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Introduction to High School Chemistry: 12-Part Beginning Chemistry Course

Amy Kaczor, MS, RD
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In this 12-part course, students will learn the basics of chemistry through the first semester of curriculum.

Class Experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
12 lessons//12 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Chemistry & the Atom
This lesson covers the definition of chemistry, subatomic particles, and introduction to the periodic table.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
This lesson covers physical vs. chemical properties, elements vs. compounds vs. substances, and mixtures.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Measurements in Chemistry
This lesson covers scientific notation and significant figures in chemistry.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Dimensional Analysis
This lesson covers conversions between units.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
The Periodic Table
This lesson covers groups vs. periods on the periodic table, metals vs. nonmetals, and solids, liquids, and gases.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Ions and Ionic Compounds
This lesson covers determining charges, polyatomic ions, and writing chemical formulas.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
This lesson covers naming chemical compounds, including ionic compounds and covalent compounds.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Chemical Reactions
This lesson covers evidence of a chemical reaction and types of chemical reactions.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Balancing Equations
This lesson covers balancing chemical equations.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
The Mole
This lesson covers molar mass, Avogadro's number, grams, moles, and atoms.
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Chemical Composition
This lesson covers empirical vs. molecular formulas and percent composition.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Chemical Quantities
This lesson covers mole to mole relationships and stoichiometry in chemistry.
This class is taught in English.
  • At the end of the course, students will be able to -Determine the amount of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom -Determine chemical vs. physical properties -Write numbers with correct scientific notation and significant digits -Convert between units -Write ionic and covalent compounds -Correctly name different types of compounds -Predict chemical products in a chemical reaction -Balance chemical equations -Perform correct calculations between grams, moles, and atoms -Complete calculations based on stoichiometric calculations
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Homework Offered
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
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Grades Offered
Curriculum is derived from the following reference: 

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation (Ninth Edition) by Zumdahl and DeCoste
Joined December, 2022
Hi there! My name is Amy and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I am a high school chemistry teacher.

I love learning and helping students build confidence in their ability to succeed.
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12 pre-recorded lessons
12 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 8 learners
Ages: 14-18

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