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General Chemistry - Part I (Ongoing)

This course will cover the first semester of general high school chemistry. Students will learn chemistry with real-world applications in a fun, exciting way that focuses on understanding concepts rather than memorizing. #academic
Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
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Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
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Class Experience

As stated by the NGSS:
⭐HS-PS1-1: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
⭐HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
⭐HS-PS1-4: Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.
⭐HS-PS1-5: Apply scientific principles and evidence to explain the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.
⭐HS-PS1-6: Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.
⭐HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms and mass are conserved during a chemical reaction.
Assigned Weekly - Practice Problems. Sometimes Videos and Articles will be assigned. 

Homework is optional but strongly encouraged. Keys will be provided after the assignment's due date. 

**If parents want a grade for this course, a copy of the completed work needs to be submitted through the classroom to the teacher directly using the teacher communication tab. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
The teacher-provided note sheets, supplemental video links, and articles that students will need will be provided the Sunday before class each week.
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At the end of each unit, there will be a unit test. Students can complete the test independently on their schedule.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I keep the cost of materials to a minimum since we have so much available online, but these are a few excellent ones I plan to utilize. 

Free Resources
Free Flexbook -
The Free High School Science Text. I will send specific pages as a pdf. 

YouTube Channels
Melissa Maribel
Crash Course Chemistry

Reference (optional)
Everything You Need to Ace Chemistry in One Big Fat Notebook (Big Fat Notebooks)
The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Chemistry 


Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
Lives in the United States
Experienced Science Educator
562 total reviews
636 completed classes

About Me

Hi, and thank you for stopping to look into my courses! 

I am an experienced science educator with over ten years of experience in the classroom. I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology, a Texas... 
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