live: $ 480
rec.: $ 430
Prerequisite: Physical Science
This comprehensive high school chemistry course which includes many hands-on activities and lab experiences. Topics presented include: atomic theory, trends of the periodic table, quantum mechanics, ion and compound formation, Avogadro's number and the mole, calculation of molar masses and percent composition of compounds, empirical formula calculations, writing, classifying and balancing chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solutions and molarity and the ideal gas laws. Lab activities utilize "chemicals" commonly found in one's home or available at local grocery stores or pharmacies.
Weekly homework reinforces the concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Additional time may be required of students to complete labs both with the instructor and independently. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course credit report. Students may take this class for Honors credit. The Honors option costs an additional $25 per class. Be sure to check Honors on the registration form.