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Science Basics - Introduction to Chemistry

Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (83)
Completed by 581 learners
In this 5-week course, students will learn the basics of middle school chemistry in a fun and meaningful way. #academic
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
50 minutes per class

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Table of available sections


Class Experience

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 like 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.)
I will provide OPTIONAL practice sheets to reinforce concepts from class. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Guided 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 they can bring their own.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
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.

Meet the teacher

Ashley McLaurin
Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (606)
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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