Dive into the Wonders of Chemistry with Our High School Chemistry 1 & 2 Course

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Discover the Building Blocks of the Universe with Our High School Chemistry 1 & 2 Course


Unlock the Mysteries of Chemistry from Home

Welcome to a groundbreaking adventure in high school science education—our High School Chemistry 1 & 2 course, specifically designed for homeschool students. This comprehensive, two-semester online journey is tailored to ignite curiosity and foster a deep understanding of chemistry while highlighting the compelling evidence of intelligent design in the universe’s fundamental building blocks.

Meet Your Instructor: Kristin Marais

Leading your educational journey is Kristin Marais, a seasoned educator with over 15 years of diverse experience in the field of science education. With a BS in Biochemistry from the University of California Riverside and an MS in Teaching from Western Washington University, Kristin brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to our chemistry program. Certified in chemistry, biology, and general science by the state of Washington, she has spent a decade teaching in public schools, including seven years specializing in online instruction. Kristin’s passion for chemistry and commitment to student success make her an ideal guide through the complex and fascinating world of chemistry.

Course Overview

Chemistry is often called the “central science” because it connects physical sciences with life sciences and applied sciences like medicine and engineering. Our course is structured to bring this central role of chemistry to life, guiding students through a fascinating exploration of matter, atomic structures, chemical reactions, and much more.

Semester Breakdown

In the First Semester, students dive into the world of scientific processes, starting with the basics of matter and its atomic structure. Lessons progress through electronic structures, chemical bonding, and an introduction to chemical reactions—laying a solid foundation of knowledge and skills.

In the Second Semester, the course deepens, covering a variety of topics including the classification of reactions, stoichiometry, the behavior of gases, and states of matter. Advanced concepts like thermochemistry, kinetics, and acids and bases are explored, culminating in an intriguing look at nuclear chemistry.

Interactive and Engaging Learning Methods

Our students benefit from a rich array of teaching methods and media. Each topic is supported by videos, handouts, and assigned readings. Discussion boards facilitate a collaborative learning environment, and Labster virtual simulations alongside traditional wet-labs ensure a hands-on learning experience that is both safe and comprehensive.

Real-World Applications and Scientific Inquiry

Throughout the course, students engage in scientific inquiry by posing questions, formulating hypotheses, and conducting experiments. This hands-on approach not only helps students develop critical thinking skills but also prepares them to effectively communicate scientific findings, a crucial skill in any scientific endeavor.

Why Include Intelligent Design?

Introducing students to intelligent design in chemistry offers a unique perspective on the complexities and intricacies of chemical processes and the organization of biological systems. It encourages students to consider broader philosophical and scientific questions about the origins of life and the universe.

Exclusive Educational Resources

Our course utilizes DiscoveryU, an exclusive portal where students can access a curated selection of educational resources, including Discovery Institute books, articles, and multimedia content. Additionally, all course-related activities, from assignment submission to grade reviews, are managed through Canvas, ensuring a seamless and integrated learning experience.

Join Our Learning Community

Classes are held online every Tuesday and Thursday for 90 minutes, with additional drop-in sessions available to support our students’ learning needs. Space is limited, as we strive to maintain a close-knit learning environment and ensure individual attention for each student.

Early Registration Advised

Due to the popularity and limited seats in our groundbreaking chemistry course, we encourage interested families to register early. Secure a spot for your student in this innovative educational journey that transcends traditional boundaries and fosters an appreciation for the wonders of chemistry.

Enroll Today!

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a unique educational experience that prepares your student for future academic and career success in the world of science. Enroll today at Discovery Academy and help your child discover the wonders and the ordered complexity of the universe through the lens of chemistry.

Discover the Building Blocks of the Universe with Our High School Chemistry 1 & 2 Course

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