Chemistry Matters Course Package

SKU: C125000


Course Overview

Chemistry is the study of matter through observation and experimentation. In this course, students get a rigorous hands-on introduction to the topics, tools, terms, mathematics, and practices of the study of chemistry. This full-year course includes 16 labs plus dozens of hands-on activities, inquiry-based quick labs, written assignments, and creative ways to explore chemistry principles and their real-world applications. Many activities use standard household items while the more specialized tools and substances are included in the two accompanying lab kits. The scientific method, data analysis, and powers of observation, and critical thinking to solve a problem are addressed in all aspects of the course. Students interested in pursuing the sciences will gain a solid foundation to be successful in introductory college level courses, while those not pursuing the sciences won’t feel overwhelmed by the depth of the information covered.  This course is based on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Suggested prerequisite: Algebra I

Course Length: Full year

Suggested Grade Level(s): 11, 12

View samples of our high school curriculum here.

Course Package Includes: 

Students will need a scientific calculator and a camera to photograph their activities and labs.


  • Laboratory Techniques and Measurements
  • Molecular Modeling and Lewis Structure
  • Naming Chemical Compounds
  • pH of Common Materials
  • Properties of Gases
  • Stoichiometry of a Precipitation Reaction
  • The Mole Concept: Chemical Formula of a Hydrate 
  • Titration for Acetic Acid in Vinegar
  • Antacid Analysis and Titration
  • Caloric Content of Food
  • Colligative Properties and Molar Mass Determination 
  • Electrochemical Cells and Cell Potentials
  • Le Châtelier’s Principle
  • Quantitative Spectroscope and Visible Light
  • Reaction Order and Rate Laws
  • Using Buffers