This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Help your college-bound student discover God’s creation at the atomic level in this rigorous, college-prep Chemistry course. Learn about Matter and Change, Scientific Measurement, Atomic Structures, the Periodic Table, Compounds, Formulas, and more!
Total classes: 27
Completion of Algebra I,
Completion or concurrent enrollment with Algebra II is highly recommended
Middle School Physical Science is encouraged.
Both the math and science are available Live or through Unlimited Access
Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade or advanced 10th grade
Suggested credit: One full semester Chemistry or one full semester of Chemistry with LAB
We will be studying God’s creation at the atomic level and discovering how marvelous it is. This is a rigorous, college-prep Chemistry course. Over both semesters, we will cover a wide range of topics, including Structure of Matter, States of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Equilibrium, and Thermochemistry. We will also consider how Chemistry is essential in our day-to-day life.
There will be three tracks through this class:
Topic 1: Matter and Change (Element and Compounds, Mixtures, Chemical Reactions)
Topic 2: Scientific Measurement (Accuracy and Precision, Metric System, Density)
Topic 3: Atomic Structure (History of Atomic Thought, Models of the Atom, Electrons in the Atom)
Topic 4: Periodic Table (Organization, Classification of Elements, Periodic Trends)
Topic 5: Forming Compounds: Bonding (Ionic Bonding, Metallic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Intermolecular Forces)
Topic 6: Chemical Names and Formulas (Ions and Ionic Compounds, Molecular Compounds, Acids and Bases, The Laws Governing Formulas and Names)
Course Materials and Technology:
Text: Chemistry, Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman (Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN: 0-13-251210-6. (We recommend buying used. It can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0132512106/catholictreas-20.)
Scientific Calculator (I demo on a TI-30x iis).
Homework: Assignments include reading and a quiz with each chapter, unit tests, and a final exam. Most students will complete the weekly assignments in about 4 hours; some students need more time. Most assignments are completed online; some assignments will need to be hand-written and manually graded
CHEMISTRY LAB (only required for those who are completing the Lab portion)
Course Materials and Technology for LAB
MicroChem – Homeschool Connection Custom Kit, Quality Science Labs, http://www.qualitysciencelabs.com/homeschool-connections/
NOTE: This kit is mandatory.
Scientific Calculator (I demo on a TI-30x iis)
Homework: There will be about five labs spread over the semester each lab (including the lab report) should take about 3 hours to complete some will take more and others will take less time.