Course: Honors/AP Chemistry

V Honors/AP Chemistry • Offering for 2017 • Grade 11 or above • Science Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Christe McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Christe McMenomy
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Monday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM ET • Wednesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM ET • Friday 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $600.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Honors/AP Chemistry website.
* Description
Meeting times for this course will be available in February, 2016. If you are interested in this course and have time constraints, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.

AP/Honors Chemistry builds on concepts of matter acquired in junior high or basic chemistry, covering more advanced concepts in atomic structure, electron configuration, the nature of chemical bonds, aspects of acid-base and precipitation reactions, simple solution preparation, chemical equilibria, ane energy. Additional topics may include organic chemistry, biochemistry, and the characteristics of chemical families, depending on student interest. Students must complete three safety checkout labs and 19 lab exercises to receive AP credit. Student who complete fewer labs than required for AP credit but satisfactorily complete all other work may receive honors credit for the course.

In 2014, the College Board revised requirements for the AP Chemistry course and exam preparation. This course has been updated and certified to meet or exceed all syllabus requirements, including lab work, for AP Chemistry. Students completing this course satisfactorily will be prepared to take the SAT II and/or AP Chemistry examinations.

This course is taught using the Scholars Online Chat software, which allows the teacher to embed graphics, mathematical equations, and movies in the chat session, with complete logging available for the entire year. Audio software is not used to allow students with limited internet access to participate fully, and to encourage precise thinking and writing skills.

* Meetings
This course meets 3 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Students are expected to read 15-20 of text each week, with close study of examples and graphical presentations, supplemented by short videos from the textbook publisher's site; work through web-based animations and exercises; complete a set of 5-10 math-based homework problems for each bi-weekly session and post at least one solution with explanations from each set, and take quizzes on each chapter in preparation for the semester examinations. Students must either prepare for, or complete and report on one lab each week.
* Prerequisites
Students should have completed a first year algebra and a year geometry course or their equivalent, and be taking a second year algebra course. They must be able to factor algebraic expressions and be able to solve the quadratic equation. Use of scientific notation and logarithmic expressions will be covered during the course. See the Teacher's website for more details.
* Recommended background
A junior high school level course in physical science is highly recommended. Students without a basic chemistry course should also have completed either ScholarsOnline Natural Science Year II, Biology, or Astronomy, or their equivalent.
* Instructor's Notes
Attendance at three weekly sessions is required for all students. Two sessions will cover textbook materials and homework assignments. The third session will cover lab work and specific preparation for the AP examination in May, 2017.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hybrid/Soft Cover (Edition: 9)
James C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John R. Townsend, David A. Treichel
This text is required.
ISBN: 128546253X
Publisher's website: Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hybrid/Soft Cover
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: This paperback version of the text is a hybrid version, with some parts online [access included in the price]. It is significantly less expensive than the full print hardcover edition. Students must have Owl2 access as part of textbook acquisition, since texts no longer contain homework assignments.
* Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments (Edition: 1)
Robert Bruce Thompson
This text is required.
ISBN: 0596514921
Publisher's website: Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: We will use this text as the basis of our chemistry lab efforts.
* Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hardcover (Edition: 9)
John C. Kotz, Paul M. GTreichel, John Townsend, David Treichel
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 1133949649
Publisher's website: Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hardcover
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: ALTERNATE VERSION of TEXT: Hardcover, full contents.

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