Chemistry is the study of matter through observation and experimentation. In this course, students get a rigorous hands-on introduction to the tools, terms, and practices of the study of Chemistry. Newly designed and rewritten by one of our Oak Meadow science teachers, the course syllabus includes 36 engaging and thought-provoking lessons, affording students a chance to read, write, and reflect on chemistry principles and their real-world applications. The course features 32 laboratory activities, ranging from simple calculations and graphs to full-featured experiments with solutions, gases, and electrochemical cells. These activities employ standard household items, while more specialized tools and substances are provided in the included MicroChem Lab Kit. This course fulfills all the standards of a college-preparatory Chemistry course. Algebra I is a suggested prerequisite.
Course Length: Full year
Suggested Grade Level(s): 10, 11
The following materials are included with this course:
- Oak Meadow Chemistry Coursebook
- Oak Meadow Chemistry Lab Kit (includes vendor lab manual)
- Chemistry Textbook (Prentice Hall) 9780132512107 (out of print)
- The Joy of Chemistry 9781591027713
View samples of our high school curriculum here.
High School Teacher Manuals are available only for families who use our curriculum independently (non-enrolled). Enrolled students and families should contact their Oak Meadow teacher directly for questions regarding course work.
Note: Lab kits are not available to ship outside the United States (except Canada and Mexico) as they can only ship via ground service. You can most likely find a Chemistry kit supplier in your country that has similar components as this is an off the shelf lab kit. You can order the other Oak Meadow Chemistry items a la carte.