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Introduction to Chemistry for Grades 9-12 (11:00)

Introduction to Chemistry for Grades 9-12 (11:00)

Course Name: Introduction to Chemistry for Grades 9-12
Grade Range: 9th-12th 
Instructor: Della Spencer
Price: $425 for 28 weeks
Course Description: 
Introduction to Chemistry is a comprehensive and engaging course designed for students with little to no prior knowledge of chemistry. This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry that among other things includes atomic structure, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions. Throughout this course, students will develop a strong foundation in chemical concepts, including the properties of matter, chemical formulas, and chemical equations. Introduction to Chemistry course will also cover topics such as acids and bases, thermochemistry, and stoichiometry, as well as the use of laboratory equipment and the interpretation of data.
This course will encourage students to develop critical thinking skills as they analyze and interpret data, solve problems, and conduct experiments, and will also help students develop essential laboratory skills, including data collection and analysis, and the safe handling of chemicals.
By the end of this course, students will not only have a solid understanding and foundation of chemistry, but will also be able to safely perform a variety of chemical experiments, keep a tidy lab notebook, and write a formal lab report.
This comprehensive course fulfills one full-year credit in Science of the three required by the state of North Carolina for high school graduation.
Course Prerequisites:
•    It is strongly recommended that the students have a basic foundation in Algebra. Having completed through algebra 1 before taking this course will be highly beneficial to the student.
Curriculum used by Instructor: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition
Books & Supplies required for purchase by families: 
•    Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition ≈$87.00 new (can be bought cheaper used)
•    3-ring binder
•    Scientific calculator (TI-84 strongly recommended)
•    A college-ruled bound composition notebook
•    Safety goggles (not glasses)
Homework Requirements: 
• Reading chapters
• Study guides
• Tests
• There will be 4 formal lab reports due spread throughout the year
• Lab quizzes
Duration: 28 weeks
Grading: Letter grade and percentage on a 10-point scale
Course Credit: 1
Teacher Bio: 
Della Spencer is a former homeschooler and alumni of Friendly Educators. After graduating high school, she received her Associate of Science from Guilford Technical Community College before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), from which she received a Bachelor’s of Art in English in 2023. While a student at UNCG, she worked for 6 months researching ɥ-oxo-heme complexes in a bioinorganic chemical research lab.  As an avid reader and writer, she enjoys spending her spare time writing fiction and reading classic and modern literature.  She looks to further her education with plans of pursuing an MFA in Fiction in the future. 
Min/Max # of Students: 6/18
Method and Frequency of communication: Monthly emails.

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