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Basic Chemistry, Part One

Join this introductory chemistry course designed to help students understand basic chemical principles, both in a philosophical and scientific manner. If you would like your non-STEM-centered student to take Apologia Chemistry and satisfy the high school chemistry requirement, then this is the course for you.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: Completed one year of Pre-algebra

Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Chemistry


This course is designed to help students understand basic chemical principles in both a philosophical and a scientific manner. Students will learn the beauty of the created, studying the smallest components of matter. This course is especially focused on students who are not planning on a STEM field but still desire a foundational knowledge of chemistry.


Week 1: The Two Tables

Week 2: Units and Measurement

Week 3: Atoms

Week 4: Molecules

Week 5: Atoms and Light

Week 6: Quantum Mechanical Model

Week 7: Atomic Structure

Week 8: Review Midterm

Week 9: Molecular Geometry

Week 10: Changes in Matter

Week 11: Chemical Reactions

Week 12: Review for Final

Materials and Homework

Materials: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition (Apologia) by Dr. Jay L. Wile, ISBN: 978-1932012262 (https://amzn.to/3qntSXd or BookFinder.com)

Homework: Each week students will be required to read a selection from the textbook, take a short quiz, and either watch or perform a simple experiment on their own. If students are having difficulties, there are extra practice problems in the book that they can do to shore up their knowledge.

Important Dates

Class dates: Wednesdays, September 4th to December 4th, 2024. (No class Oct. 30 & Nov. 27) (Rain Day December 11th)

Starting time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific) OR 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central, 2:00 Mountain, 1:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

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