High School Chemistry Classes
Note: Lab supplies will be provided when students are In-Person for class. For online students, a supply list will be provided so they may do the experiments with us. The cost of lab supplies should also be covered by charter school funds if purchased through an approved vendor.
High School level 10 - 12 - two-semester course
Pre-requisite: completion of Algebra 1
Cost of class: $500 per semester
PCLC (Westminster): Tuesdays: 8:15-10:30 a.m. or Thursdays: 8:15-10:30 a.m. or Thursdays: 2:45-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Wendy Chapman
1st Semester dates: PCLC - Sept. 15 - Jan. 21, 2nd Semester dates: Jan. 26 - May 27
EIE (Monrovia): Thursdays:
Chemistry Thursday 8:30-11:00 am
Instructor: Lisa Wright
General Chemistry (Conceptual Chemistry): Thursdays: 8:30-11:00 am
Honors Chemistry: Lecture and lab (8:30-11:00 plus 11:00-11:40 for Recitation
1st Semester dates EIE: Aug 27 (online only for all students this day only)
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3 & 10. No class on Thanksgiving Nov 26 or on Christmas break Dec 17, 24, 31.
2nd Sem dates EIE: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
No class on Feb 11 & April 1 & 8
Both classes will include such topics as:
Structure of the atom
- Elements of the periodic table
- Chemical bonding
- Molecular structure and reactivity
- Mole concepts and Stoichiometry
- Gases, solutions, and acids & bases
- Reaction rates and chemical equilibrium
- Redox reactions and electrochemistry
- Introduction to biochemistry and organic chemistry
There will be a significant emphasis on laboratory practice, with weekly labs and/or demonstrations, along with computation for quantitative analysis. Class at EIE will also have some practice questions for the SAT II chemistry subject test to discuss. Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab notebooks and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent and returned to class the following week.
World of Chemistry (2007)
Holt/McDougal Littel by Steven S. Zumdahl (Author), Susan A. Zumdahl (Author)
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Two textbook options are available for this course at EIE: Pick one
Chemistry, Matter and Change
Glencoe 2006 or newer edition - for those wanting a challenge or plan on taking either AP chem or college science classes in the future
World of Chemistry
Zumdahl, 2nd edition, 2007 or newer
Two textbook options are available for General Chemistry course at EIE: Pick one
World of Chemistry
Zumdahl, 2nd edition, 2007 or newer - for those applying for A-G credit
Suchocki, 4th edition
Click on the link below to go to the List of Supplies you'll need for this class. You can purchase these items anywhere or use items you already have. We have noted on the list an approximate price and if each item is available at www.homesciencetools.com. Items highlighted in Orange will be shared in class and do not need to be purchased if you have chosen the In-Person option.