This 2 period, 34-week Chemistry course will effectively prepare students for science at the University level. Students will learn laboratory skills using equipment comparable to that found at most colleges. This class will teach fundamental skills like technical writing and problem solving approaches to science math. The basic Chemistry concepts are covered in lecture, classroom practice, labs, videos, and group work. Computer applications are utilized to reinforce classroom lessons. All handouts, testing, and grading will be provided by the instructor.
ACT skills and practice problems are part of the curriculum. Students will practice problems from actual ACT tests and work on approaches to successfully conquer the science section of the ACT.
The first class period will be primarily lecture, group work, independent practice, and written work. The second period will be laboratory work. The state of Tennessee requires that all classes must have a minimum of 40% of class time devoted to lab activities. This Chemistry class fills that requirement.
Students Who Should Take This Class:
This class is appropriate for students who expect to enroll at a university and might have to take a Chemistry course. Many majors, where students do not anticipate needing Chemistry, can actually find it is required. Students should have successfully completed Algebra I and Physical Science as a prerequisite.
This class includes free tutoring after school, over the phone, via the internet and at The Connection Tutoring Center.
Supply and Lab Fee: INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
All chemicals, glassware, equipment, textbooks, workbooks, handouts, and general safety equipment are covered. Special safety insurance covers the science lab activities.
Supplies Provided by the Student:
Students only provide gloves, goggles, ruler, colored pencils, calculator, filler paper, and binder.
Modifying the Class:
Students have the option of only taking the lecture or lab portion of the class.
The curriculum can also be modified to accommodate all kinds of learners including those who have difficulty with math, those who need accelerated curriculum, and learners with disabilities. Please inform the teacher in order to formulate a plan to address the specific needs of the student.
All curriculum is supplied by the teacher.
Parents do not need to purchase a book
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Holt Chemistry Problem Solving Workbook:
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Chemistry (10-12) ***honors credit available***
Maureen Johnson has a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and a Master's degree in Education. She has obtained all the University requirements to teach Chemistry, Biology, and Math. She spent many years working as an Industrial Microbiologist and Analytical Chemist for a local Chemical manufacturer before she found her true passion, which is teaching. She left teaching public school to homeschool her children and has been teaching homeschool classes for the last ten years. Maureen Johnson brings real world experience to the Chemistry classroom as well as access to science experts from many different fields of study.