Chemistry with Lab for Grades 10-12 (9:00)
Note: This class is 1.5 hours - from 9:00-10:30
Course: Chemistry with Lab for Grades 10-12 (9:00)
Instructor: Keri Griffin
Curriculum: J. Wile, Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition with solutions and tests (the solutions and tests manual contains answers to chapter reviews, tests, and test solutions). The Student Lab Report Handbook by John D. May. Also needed: 3-ring binder with divider tabs and a Composition Book with gridlines.
In order to be able to understand this text, the student needs to have completed Algebra I. This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university chemistry course. The chemistry course is mostly a lab that is thorough and correlates with the concepts taught in the text. Each week the student works on text reading assignments, active note taking and problem solving, and takes scheduled tests at home. The student also completes formal written laboratory reports on selected experiments and compiles data for the research notebook which will be graded at the end of each semester. In class, laboratory work will be completed using household items. The student records or sketches observations in the lab journal. The parent’s job is to ensure that the student completes and understands the assignment and administer and score most tests at home. This class will meet for 1.5 hours for 30 weeks. It will be taught by Keri Griffin who earned her AAS degree from Lake Michigan College and then went on to graduate from Michigan State University as an LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician). Keri has been tutoring high school and college level students from homeschool and public-schools for over 10 years. She has taught a variety of subjects, through Classical Conversations, Wyzant Tutoring, Kneaded Energy School of Massage and Aristotle Tutoring. She is the Owner and Director of Aristotle Tutoring (www.Aristotletutoring.wix.com/Aristotle-tutoring) and is available for private tutoring.