Introduction to Chemistry - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives. Watch the video lessons in this chapter to explore the roles creativity, curiosity, and skepticism play in scientific research. The teaching of chemistry in Serbia as a separate subject dates from 1874. The first secondary-school chemistry textbooks appeared in the second half of the 19th century. INTRODUCTION TO CHEM ISTRY • Chemistry is the science that deals with the materials of the universe, and the changes they ... HIGH PRECISION but LOW ACCURACY ... Form One: Introduction to Chemistry. Chemistry is defined as the branch of science that deals with the structure composition, properties and behavior of matter. Phases of Matter. Matter is anything that has weight/mass and occupies space/volume. A large part of chemistry is problem solving and you will be expected to show a proficiency in that skill. Always show your work (and your thought process) for partial credit! There will be a term paper and/or project per quarter that aims to connect what we are learning about to your lives, the school and the community.