Chemistry

11-12 Chemistry (Lecture and Lab) 2017-2018

Mondays, 1:00 – 3:30

Instructor:  Deborah Whaley    suzymydoozy@yahoo.com

Class tuition: $550 per year or 10 equal installments of $55

Supply fee: $70 per year, due at registration

*NOTE: The maximum number of students for this class is 20.

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Biology. Chemistry is a demanding course of study including both science and math, and will require the student to take initiative in working for their own understanding.

Course description: This interactive 2.5 hour lecture and lab combined course will delve into the concepts that make Chemistry the dynamic and fascinating field it is. Topics will include significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium. This course offers in-depth discussions and explanations of concepts, as well as a few biographical sketches of Christian scientists who’ve made a difference in the field while giving the glory to God. Experiments include measuring specific heat, discovering the electrical conductivity of compounds dissolved in water, measuring the width of a molecule, exploring freezing point depression, using the ideal gas equation, recognizing the effects of catalysts, and much more. Because this is a combined math and science course, You Tube videos will be used weekly to aid in further understanding of some of the more complex, abstract scientific concepts. Some projects requiring outside-time will be assigned.

Required Materials:
Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Edition Text ISBN: 1-932012-26-5
Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Edition ISBN: 1-932012-27-3

Check the below website for 2nd edition books: http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Creation-With-Chemistry-Wile/dp/1932012265

Additional materials: Lab coat or apron (plastic or rubberized), safety goggles (glasses do not sufficiently cover the eye area) and rubber (not latex) gloves.