Chemistry will provide students with the opportunity to study the composition, properties, and changes (chemical reactions) associated with matter. Topics will include, but are not limited to, heat, changes of matter, atomic structure, bonding, the Periodic Table, formulas and equations, mole concept, gas laws, reactions, solutions, and related areas in chemistry. Virtual laboratory activities, which include the use of the scientific method, measurement, laboratory apparatus and safety are an integral part of this course.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1.
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Ewa Wojcik is a Florida certified teacher of chemistry who has 10 years of teaching experience in chemistry and biology combined, both at high school and university levels. She joined the faculty of American Heritage School in 2014 teaching Chemistry Honors and AP Chemistry. Teaching at the university level has allowed Ewa to publish meaningful peer-reviewed research in the Journal of Spectroscopy. As a multidisciplinary scientist, Ewa likes to share her experience and knowledge with her students. The positive impact of her teaching methods and experience is directly seen in her students' 90% passing rate on the National AP Chemistry exam.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.