This course runs from August 14, 2023 – May 5, 2024.
This one year course will introduce students to the concepts of chemistry. This is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra I. This independent-study, college-preparatory course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.
Classes will include teacher-led instruction, facilitated discussions, demonstrated labs, and an overview of the coming week’s lessons. Students will also have the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other, discuss the class material, and ask questions. Additional activities may be suggested to help reinforce the learning, but are not required. Course lessons are pre-recorded, with weekly, facilitated interaction occurring through a private discussion feed. Students will be able to digitally show off lab results as well.
Sparks Academy does provide an official grade for students. This covers feedback on discussions, the lab report, and online unit quizzes. You may enroll up to two kids from the same household in same class at same time. The second student is deeply discounted through the Second Student option.
Once you have registered, you will receive an email with further directions. It is IMPORTANT that you watch for that email. it should arrive within 2 days of your registration. If you do not see the email, please check your spam or junk mail. Feel free to contact us if you do not see an email after 3 business days. Please add SparksAcademyOnline@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to avoid the email going to your junk mail file.
You can learn more about how the course will work, and other available courses, at Sparks Academy.
Please order your curriculum ahead of time so that your students will have it available for the first day of class.
- No refunds are offered for this online class.
- Sparks Academy is not affiliated with Berean Builders or compensated by them in any way. Yvie is simply a homeschool mom who loves their curriculum and has obtained permission to offer this online co-op.
- Required curriculum – Discovering Design with Chemistry textbook – https://amzn.to/3pBWoXH