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Chemistry with Lab, Part One

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 (class meets twice per week)

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I, completion or concurrent enrollment with Algebra II is highly recommended (available Live or through Unlimited Access). Middle School Physical Science is helpful.

Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade or advanced 10th grade (Note that younger students may not be eligible for college credit)

Suggested credit: One full semester of Chemistry or Science

Special notes: This is a 2-part course and meets live twice per week. Students are expected to register for Part Two in the Spring. Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered in two time segments. Choose the time that best fits your homeschool. One week the live classes may be changed to a pre-recorded class. Chemistry LAB is optional and a separate registration.

NOTE: This course is part of the Franciscan University Advantage Program for dual enrollment.


We will study God’s creation at the atomic level and discover how marvelous it is. This is a rigorous, college-prep Chemistry course. Over both semesters, we will cover a wide range of topics, including the Structure of Matter, States of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Equilibrium, and Thermochemistry. We will also consider how Chemistry is important in our daily lives.

There will be three tracks offered to students. You may choose one:

  1. Chemistry – This is the classic Chemistry class that most students will opt for.
  2. Honors Chemistry – When students on the Chemistry track earn enough extra credit, they have completed enough challenging material to list this course as Honors Chemistry. This is designed for academically gifted students or those who have a desire to complete more rigorous work. The extra credit is available to all students even if they are not attempting Honors Chemistry.

Franciscan University Steubenville Advantage Program – This course is part of the FUS’s Advantage program where students register at FUS (at a greatly reduced cost) and complete the honors option of this course. After passing FUS’s online mid-term (in January) and final exam (in May), they will receive college credit for this course. This option is only open to 11th and 12th grade students per FUS!


Topic 1: Matter and Change

Topic 2: Scientific Measurement

Topic 3: Atomic Structure

Topic 4: Periodic Table

Topic 5: Chemical Quantities

Topic 6: Thermochemistry

Topic 7: Nuclear Chemistry

Materials and Homework

Course Materials and Technology

1. The text materials we will be using will be available FREE online (as a PDF) to everyone registered in this course. If you want a hard copy, you can purchase:

Chemistry, Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman (Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN: 0-13-251210-6. (We recommend buying used.)

2. Computer with a microphone. (This is an interactive class; microphones are mandatory.)

3. Scientific Calculator (I demo on a TI-30x iis)

4. Scanner or smartphone with CamScanner (or like) app that can scan multiple pages and save as a single PDF file.

Homework: Assignments include homework 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, then scanned, and uploaded (as a PDF) for grading. Mrs. Dutton will be available to answer questions daily via the class discussion (forum). Mrs. Dutton will grade all assignments and give an overall grade for this course.

Important Dates

Class dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 3 to December 10, 2024 (final exam due Dec. 13). (No class on Nov. 26 & 28 Thanksgiving Break).

Starting time:

10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)


1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes)


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