DISCOVERING DESIGN WITH CHEMISTRY
This class will be a challenging, college-prep Chemistry class. But promises to include a lot of fun!
We will cover molecular geometry, stoichiometry, solutions, reduction, oxidation, and heat through lectures and hands-on labs. Lab topics can include measuring the wavelength of microwaves, determining the number of water molecules in a hydrated compound, calculating percent yield, measuring the concentration of a hydrogen peroxide solution, determining the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, measuring the specific heat of a metal, determining the change in enthalpy for a chemical reaction, performing flame tests, examining the interference of light waves, comparing metals to nonmetals, exploring Boyle’s Law, doing litmus tests, and electroplating.
Homework will be about 5-6 hours per week (depending on the student). We will cover a chapter every 1-2 weeks so homework will include reading/reviewing chapters, completing all associated work, labs, tests, and online quizzes. Labs will be split between teacher worksheets and student formal lab reports. We will try to complete at least 2 labs per chapter.
Parents will check and students will correct their chapter work with the answer key using a given grading system. Some tests will be taken at home with parent supervision and some are taken in class. This includes a final at the end of each semester.
*A calculator is required for this class. Casio fx-9750GII is the one I am very familiar with but a TI-83/84/89 or TI-30XA is sufficient for this class.
Prerequisite: Enrollment or completion of Algebra 2.
Discovering Design with Chemistry
(author Dr. Jay L. Wile; Publisher Berean Builder-1st edition 2015) ISBN-13: 978- 0996278461,
Discovering Design Answer Key and Tests ISBN 978-0996278478, calculator-*see description above
Teacher: Mrs. Terri Keller
Classroom: Annex 2
Cost: $24/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $90 material fee