Grades 10 & up
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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.
Session 1A: 6/12/23 - 6/30/23 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit
Session 2A: 7/03/23 - 7/21/23 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) (EST) - 0.50 credit - Closed 7/04/23
6 weeks course
For full 1.00 credit the student MUST complete both 'A' sessions (6-weeks)
For 0.50 credit or audit the student may take first session only '1B' (first 3 weeks)
Meet Dr. Carlos Pulido+
Dr. Carlos Pulido is a physician trained in and specializing in trauma surgery. He has 32 years of experience in education and has been part of the American Heritage family for 25 years. With Dr. Laurie, he developed the Pre-Med Program and continues to develop and change the curriculum and the courses as the demands change in the medical field. He was part of the beginning of the technology inclusion in education at American Heritage when he was selected to be part of a laptop pilot program and was sent to Apple Corporation to be trained as a help desk and tech specialist to troubleshoot any issues faculty or students would encounter. Dr. Pulido was part of the South Florida Task Force in Trauma and the Committee on Trauma and EMS of Florida as well as having served as an American Heart Association international advisor. He was the medical officer for the EMS division for the City of Pompano Beach Fire and EMS Departments.
Additional Course Information+
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.
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