Children all over the globe are fascinated by the periodic table of elements; but what does it mean? GHF Online is now offering two levels of chemistry for your element loving learner, to be taught by veteran instructor and gifted/2e advocate Jade Rivera.
Introduction to Chemistry is your child’s chance to dive deeply into the concepts of atomic structure, molecular bonding and polarity. We will engage in tests to compare the solubility of substances and discuss the ways matter is constantly interacting all around us. Readings will be provided as an introduction to the concepts that are to be covered in class. We will perform in-class tests or experiments, with an optional writing portion for each experiment, including an exciting experiment in which they will determine the identity of an unknown household chemical using dissolving and the knowledge of molecular forces that they’ve gained over the semester.
If your child is familiar with the concepts listed above then they’re ready for Chemistry II. In Chem II, we will learn to interpret chemical equations. We’ll engage in tests as we explore what it means for chemical bonds to break, atoms to rearrange, and for molecules to form. Readings will be provided as an introduction to the concepts that will be covered in class. We will perform in-class tests or experiments using reactions rather than dissolving. Despite it being green chemistry (non-toxic to the environment and humans) this is real world chemistry, just like chemists in the field do every day! There will be an optional writing portion for each experiment. Chemistry II students will have the most success in class if they are comfortable with basic arithmetic as well.
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