Chemistry for Grades 10-12 (1:30-3:00)
****This class is FULL. Please select another class for your child at this time.**
Course: Chemistry for Grades 10-12 (1:30-3:00**)
Instructor: Debbie Black
Curriculum: Discovering Design with Chemistry, Dr. J Wile, 2015, (ISBN-10: 099627846X)
Course Description: This course will give the student an introduction to the basic laws and theories of modern chemistry and the skills used to analyze a wide range of chemical processes. The best description was written on CDB.com, “This course includes sixteen chapters that together cover topics such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Concepts are woven together with their mathematical applications to help students learn to think like chemists.”Due to the level of math required, students should have previously completed Algebra I and Geometry.This class will be taught by Debbie Black, who received a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Teaching Certificate with a Science Concentration from UNC-Greensboro. Since then, she has worked as a nurse, a Guilford County school teacher, a homeschool mom, and a tutor for a local homeschool group. (30 Weeks)
**Students already on campus must be in study hall from 1:00-1:30 (no charge)
Honors Option: Besides completing all the written assignments in the book and thoroughly completing lab reports for each in-class lab, the students will work independently on research projects. During the Fall semester they would research the impact chemistry has had on our world. For the Spring semester, the students will choose a topic to research and develop a science fair project, which will be presented at the end of the Spring semester. These activities will enhance and develop critical thinking and research skills. With the honors designation, the students work more independently with instructor and parent supervision as needed.
**All Honors Extra classes meet from 10am-Noon on Thursdays at Greensboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church (1320 Fleming Rd). Students will also receive weekly instruction on a rotating schedule of topics including: study skills, research, public speaking, and debate. The honors option will incur an additional tuition charge of $150 per course.