Grades 9-12+1High school students may be awarded 1 Science credit upon completion of this course.

Chemistry is the study of matter, its composition, and behavior. This chemistry course is designed to be a general introduction to the discipline and provides an overview of concepts and applications. Topics for the course include atomic structure, periodic table and trends, chemical bonding, behavior of gases, chemical reactions, aqueous systems, and stoichiometry.

The course includes two 50-minute meetings per week of live instruction. Class sessions reinforce and expand upon concepts found in the text. Students are assigned readings each week along with assessment questions that accompany the material. Assignments, due dates, and grades are easily available for students and parents to view. Various forms of help are available to students throughout the year. The beginning of each class is set aside to answer any questions students have about their assignments. The discussion forum allows students to ask questions outside of class. Questions posted here are answered within 24 hours.

The course also contains a laboratory component which gives the students the opportunity to investigate in more detail the topics discussed in the course. The laboratory component includes a combination of demonstration labs, virtual labs, and hands-on labs completed by the students at home. Instructions for ordering the lab kit can be found below.

High school students may be awarded 1 Science credit upon completion of this course.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1. Physical Science is preferred, but not required.

This class is open to new students for the spring semester. A list of topics covered in the fall semester is posted below. Students who have covered these fall topics are welcome to enroll for the spring: Spring Term Prerequisites

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