Physical Science Session 2: Chemistry
There is NO prerequiste for this class, however we will be working with word problems , so completion of prealgebra is recommended. In lieu of that, a firm understanding of manipulation of variables and how to cancel units is required.
This is part 2 of 3 in the full year (31 weeks) Physical Science series.
It is not required, but it is highly recommended that you take these classes in order.
Other classes in the series include:
Physical Science: Physics
Physical Science: Earth Science and Astronomy
This is an intermediary class between our zero math conceptual chemistry class and our full year high school chemistry class with upper level math and concepts. This course gives a solid overview of chemistry concepts, while introducing lower level math to get students comfortable with science math before they take an upper level chemistry course. With this basic knowledge, students will then be able to enter upper level science courses in these subjects with a serious advantage of already having the basics down, therefore being able to spend more time expanding their knowledge at a higher academic level. This will not be a “fluff” class, or an “overview”- it is an academically rigorous science class.
No live classes- view lessons on YOUR schedule. In general, expect 1.5-2.5 hours to work through the lesson plan each week, and an additional 2-5 hours working on assignments (it really depends what assignment your child chooses to do and how they manage their time). For classes with two levels, the material is the same for both- the depth of the assignments differs. Younger students should usually be placed in Level 1. Older students, or younger students who want more of a challenge, should be placed in Level 2. Each lesson consists of a fully narrated PowerPoint presentation with images and videos to enhance the topics. Students will have access to our learning management system, Canvas, for viewing their lesson, printing worksheets, taking quizzes, viewing/submitting assignments, participating in discussions, and viewing grades/feedback. Read more details about class format.
Week 1: The Basics of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Week 2: Properties of Matter
Week 3: Using the Periodic Table
Week 4: The FUNdamentals of Elements
Week 5: Stuck Together: A Story of Bonding
Week 6: Things that Go BOOM! Chemical Reactions
Week 7: Splitting Apart Nuclear Reactions
Week 8: Solving the Mystery of Solutions
Week 9: Acids, Bases, and Salts
Week 10: Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Week 11: Chemistry in Our Everyday Lives
All labs are OPTIONAL and not required to complete the work.
These materials will allow students to follow along with the in-lesson labs.
Students who do not have materials can simply follow along with me in the video.
Week 1 Lab Materials
–60ml or greater syringe
-Regular size balloon
-Glass beaker or other large mouthed clear glass container you can pour boiling water in AND fit your blown up balloon in.
-Aluminum foil to use as a lid
Week 2 Lab Materials
-3 wooden matches (preferably the large kitchen kind)
-A glass dish
–A gram scale
Week 4 Lab Materials
–Sample elements from this website: Aluminum (1g), Magnesium metal (1g), Carbon (1g), Selenium (1g), Boron (1g), Silicon (1g), Gallium (20g)
–Circuit with a light bulb
Week 6 Lab Materials
Goggles required for all labs!
–High Range Digital Thermometer
-Erlenmeyer flask or other narrow mouthed glass container
-Hydrogen peroxide 3%
-3 clear containers of the same size, like clear plastic cups
–TWO Zinc metal strips
-2 clear cups
–High Range Digital Thermometer
-Hydrogen peroxide 3%
-Ammonia (you can probably find pure ammonia at the hardware store)
-6 Alka-Seltzer tablets
-Distilled Water- 2 cups room temperature, 2 cups hot (not boiling), 2 cups very cold
-6 clear cups same size
Week 7 Lab Materials
Large piece of paper (construction paper, printer paper, notebook paper, etc…)
10 each of two different types of coins, one representing 25 cents and one representing 1 cent (like 10 quarters and 10 pennies)
Week 8 Lab Materials
-Clear beakers or plastic cups. If you have 15, you won’t have to wash dishes in between!
-Stirring rod or spoon
-2 clear containers
-160 g Sodium acetate
-30 ml Distilled Water (must be distilled!)
Clear closed bottle of club soda, tonic water, or sparkling water
Clear container Bottle of liquid from last lab
Week 9 Lab Materials
15 Small Containers
Blue & Red Litmus Paper
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Nail Polish Remover
Week 10 Lab Materials
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- Schedule Jan 2 - Apr 2
- Activities Science
- Lessons 11
- Suggested Ages 11-15 One Level