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High School Chemistry - Semester 2 (General)

Ashley McLaurin
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(650)
This course (16 weeks) will cover the second semester of general high school chemistry. Students will learn chemistry with real-world applications in a fun, exciting way. #academic

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
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 provide an explanation about 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 therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.
⭐HS-PS1-8: Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.
⭐HS-PS2-6: Investigating or designing new systems or structures requires a detailed examination of the properties of different materials, the structures of different components, and connections of components to reveal their function and/or solve a problem. 
Homework Offered
Assigned Weekly - Practice Problems. Sometimes Videos and Articles will be assigned. Homework is optional but strongly encouraged. Keys will be provided after the homework 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 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
At the end of each unit, there will be a unit test. Students can complete the test independently on their schedule.
Grades Offered
 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.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
**Any lab activities conducted at home are under the student and family's responsibility since there is no lab portion to this class.** 

While we discuss specific substances and the chemistry behind them, stringent laboratory safety guidelines need to be followed, which is impossible in this environment. 
I try to 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 - www.ck12.org
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 
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(650)
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... 
Group Class


weekly or $480 for 32 classes
2x per week, 16 weeks
50 min

Completed by 20 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
4-10 learners per class

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