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Chemistry – Group 1 – ALMOST FULL


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This class is ALMOST FULL.

Students will explore the fundamental principles of chemistry by comparing and contrasting matter and the mechanisms of its interactions. This course will investigate chemical reactions and the role of energy in those reactions.  Topics include, but are not limited to:  measurement, atomic structure, electron configuration, the periodic table, bonding, gas laws, properties of liquids and solids, solutions, stoichiometry, acids and bases and nuclear chemistry.

Virtual and traditional laboratory techniques will be used to obtain, organize and analyze data.  Students will develop good methods of problem-solving and proper laboratory technique. Mrs. Childress makes course content meaningful and engaging by periodically performing labs during class time; students are also able to join in a super-virtual-lab-experience when possible. It’s great fun for all!


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Modern Chemistry by Rinehart and Winston Holt | ISBN-13:978-0030367861 | ISBN-10: 0030367867

The course lab manual will be supplied via PDF after the course begins.

Laboratory Component: Because this is a required lab science in most states, we will perform experiments on a weekly basis. We will use a variety of virtual and hands-on experiments.

Lab Supplies: Students will receive a lab kit in the mail before classes begin that includes lab items that will be needed during the year.  Items in the kit include beaker, test tubes, graduated cylinder, flask, microplate, pH paper, universal indicator, magnesium ribbon, several chemicals, etc.  There will also be some perishable or liquid items that students will supply themselves from home such as liquid detergent, milk, baking soda, vinegar, etc. (a complete list will be given in class and in Canvas).  The kit will be approximately $75, and the teacher will give instructions for paying this lab fee sometime in late July/early August.

Kerrie Childress has a love for science that she desires to pass along to every student she teaches. She graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Bob Jones University and in 2001 with a M.A. in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University.  She has over 15 years of teaching experience in 3 states and several different platforms. Kerrie is also currently teaching on-line for a local community college as well as teaching science classes at Excelsior Classes.

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8 reviews for Chemistry – Group 1 – ALMOST FULL (5/5 stars)

  1. Steffani K.

    Our son raves about how engaging, responsive, helpful, and kind Mrs. Childress is. She is patient in answering questions in class, and genuinely wants her students to succeed. She can anticipate what students might struggle with and gives opportunities for extra practice. He is looking forward to taking A&P with her next year.

  2. Heather G.

    This is the 3rd class that all of my students have taken with Mrs. Childress. She’s so kind, patient, knowledgeable and has a heart for the Lord. We very blessed. Thank you.

  3. B.F.

    My son took this class and said that Mrs. Childress was the best “math” teacher he has ever had. She explained math concepts (required in chemistry) better than any teacher he has ever experienced!

  4. Carolyn C

    Mrs. Childress was a fantastic teacher this year for our Chemistry class! It was easy to do labs at home with the recommended supplies and materials. My daughter enjoyed her thorough way of explaining concepts, which made it easy for her to learn. We highly recommend Mrs. Childress’ class.

  5. Jenn B.

    We LOVE Mrs. Childress!! She has taught all of my children and I know when I enroll them in her courses, they are not only going to learn, but they are going to LOVE LEARNING with her. She cares about her students and goes above and beyond to keep parents informed and year after year she exceeds my expectations. I would give her 6 stars, but the rating scale only goes up to 5.

  6. L.D.

    Mrs. Childress is just simply an excellent teacher! She is knowledgeable and passionate about Chemistry. My older girls took it from two different online teachers at different schools and simply put, once we found Mrs. Childress, we won’t go anywhere else. I have now had 2 other daughters with Mrs. Childress and their understanding of Chemistry is far above that of their sisters. It is absolutely true that the teacher makes all the difference, and that difference is Mrs. Childress. Look no further. This is the best Chemistry class around!

  7. GP

    My son, Grant, took chemistry with Mrs. Childress. In addition to the technical ease of the class – as well as Mrs. Childress always being on time and highly responsible, Grant learned the material in an engaging manner and did well in the class. Mrs. Childress was always willing to answer questions and make adjustments for anything out of the ordinary that might have been going on in my son’s schedule.

    I’m thankful for this class!

  8. Tori M.

    My two oldest children took Chemistry with Mrs. Childress (in different years), and both greatly enjoyed it. We found it to be just the right amount of challenge. The live classes were engaging, the assignments were clear to understand, and Mrs. Childress was always great about getting back to us about any questions that we had. I would highly recommend this course!

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