Chemistry – High School

High School – Grade Level 10-12 (for course at PCLC Westminster)

See below for Chemistry at EIE-Monrovia-Instructor: Lisa Wright

Pre-requisite:  completion of Algebra 1

Class duration – 2 semesters

This class will include such topics as:

  • Structure of the atom
  • Elements of the periodic table
  • Chemical bonding
  • Molecular structure and reactivity
  • Mole concepts and Stoichiometry
  • Gases, solutions, and acids & bases
  • Reaction rates and chemical equilibrium
  • Redox reactions and electrochemistry
  • Introduction to biochemistry and organic chemistry

There will be a significant emphasis on laboratory practice, with weekly labs and/or demonstrations, along with computation for quantitative analysis. Class at EIE will also have some practice questions for the SAT II chemistry subject test to discuss.

This course meets weekly for 2.5 hours . Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab notebooks and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent and returned to class the following week.

Cost: $500/Semester.

A textbook is required. Textbook for PCLC-Westminster-Instructor: Wendy Chapman       Go to Chemistry textbooks for ordering info.

EIE: Lisa Wright        CONCEPTUAL CHEMISTRY TEXTBOOK (non a-g): Conceptual Chemistry, Understanding our World of Atoms and Molecules by John Suchocki, 4th edition (2010) or newer. ISBN-13: 978-0136054535 ISBN-10: 0136054536

EIE: Lisa Wright     HONORS CHEMISTRY TEXTBOOK (a-g):(recommended) Chemistry: Matter and Change, 2006 by Glencoe (ISBN 0078772370) – or newer 2. World of Chemistry 2nd Edition, 2007 (or newer) by Steven S. Zumdahl (Author), Susan L. Zumdahl (Author), Donald J. Decoste (Author) McDougal Littell; 2nd edition (January 1, 2007) ISBN-10: 0618562761 ISBN-13: 978-0618562763