If you are switching to this course mid-year, be aware of any changes to the grading and make adjustments on the grading sheets you are already using. Please review the FAQs and contact us if you find a problem. Algebra 1, High School Biology Recommended: The CLEP covers two years worth of material. Those wishing to take the CLEP will have to do significant additional study.
This curriculum includes topics such as matter, atomic theory, the periodic table of the elements, bonding, chemical equations, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, acids, bases, and salts, reaction rates, thermonuclear and nuclear chemistry, and equilibrium.
Students learn through texts, videos, online tutorials, as well as through hands-on and virtual laboratory experiments. A midterm and final exam will be given. All the pdfs not listed with a separate source are from this GVL course, though they may have gotten them from a different source themselves. Thank you to Holly Dunn and especially Liz Mogg for all their help with preparing this course. Learn how to use it! This course may require more study and practice than other courses due to the complexity of some aspects.
The final exam will be created from your tests from throughout the course. Hold onto your tests and use them for review.
Keep in mind that your success in Chemistry will be directly proportional to the amount of effort you invest. The complexity of some of these subjects may require additional study and practice on your part. Laboratory safety is important. Although many labs are online, students will be conducting some labs at home. Please wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and gloves when needed.
Assignments Save your written work as a record of what you did in this course. Please, no cheating or plagiarizing. Visit this website and read through what chemistry is all the way through what chemists do. As you can see, chemistry is a very important part of many professions, from research scientists to physicians. Believe it or not, even chefs need to understand chemistry, as they are constantly changing matter from one form to another, using mixtures, reactions, heat, and so on.
The first unit on the Georgia Virtual site is a review of many concepts learned in High School Biology and a few from Algebra 1. You will be using a computer graphing program in this course as well as a scientific calculator. Try to get one. Review the terms and then complete the crossword puzzle. You can click on the boxes and type in the words.
You can check your puzzle by clicking on the key picture. Give yourself 5 points for completing the assignment. Day 3 Briefly review the types of graphs. You are going to be creating graphs and answering questions. First, install the program or decide what you will use. There is a tutorial link for learning how to use it. Go through the steps. It is suggested you install the Graphical Analysis program. You may need your parents help with this. I was able to install and complete the examples myself, so it is doable.
If you have a tablet you can use: If the GVL program does not work for you, you can use these: However, you could use any graphing program, even Excel, or just your hand and some graph paper. You can see the answers by highlighting them, click and drag or double click over them.
Do you recognize the different types of graphs and how they are used? Do the two activities. Although you learned about the scientific method in biology and possibly other previous sciences, we are going to review it here. It will assist you mentally when you complete a laboratory assignment and report.
Watch the video about the scientific method. It is 30 minutes long. Take notes on your pages as you watch. Complete the self-assessment below the video. Give yourself a point for each blank you get correct. Record your score out of Which is an observation and which is a conclusion?
The milk tastes sour. All acids must taste sour. Where does the wax go? Take off a half point for any incorrect answer. There are ten in total. Wear gloves, goggles and some sort of smock or apron in case of spills. Never smell directly from a container.
Wave your hand above it with your nose a short distance away until you catch a whiff ONLY IF the lab requires you to smell the solution. Do not smell anything unless directed.
If you get anything in your eye or eyes, immediately flush with water for at least 10 minutes. Do NOT do any laboratory assignments without adult supervision. Wear shoes and preferably long pants in case of spills. Keep long hair pulled back. Wash your hands immediately if you get a chemical on them. Do not wear jewelry. Be careful where you have equipment placed.
Most of your labs will allow solutions to be washed down the drain. Keep the water running for at least 30 seconds to flush the sink adequately. Take data during the lab. Do not wait until the lab is over as you may forget the data. Feel free to use scratch paper that you can then transcribe to your lab notebook. There is a lab on Day Start gathering the materials needed for that day.
Record 40 points for completion. Take off 5 points for any section of the lab left unfinished. Watch the video on scientific notation. Try to take notes and answer the questions before they give you the answer. Refer to these notes if you are having a difficult time figuring out the answer and for the video quiz answers at the end. Do not print these. Complete the self-assessment and practice on page 8. Score up to 6 points for the practice questions the ones in the boxes. Record your score out of the 6 practice questions.
If you are having a difficult time with this section, try working some of the problems again. Use the Scientific Measurement Video Notes if you are having trouble. The quiz answers from the video are not in the notes. You do not need to print these notes out. Study the rules for significant figures under the video.
Try the self-assessment and quiz group. Record your score from the quiz group out of 4 total. Do the significant figures exercise. Review the rules above it for any wrong answers. Watch the music video. It may be silly, but it has important information. Watch the video and take notes.
Refer to these notes if you need to for help with the quiz answers at the end of the video.