clear terms, what is expected by WAEC as a body in preparing pupils for Chemistry in their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) and also will insinuate teachers about the government approved scheme of work for Chemistry (in Senior secondary school 1, that is, SS 1 first term, second term and third term.
This scheme of work will surely help chemistry teacher in carefully breaking down the subject, topics and subtopics and also, improvise more practical ways of imparting the practical knowledge on the learners since is a mixture of both theory and practical and also include indoor and outdoor activity.
This post is importance to chemistry tea hers because myschoolpress is the only platform that provides in full details about the current Chemistry curriculum for SS 1,it include, each topic, subtopic, teacher activities and summary of all the compulsory area teacher should emphasize on for the complete academic session (1st term, 2nd term and 3rd term),
First Term 2022/2023 Chemistry Scheme Of Work For SS1
|1||Introduction to Chemistry|
Definition of chemistry, scientific method of teaching Chemistry
Career in Chemistry
Application of chemistry (Teaching chemical and petrochemical industries e.t.c)
The adverse effects of chemistry
|The defines and gives examples, guide the student effectively, guide students to identify careers in Chemistry|
Uses of charts to guide class discussion.
Take the students to visit chemical industries, e.g. paints.
Learners participate in class
Ask and answer questions.
List career in chemistry correctly.
Write a report on the industries visited
|2||Nature of Matter|
Concept of matter (physical and chemical change)
Elements, compounds, and mixture
|The teacher demostrate chemical changes using examples like burning of the candle, salt dissolving in water e.t.c|
Shows the chart to the students containing elements and symbols in the periodic table
The learners state the difference between physical and chemical changes.
Identify the element with their symbols.
Filtration,Decantation, Evaporation, Precipitation.
|The instructor guide students to understand the principles of choice of separation techniques for a particular mixture|
The learners explain the principles behind the choice of separation techniques
|4||Separation techniques continue|
Crystallization, chromatography, centrifugation, separating funnel, distillation, magnetization, and sublimation and Criteria for purity
|The teacher demonstrates the method of separation.|
Demonstrates the determination of melting point for solids and boiling points for liquids.
The students manipulate different apparatus used in separating substances.
Determine the melting point of ice and boiling point of water
|5||Particulate nature of matter|
Concept of atoms, molecules, ions, and radicals.
Dalton atomic theory and its modifications.
|The teacher guide the student in inputting particles of chalk into water also guide the students to calculate the empirical formula from percentage composition.|
The students Identify the process of chalk dissolution in water and calculate the empirical formula effectively.
|6||Particulate nature of matter Cont.|
Electronic configuration, valency writing, and naming of a compound using valence.
|The instructor guides the students on how to identify the element in the periodic table|
The learners ask questions and take down notes.
|7||The particulate nature of matter continues|
Isotopy, relative atomic mass molecular mass, empirical and molecular formula
|The teacher guides students to calculate the empirical formula, write the Isotopy of an element|
The students calculate the relative atomic mass and molecular formula.
|8||Laws of chemical combination|
Chemical combination: the law of conservation of mass, the law of constant composition, the law of multiple proportions, the law of reciprocal and chemical equation
|The teacher Performs experiments to illustrate: Conservation of mass,Law of constant composition|
The teacher guides students to write and balance a chemical equation
The students reports the experiment, using the correct format and write and balance chemical equations
Bonds: Electrovalent, covalent, coordinate covalent
|The teacher uses simple illustrations to explain the type of bond in common substances like camphor, common salt, etc.|
The learners participate in class discussions ask questions
|10||Chemical combination continues|
Hydrogen bond, metallic bound, vanderwaal forces of attraction
|The instructor state the characteristics of bonds.|
The students ask questions and take down notes on chemical combination
|11-13||Revision and Examination|
Summary Of First Term 2022/2023 Chemistry Scheme Of Work For SS1
As a chemistry teacher, you should be able to teach your student all the outlined behavioural Objectives at the end of the term while students should also be able to understand and familiarise themselves with the objectives too. At the of the term, the teacher with the student should be able to define Chemistry, and list scientific methods. Enumerate career prospects in chemistry, explain the application of Chemistry and describe the adverse effect of chemicals
Differentiate between physical and chemical changes, define element, compound, and mixture, and state the symbols of the first 20 elements.
State the different standard methods of separating mixtures and their applications
Draw separation techniques apparatus and state the criteria for purity
Differentiate between atoms, molecules, and ions, state the constituents of atoms, protons, neutrons, and electrons. Define atomic number, mass number, and isotopes.
List the electronic configuration of at least the first 20 elements. Write and name the compound by using valence.
Define Isotopy, relative atomic mass, empirical and molecular formula and show charts
States the law of conservation of mass, law of constant composition e.t.c, write the chemical formula and chemical equation.
Differentiate between various types of chemical bounding and explain the types of bounds and their characteristics.
Second Term 2022/2023 Chemistry Scheme Of Work For SS1
|1||Kinetic Theory of Matter and General Gas Laws|
Kinetic Theory and its application
Change of state of matter
Boyle’s law and Charles law, Calculation of Boyles and Charles law
|The teacher define Boyle’s and Gas laws. Perform Experiments to explain the laws and write equations for the laws.|
The learners state Boyle’s law and Charles law, define the molar volume of gases.
|3||General Gas Equation, Ideal Gas Equation, Dalton’s law of Partial Pressure||The teacher define General gas equation and Gas laws. Perform experiments to explain the laws and write equations for the laws|
The learner ask questions and take down notes.
|4||Gay Lussac’s law, Avogadro’s law, Relative Vapour Density, Graham’s Law of Diffusion||The teacher solve relevant calculations. State the Gay Lussac’s, Avogadro’s law|
The learners watch the performed Experiments
|5||Acid, Base, and Salt|
Definition of Acids
Types, reparation, Properties and Uses of Acid
|The instructor carefully supervise students to taste and observe the difference in taste between ripe and unripe fruits.|
The students ask questions and take down notes.
|6||Concept of Base|
Definition, reparation, Properties and Uses of base
|Mention some common acids and bases. List the characteristics of acids and base|
Definition, Types, Preparation, Properties and Uses of salt
|The teacher perform experiment to illustrate neutralization reaction|
The learner list different types of salt and prepare salt by neutralization reaction e.g. NaCl
|8||PH, Acidity, and Alkalinity|
Characteristics feature of some salts.
|Demonstrate Efflorescence, deliquescence and Hygroscope|
The instructor ask questions and take down notes.
|9||Carbon and its Compound|
Allotropes of Carbon, structures, properties and uses
|The teacher with the students identify and list Carbon containing Compound|
|10||Carbon and its Compound|
Non-crystalline Carbon, Properties and uses of carbon
|The teacher lead the students in a guided identification of carbon-containing compounds in and around us.|
The learners ask questions and take down notes.
|11-13||Revision and Examination|
Summary Of Second Term 2022/2023 Chemistry Scheme Of Work For SS1
As we are about to start second term work, teacher should able to cover up all the specific areas mentioned below in their lesson.
The teacher should be able to state the postulate of the kinetic theory of gas, list the application of kinetic theory, list the state of the matter
State Boyle’s law, Solve simple calculations on Boyle’s law, Show how heat affects the volume of a given mass of gas and show that PV-NRT is the general gas equation
Show how heat affects the volume of a given mass of gas, show that PV-NRT is the general gas equation
State Gay Lussac’s law, Show the relationship between the rate of diffusion and the density of the gas. Demonstrate diffusion of a gas.
Identify an acid using Litmus paper, list uses of an acid
Differentiate between Base and Alkali
State the effect of a Base on a Litmus Paper and list uses a Base.
List different types of Salt, give different uses of salt and method of preparation of salt.
List two crystalline allotropes of Carbon, list properties and uses of Diamond.
The teacher with the students identify and list Carbon containing Compound
List the uses of Wood charcoal, list and mention the product of burning carbonaceous material in a limited supply of air
Third Term 2022/2023 Chemistry Scheme Of Work For SS1
|1||Carbon and its compound|
Types of coal
Distillation and uses of distillation products
|The teacher leads the students to identify various allotropes of carbon.|
The learners ask questions and writes notes. Listens to the teacher during teaching.
|2||Gasification of coke|
Uses of carbon and properties of Carbon
|The teacher guides the students to list various products of coal distillation, state various fuel gas and their composition|
The learners prepares carbon (iv)oxide using another method.
|3-4||Preparation, Properties and Uses and test of carbon(iv)oxide||The teacher copies of short notes for the students.|
The students takes down notes and asks questions.
Preparation, properties and uses Trioxocarbonate(iv) Salts
|The teacher leads students to identify trioxocarbonate (iv) by using an acid solution.|
The learners identify- soluble and insoluble salts by dissolving some salts in water.
|6||Petroleum and hydrocarbon|
Sources of hydrocarbon
Petroleum and its fractions
|The teacher lists the fractions of petroleum and their uses.|
The learners takes down note and ask questions
Cracking, Reforming, Octane number/rating
|The teacher guides the student to define cracking. Leads the student to state uses of petroleum reforming|
The students listen to the teacher during a demonstration and involves in group discussion
Sources and uses of raw materials
Division of chemical industries and their raw materials
|Shows the products made from some raw materials to the students, leads the students to prepare simple products e.g. soap, insecticides|
The students watch the teacher during a demonstration
Groups and periods
Families of elements
|The instructor uses the periodic table chart to show the arrangement of elements in groups and periods|
The students watch the teacher’s demonstration and draw electronic configuration of the first twenty elements
|10||Periodic properties||The teacher guides students to state various periodic properties. Initiates and Guides class discussion on periodic properties of the families of elements|
The students state the characteristics of elements in different groups
|11-13||Revision and Examination|
Sumary Of Third Term 2022/2023 Chemistry Scheme Of Work For SS1
In this third term the teacher must try their best by teaching and emphasise on the following;
List Types of Coal and their preparation, define destructive distillation of coal. State the uses of the products of destructive distillation of coal.
State advantages of water gas over producer gas. State their components. Enumerate uses water gas and producer gas writes a balanced chemical equations for their production. Itemize the properties of carbon. recognize carbon in the local environment.
Write the chemical equation for the preparation of carbon (iv) oxide, mention 2 physical and any 2 chemical properties of carbon (iv) oxide. Identify carbon (iv) oxide gas using a suitable reagent.
State various methods of preparing carbon (iv) oxide. List three physical and three (3) chemical properties of carbon (iv) oxide. Test for the presence of carbon (ii) oxide.
List soluble and insoluble trioxocarbonate (iv) salts, state any 2 properties of trioxocarbonate (iv) salts, and write a balanced equation of preparation of trioxocarbonate (iv) acid
Mention sources of hydrocarbon. List petroleum factions and their uses.
List the common natural raw materials. State chemical industries with their raw materials and differentiate between fine and heavy chemicals
List the periodic properties and differentiate between ionization energy and electron affinity