In this eight-week course, we explore the fundamental qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemistry that are typically presented in a high school chemistry course. Students can then apply their understanding of chemistry to further study in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering. Students can also apply their understanding of chemistry to a variety of career fields including environmental careers, health careers or public policy.
Our exploration will include a variety of interesting hands-on experiments where students will be able to share their data and conclusions with their classmates. In addition, we will discuss a connection to our world each week that will range from the latest innovations, to important events that affect our lives, such as climate change.
Students will investigate topics including chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic theory, and states of matter. This course incorporates a variety of textbook and multimedia resources and will require students to perform hands-on and virtual experiments to develop a deeper understanding of chemistry.
Please note that because this course is eight weeks in duration, and students are expected to work approximately ten hours per week, the course will therefore not cover a full year's curriculum with the same depth that is covered in a year-long course. In addition, if the student is taking this course for credit recovery, it is advised that you check with the student's school to confirm that the topics covered (see course syllabus) match those required by the school. You may also want to confirm with the school the process for receiving credits, which may involve an assessment administered separately by the school.
This course requires student access to certain materials for hands on laboratory activities, as listed in the syllabus.
-Kitchen Items (common)
-Markers, Water Soluble (black, red)
-Paper Coffee Filter
-Pennies--old (not shiny)
-Plastic Cup or Glass
-Stove or Hot Plate
Science - Physical Science
9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Summer 17 Extended Session,
Media Kit Shipped:
Media Kit Purchased:
MA NCES Code:
AdvancED, Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356), Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, Summer Courses Certified by NCAA for Credit Recovery (VHS School Code: 221356)