live: $ 480

rec.: $ 430

  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher

Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:15 pm ET

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. 

  • Books / Textbooks
    • Friendly Chemistry by Joey Hajda, DVM MEd, Lisa B. Hajda, MEd
  • Other Materials
    • Manipulative Booklet
      Parent's Discretion
    • Lab list will be supplied by the instructor. Do not purchase the lab materials prior to class.
      Parent's Discretion

On this wild ride called life, Helena Rutan currently hails from Charleston, SC. She considers mothering to be the highest possible calling anyone could have and loves to mother her own children as well as other peoples’; and, as God gives them, other mothers as well, helping individuals discover who they were created to be. Helena is a published artist and loves to create beauty where ever and whenever she can.

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