Chemistry – Group 1
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. For the hands-on component, the majority of items can be found in your kitchen or at a local grocery or drug store. Several items will need to be purchased from a supply company at a very minimal cost.
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.