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QIS Key Concepts for Early Learners: K-12 Framework
High School Chemistry
Incorporating QIS into High School Chemistry
Quantum information science leverages quantum mechanics to develop new capabilities in computing, sensing, and communications. In many chemistry classes, there may be natural points of integration around topics such as atomic and molecular structure, orbitals, spectroscopy, and electron configuration. The purpose of the QIS K-12 Key Concepts Chemistry Focus Group was to create an initial set of expectations and learning goals, which will be useful to curriculum developers and teachers seeking to develop chemistry lessons and activities for teaching QIS K12 Key Concepts.
The focus group brought together a range of experts, including educators familiar with both teaching and research of physics concepts at high school and/or university levels. The members were:
- *John Donohue, Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Ontario
- *Emily Edwards, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
- Jim Hall, Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock, TX
- Scott Hawkins, St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, Ohio
- Kevin Lavigne, Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
- Olayinka Mohorn, Dominican University, Chicago, IL
- Beverly Owens, Cleveland County Schools, Shelby, NC
- Silvia Perri, Castro Valley Virtual Academy (currently at Castro Valley High School), Castro Valley CA
- John Phipps, Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
- *Chandralekha Singh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- Jennifer Smith, Illinois Virtual School, Peoria IL
- Jeanette Stewart, Marist School, Atlanta, Georgia
- Heather Weck, Harriton High School, Rosemont, PA
- *Brent Yen, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
*Designates working group leads, conveners, and/or framework editors.
The output from this group was a series of expectations and outcomes for each QIS Key Concept. This initial framework is intended to evolve over time as quantum education for K-12 develops.
The output is downloadable via the following link. We are releasing this first version for feedback from the community. Please reach out to us with your comments/questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOWNLOAD THE FRAMEWORK FOR QIS + K-12 CHEMISTRY
Resources and Tools
The resources in this repository are created and submitted by members of the quantum education community. We review them prior to posting and provide information on suitability for different audiences. We also note when teachers have either co-developed or reviewed the resource. Did we miss anything? Contact our team to let us know!
Textbook: Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing
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EPIQC informal activities for early ages
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Lecture notes: The Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics
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This resource is an online self-guided set of essays about quantum computing, quantum mechanics, and other quantum topics. It is similar to an online textbook and includes some Q & A for the reader to help reinforce concepts. The authors describe the resource as...
EdX Course: Introduction to Quantum Computing for Everyone
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Lesson Modules by the Institute for Quantum Computing
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Quantum Computing Zines
Zines are short, comic-book-style pamphlets that fit on an 8.5”x11” piece of paper and intended for general non-expert, informal learners. The zines cover a number of quantum computing topics ranging from superposition to quantum notation. These begin with analogies...
EdX Course: Quantum Mechanics for Everyone
This is a quantum mechanics (physics) course aimed at non-scientists and is intended to be accessible to high school level students and above who have studied Algebra II and Trigonometry. It introduces the concepts of superposition and entanglement, as well as others....