Chemistry With Laboratory

Primary Text:

Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay L. Wile


TI-30 calculator at least. This does NOT need to be a graphing calculator. Make sure it can perform scientific notation (exponent key) and logarithms (log key.) These sell for around $10.

Outside Homework:

4+ hours per week

This chemistry course provides students with a study of the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter, taught from a Christian worldview. Since many topics in chemistry involve quantitative and conceptual problem solving, considerable time in each class will be devoted to developing such skills. Students will carry out lab activities with lab partners in the home setting or in the after class laboratory using mainly PATH owned high quality equipment, with emphasis on making, recording, and reporting accurate scientific observations in laboratory work, and critical thinking in drawing conclusions. Parents are responsible for supervision of students for safe conduct of lab activities.

Students who successfully complete this course will have a broad grasp of such topics as the structure of the atom, elements of the periodic table and periodic law, ionic and covalent compounds, chemical reactions (the mole, stoichiometry, reaction rates, thermodynamics and equilibrium), acids and bases, and redox reactions, with a brief introduction to organic and biochemistry. It is intended to get students excited about God’s creation in chemistry, to relate the subject to everyday life, and to prepare for postsecondary studies in chemistry.

Parents are responsible for supervision of students for safe conduct of lab activities performed in the home setting.  Weekly grading by the parents will be required.