Why Take This Course?
Chemistry is called the middle science – it bridges the gap between physics and our everyday world. It is the why and how of biology. For chemistry and by chemistry, nations have risen and fallen. At the heart of this science stands the Periodic Table of Elements, one of mankind’s greatest achievements. The periodic table is to science as Shakespeare and the King James Bible are to English. In this High School Chemistry course we will explore these elements, born in the heat of dying stars, and discover a world beyond imagination: our own.
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|What is thermochemistry? What are gases?||What are solids and liquids? What makes a solution?||How do solutions interact to achieve equilibrium? What are acids and bases and redox reactions?||What is light? What is nuclear chemistry? How can I recognize pseudoscience?|
|What is heat in a chemical reaction?||How do the intermolecular forces of attraction determine the state of a substance?||How do solutions behave? What are the colligative properties?||What is the electromagnetic spectrum and how does it relate to light and energy?|
|How does energy from a reaction interact with its environment?||What are some condensed states and what information can I get from phase diagrams?||What is chemical equilibrium?||How is nuclear energy harnessed and used?|
|What makes a gas?||What are the properties of solutions and how do they form?||What are acids and bases?||What is good science and how do I determine whether science is good or bad?|
|What are the gas laws?||What are redox reactions?|
Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase
|Sam Kean||The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements|
- Recommended Grade: 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior)
- Prerequisites: Chemistry A
- Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 7*
- Format: Live / Self-paced
- Credits: 0.5
Miscellaneous household materials required for experiments.
Some experiments may require small additional purchases.
*Science students spend at least one hour a day learning science and completing science assignments, plus two hours a week in live class sessions