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High School Chemistry Curriculum

High School Chemistry Curriculum
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A chemistry curriculum will prepare your student to fully comprehend the composition and properties of matter, changes and interactions of matter, organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry and more.

Read on to learn more about Time4Learning’s high school chemistry curriculum and how it can help students better understand the world around them, as well as achieve their academic goals.

What Do You Teach in High School Chemistry?

High school chemistry introduces students to more complicated topics such as stoichiometry, thermodynamics, virtual laboratory experiments, and more. This strong base of knowledge will prepare them for subjects such as physics and advanced biology in the near future.

Some other topics that should be covered in tenth grade chemistry include:

  • The difference between physical properties and chemical properties of matter.
  • The relationship between the number of neutrons in an atom of an element, its mass number, and its isotopes.
  • How hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces affect the volatility, boiling points, and melting points of liquids and solids.
  • How kinetic-molecular theory explains the properties of plasmas.
  • Spontaneous and nonspontaneous reactions.
  • The Bronsted-Lowry definitions of acids and bases.
  • The role of nuclear fusion to the production of essentially all elements heavier than helium.

Learning Objectives for Chemistry

By the end of the course, students should have a working understanding of the basic concepts of chemistry including atomic numbers and electron configurations, the ideal gas law, enthalpy and phase changes, and more.

Learning objectives for high school chemistry typically include:

  • Describe heterogeneous mixtures, including suspensions and colloids.
  • Use the periodic table to identify trends in electronegativity and electron affinity.
  • Design and conduct an experiment to test the properties of substances.
  • Write equilibrium expressions, and use them to calculate the equilibrium constant for reactions.
  • Interpret the behavior of ideal gases in terms of kinetic-molecular theory, including diffusion and effusion.
  • Describe how to measure pH with indicators and meters.
  • Explain and compare fission and fusion reactions.
  • Identify which household chemicals are dangerous to keep together or mix.

Why Choose Time4Learning’s Chemistry Homeschool Curriculum

Time4Learning’s homeschool chemistry curriculum covers the basic concepts of chemistry and includes virtual laboratory experiments that encourage higher-order thinking applications. Students must be comfortable with algebra to understand and work chemistry problems. This is one of the reasons why we recommend chemistry at the 10th grade level. However, parents can choose whichever science course they prefer.

Our chemistry curriculum for high school not only teaches the concepts of chemistry, but also the vocabulary, the elements and chemical equations to help students interpret chemistry.

Here are some additional benefits Time4Learning provides parents and teachers.

As a Full Curriculum
  • Our experienced teachers provide rigorous instruction and model important skills with humor and real-world connections.
  • An interactive, online high school chemistry course using multimedia lessons, labs & activities to teach chemistry.
  • To help students apply concepts, the course contains engaging Virtual Labs, with student guides for support in completing a Lab Report write-up and/or reflection activity.
  • Automated grading and tracking system tracks your child’s progress and keeps reports for homeschool portfolio usage.
  • An emphasis on interpreting figures and data displays helps students read and understand information the way scientists present it.
  • Parents can set minimum passing scores to ensure students redo lessons that don’t meet the minimum passing grade.
As a Supplement
  • 24/7 accessibility makes it ideal for after school skill building or summer learning.
  • Every lesson includes a guiding lesson question that promotes focus and motivation.
  • The various materials used such as video, printed material and virtual lab work, keep students enthusiastic.
  • A variety of graphic organizers helps students understand relationships between and among concepts.
  • The course includes an abundance of rich graphics, charts, diagrams, animations, and interactive tools, which help students relate to and visualize the content.
  • Reading assignments utilize the CloseReaderTM tool, which enables students to interact with the text by highlighting targeted words and phrases and adding purposeful sticky notes.
  • Visually appealing videos, a variety of graphic organizers, written and spoken materials as well as hands-on activities to support different types of learners.

Additional Tenth Grade Homeschool Resources

PreK - 5th

  • Monthly, per student

6th - 12th

  • Monthly, per student

30% off each additional student

Discount applied to the student(s) of equal or lesser value.

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