Introductory Chemistry

Term Fall 2019
Code CHEM01
Ages 11-14
Instructor Dr. Dave Purvis
Price $400

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The study of chemistry is in many ways the foundation to understanding modern science. This course will begin by exposing students to the scientific process and to scientific measurement techniques. It will include such topics as the modern atomic model, molecules, elements, and the periodic table. Students will investigate the ways in which chemicals react and how energy is important in the dynamics of matter and its states. Solution chemistry allows students to gain experience in practical chemistry and offers interesting reactions for them to observe. As such, the classes will include interesting demonstrations.

Live Classes: Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, from September 3rd to December 17th

Student Expectations: Students will be expected to complete activities and assignments.

Materials: Students will need to have access to a computer with audio and video capabilities. They will also need a notebook for taking notes and recording observations. Occasionally they will need a few grocery store items to use to conduct safe, at-home experiments, but these will be announced as the course progresses.

Prerequisites: None

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