Science & Nature
Introduction to Chemistry I & II (Semester)
This 11-week course introduces students to elements, molecules, the periodic table, chemical reactions, and more. Students will have fun learning chemistry in a way that makes sense and creates real-world connections. #academic
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Completed by 38 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 11 weeks
50 minutes per class
Chemistry is one of the pillars of middle school science. Your student will be introduced to chemistry through a mix of hands-on experience with classic classroom preparation in this course. We will break apart each concept, look at the parts, and then put them together to see the whole picture. There will be drawings, hands-on activities, and opportunities to practice concepts for better understanding. Each week will focus on a specific idea, and there will be an opportunity for practice...
This class is taught in English.
At the end of this course, your student will be able to: - Create models/drawings to represent the arrangement and charges of subatomic particles in an atom (protons, neutrons, and electrons). - Distinguish between atoms, elements, molecules, and compounds. - Use atomic mass, atomic number, and symbol to determine an element's placement on the Periodic Table. - Investigate the property of density and provide evidence that properties such as density do not change for a pure substance. - Balance chemical equations to show how the total number of atoms for each element does not change in chemical reactions, and as a result, mass is always conserved in a closed system. (Law of Conservation of Mass.) - Create Lewis Electron Dot Diagrams for elements and compounds. - Describe the bonding differences between ionic and covalent bonds. - Explain the polar nature of water and describe how it gives it unique properties. - Investigate the properties of different substances and how they affect their ability to dissolve. - Using the reaction's chemical equation, identify what will cause a reaction to release (exothermic) or absorb (endothermic) energy. - Describe what makes a substance acidic or basic and how to neutralize those substances.
I will provide OPTIONAL practice sheets to reinforce concepts from class.
1 file available upon enrollmentGuided notes are sent on Sundays. Optional: Paper, colored pencils, markers, or pens for notes. *I will upload a periodic table each student can print and use or bring their own.
Formative: Frequent questions and prompts to engage in discussion and determine the level of understanding. Summative: Quiz with an answer key provided at the end of class.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Experienced Science Educator
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
606 total reviews
700 completed classes
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...