Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes. All chemistry courses are introductory survey courses, which allow students to explore the physical world around them qualitatively and quantitatively. Importance is placed on experimentation and data analysis as tools for developing and reinforcing understanding of concepts. Observations of behavior of materials in the macroscopic world lead to the development of models of microscopic structures and behavior. The curriculum is supported by laboratory experiments that incorporate the use of technology and scientific equipment available in the chemistry laboratory rooms.