This course provides an introduction to chemical principles. It implements a theme-based approach which relates the study of chemistry to the natural world and everyday life. Chemistry topics are taught under the themes of Alchemy, Smells, Weather, Toxins, Fire, and Showtime. As the course progresses, topics are revisited in increasing depth. Students in this course will use guided inquiry, laboratory experiments, mathematics, communication, and critical thinking in order to explore and learn chemistry concepts.