Fundamentals of Chemistry‏ with GHFO

GHF-Online-meme-logo2-150x150by Susanne Thomas
GHFO, Director of Online Education

I can remember early on in my homeschooling journey, when others would say “Oh, I could never homeschool” and my thinking “Pfft, I graduated high school (and college). I’ll be fine.”

While that remains true, I will admit that I’ve found some gaps. Gaps that, had I thought about it, I would have known were there. Take chemistry, for example. I did take chemistry in high school. I even did well at it. I know I got an A. Heck, I even remember the class: an ex-military football coach environmentalist who told a tale about the “most beautiful lake [he’d] ever seen, clear, crystal clear water because it was dead.”  So I know he was passionate.

But I’m going to be honest: I’m pretty good at the learn and toss. You know, where you learn enough to do well and then toss it all when it’s done. I appreciate science and I am an enthusiast, but I am not a scientist, and some of the science subjects freak me out. Like chemistry.

fundamentals of chemistryThat’s where Robin Schneider comes in. Robin knows chemistry. She likes chemistry. She is ready to share her passion with your student and help navigate the experiments to understand what the results mean.

After reading the required supply list, I can’t wait to see what they do with it all. Anytime someone says they need a 9-volt battery and alligator clips, you know it’s a party! We’ve already purchased the Molymod chemistry model set (based on Robin’s recommendation) and I feel like I should warn you: Jokes about “Oh no, I spilled salt!” or “Don’t step there! There’s acid!” are on your horizon.

Supply list for Chemistry class

Household itemsBattery
Table salt
Isopropyl alcohol
Baking soda
Lemon juice
Dish soap
Hydrogen Peroxide
Epsom Saltpennies
Styrofoam peanut
9-V battery

Non-household items
Molymod chemistry model set
Calcium chloride
pH paper
Citric acid
Sodium carbonate
2 wires with alligator clips at each endmolymod

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