Honors Chemistry - 2020-21

This online chemistry class is the second level of high school science where you will study everything from matter to different types of chemistry (organic, inorganic, nuclear, electro-chemistry and biological chemistry). Additionally, you will study chemical reactions, such as acids versus bases and oxidation-reduction. As a hands-on subject, you will learn through experimenting and exploring the changes in matter. In this highly interactive class, you will discover how our understanding of chemistry has developed over time and how it impacts us personally and globally.


Hands-On Labs and Virtual Labs

Using class dialogue and a wide variety of virtual and hands-on labs, you'll be guided as you and your classmates strive to connect the ideas and concepts in chemistry to relevant, real-world applications. As a student in this class, you will construct hypotheses, perform experiments, obtain results, and critically analyze data based on your findings. Then, working closely with your instructor and sharing results with your classmates, you will be taught how to write lab reports. This will allow you to examine the world around you, emphasizing inquiry-based investigations in which you ask questions, make observations, and conduct experiments.

Utilizing Both Traditional and Interactive Resources

After a thorough investigation of mainstream chemistry resources, your instructor has selected the 2012 edition of the Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry textbook to ensure that this course will provide a firm foundation and set you up for success if you choose to move on to AP Chemistry.


Honors Chemistry can be taken synchronously or asynchronously. In most weeks we will meet once a week for a 60-90 minute lesson on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 12 noon, Eastern.

  • All live lessons will be recorded, so if you wish to take the entire class or any part of the class asynchronously, it is an option available to you.

  • Topics that will be thoroughly covered include the structure of matter, the states of matter, reaction types, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, equilibrium and reaction rates, descriptive chemistry, and laboratory knowledge (lab equipment, measurements, procedures, analyzing and interpreting data, etc.)

  • Your text will be supplemented with a wide array of highly interactive online tools that offer representations, videos, models, and activities that instruct, explain, and reinforce scientific phenomena and help you explore and solve scientific problems. 


A Solid Foundation for High School and Beyond

This course will prepare you to take the Chemistry SAT Subject Test and a future AP Chemistry class if you should choose to do so. The College Board recommends the completion of at least three sciences while in high school, with a Chemistry or Physics class being completed after a successful year in Biology and Algebra 1.

The interweaving of dynamic virtual tools, the weekly collaboration and interaction with your classmates, and the active instruction and guidance by your instructor in your Moodle classroom will offer you an engaging and enjoyable class experience. Join Honors Chemistry with an eager anticipation to work with other homeschooled students as you explore the world around you!


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