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Introduction to Chemistry for Grades 9-12 (10:00)

Introduction to Chemistry for Grades 9-12 (10:00)

Course: Introduction to Chemistry for Grades 9-12

Instructor: Della Spencer


Price: $425

Class 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.

Please Note: This class will also meet online once per week for additional instruction. The instructor will arrange a time suitable for all families.

Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition

Homework Requirements

• Reading chapters

• Study guides

• Tests

• There will be 4 formal lab reports due spread throughout the year

• Lab quizzes

Duration: 28 weeks

Books and Supplies required for purchase by families: 

  • textbook
  • A 3-ring binder with dividers
  • A college-ruled bound a composition notebook
  • Safety goggles (not glasses)
  • A scientific calculator (TI-84 is strongly recommended)
  • An email address and Canvas account (free)

Grading: Grades will be reported quarterly.

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). While a student at UNCG, she worked for 6 months researching ɥ-oxo-heme complexes in a bioinorganic chemical research lab. She is currently in her senior year.

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