Out of all of the skin care products in the world, your bathroom cabinet needs to be filled with products researched and designed by me. When I entered high school, I discovered my passion for selecting lip sticks, lip glosses, lotions, perfumes, and makeup foundations. You name it. After learning about the connections between the information in my chemistry class and these items, a light bulb went off! I maintained an A average in chemistry throughout the whole year! Additionally, in 2014, I became a student in the Academy of Engineering and Technology, which also heightened my interests in chemistry. In a science fair at that academy, there was a chemistry course where we made colorful slime, and during that process, I learned that I get an adrenaline rush when I am mixing different chemicals together to see what the outcome is. Majoring in chemistry at Norfolk State University will definitely prepare me for a very successful future in chemistry! My ultimate goal is to conduct research and development for chemical cosmetics. I plan to obtain employment at the greatest companies in the world such as L'Oréal and Avon.
“What do you mean you’re not going to take science next year,” Mr.Turek sounded stunned. “You have to take a science next year.” “Physics isn’t my thing.” I confessed, “and I’ve taken all the others.” “Well,” He spoke obviously, “You could take AP Chemistry.” He read the indecision on my face. AP Chemistry was rumored to be intolerable, only the best of the best could tread in that class. “You can do it” he added
Until about 2 years ago I was not quite sure what path I would choose for my future career, let alone what path I would choose when I arrived at college. I tended to be adept at subjects such as science and mathematics throughout my high school life, however I was never particularly fond of any one subject in particular. However, that changed my senior year of high school when I enrolled in AP Chemistry. I was intrigued by chemistry when I attended the pre-AP Chemistry course, however I was not particularly interested at that moment. However, AP Chemistry came with a plethora of hands-on experiments and procedures that existed to illustrate basic concepts of chemistry. Although it may sound mundane, I was amazed at some of the concepts we learned being implemented in front of our eyes, and I was especially
I have always known that I wanted to pursue an education in science; there were simply too many questions in this world that had yet to be answered. Never did I expect my love of music, however, to have truly inspired and intertwined with my love for chemistry. This, I learned, is because my admiration for music and chemistry are one and the same. Music has taught me that chemistry is also a form of art. I first
Chemistry became the subject that I couldn’t wait to learn, and I often find myself getting excited over new discoveries in chemistry, such as the four new elements added to the periodic table that I texted multiple friends about. Since I want to be a teacher, I find the best way for me to combine teaching and chemistry is to help those in the school who need help learning the subject. My friend is a sophomore who currently takes level one chemistry, and for her, I serve as the person she can go to when she needs help with the subject, and I’m happy to help her whenever she needs
In order to fully engage students and make personal connections/ownership to the content, it is vital to connect a topic to the student’s life. Unit II is the smallest chemistry unit that provides the necessary background knowledge students need for
Accelerated Chemistry I is a demanding course that involves critical thinking and problem solving. Throughout the course you will be asked to analyze data, draw conclusions, process new information, and build your own understanding of chemistry concepts. Only after you have investigated new ideas will you discuss them formally. The model we will be using in class is - engage, explore, explain, evaluate. You will be asked to analyze common occurrences such as melting ice cubes and burning candles in order to understand the chemical processes that allow them to occur. You will analyze the relationship between macroscopic properties and microscopic structures, which in turn will help you to gain a better understanding of the world around you,
I am sitting here completely dumb founded as I think about chemistry. How does chemistry relate to me? How do I relate chemistry? It is such a subject that I am unsure of how it fits into my life other than a class I took in high school. As I dig deeper instead of just scratching the surface, I realize that I use and will be going to use chemistry more and more in my life.
Science has become my favorite subject over the years, especially Chemistry. Taking AP Chemistry was the best decision I ever made because I instantly fell in love with chemistry. It was an interesting course that gave me insight on random things like why it rains. We did many cool labs, and I got to use tools and machines that I never would have used before in my life. For example, I got to use a spectrophotometer to record absorbtion of light in a solution. My favorite unit in chemistry was by far Intermolecular forces. They helped me understand the interactions between substances which explained why oil floats on water. Instead of getting an answer along the line of "it is denser", I understood that it was because the oil could not break
Learning the different things in my science classes have inspired me to become a chemist and a pharmacist in the future. My teachers have a great impact on my decision that I have made. Mrs. Swiney was my Pre-AP Chemistry and Forensic teacher for two years and has taught me almost everything I know. She taught the subjects in such an interesting and exciting way that I wanted to learn more. The classes were easy to me as well, so it just made it better. Mrs. Smith, my AP Chemistry teacher, made me finally decide that chemistry is something I want to keep in my life in the future. I understand it very well and tend to help my classmates with the subject. In the future, I want to attend a college majoring in Chemistry, and hopefully I will go
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Chemistry captivated me as a college freshman by her promise of truth. Truth was a magical word, and was all the more alluring when associated with science, which to me back then meant the absolute. The process by which truth emerged from chemistry was so elegant: I loved to envision different molecules combining their molecular orbitals to form a product with the lowest energy level, and could not stop marveling at how concepts like energy, almost metaphysically abstract, manifested themselves so concretely in chemical reactions.
As a kid, out of curiosity, I used to study the ingredients in household chemicals. A lot of dangerous substances had very useful applications. Chlorine, for example, is both a poison to humans and the thing that makes pools swimmable. This kind of paradox about common household chemicals and what they do to water is what led me to take rigorous science courses in high school, where I nurtured my passion for chemistry, as well as biology, and physics. I participated in chemistry league competitions and Olympiads as a way to build my knowledge piece by piece, like building lego. I studied atomic structure, covalent bonds and ionization energy asking myself: Why? How do molecules stick to each other? When would it be advantageous to unstick them?
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Learning Chemistry, Maths and Physics never got me tired. I’ve started to experience enthusiastic feelings towards those subjects during my high school as I was acknowledged to proceed with my upper school in science stream. I couldn’t agree more that being a science student is very challenging as it involves critical thinking which relates with the theories and practical. However, after a couple of months of learning, I came to realize that I have been intrigued by those subjects despite the challenging parts of understanding. Hence, I really look forward to further my studies in Chemical Engineering which involves deeper understanding of those subjects.