The purpose of this course is to provide a rigorous study of the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter. The concepts are studied more in depth; much more math is used in calculations, than at the standard level. In addition, the honors level delves into some topics not covered in standard. This involves more work, so a faster pace is necessary. Detailed laboratory activities and scientific research are a significant part of the course.
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