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Chemistry

This course is designed to give students an appreciation of creation and of the order and complexity of atoms and their interactions with each other.  The "Core Chemistry" course will emphasize the basic chemical interactions between atoms, compounds, and molecules.

Course Description

This course is typically done in 10th or 11th grade and includes the following topics: matter and change, scientific measurement, atomic structure, the Periodic Table, ionic, metallic, and covalent bonding, chemical names and formulas, balancing chemical equations, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, gas behavior, water and aqueous systems, solutions, thermochemistry, reaction rates and equilibrium, acids, bases and salts, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, hydrocarbon compounds, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, nucleic acids, and nuclear chemistry. Lab work is suggested throughout the lesson plan through the use of the Virtual Lab CD and labs in the textbook that do not require extensive materials. Alternately, a parent may choose to utilize the labs that occur in the textbook for lab credit.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (OK) credit are expected to complete daily assignments and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their parent.  

All requirements are assigned and graded by the parent - Enhanced Evaluation Service is available for additional grading assistance.

Course Texts
  • Pearson Chemistry Foundation Edition*, Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, and Waterman
  • Virtual Labs for Chemistry, Prentice Hall

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*Textbook available in Kolbe Bookstore is gently used.

Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 

Chemistry10thGradeWilbrahamSample.pdf

Course Details:

Section Number

SPS-CHEM

Grades (Typical)

 10 - 12 (10th, 11th)

Video Presenter

Dr. Trasancos

Tuition

$499

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optional)

$200

Credits (Type)

 10 (Science w Lab)

Transcript Designation

 K

Co-Requisite

Algebra 2

Pre-Requisites

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry

Self-Paced Companion Courses

Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

Online Companion Courses

Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

Notes

Also offered at the Kolbe Honors (H) level.

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