Welcome to Friendly Chemistry at SchoolhouseTeachers.com!
Welcome to your Friendly Chemistry course! We’re very glad you’ve chosen to use Friendly Chemistry to help your child learn basic chemistry. Traditionally, chemistry courses are thought to be “hard” and intimidating. We think you’ll find that learning chemistry with this guide to be just the opposite.
Our goal in this course is to provide a means of building a solid foundation of knowledge about chemistry. Should your students or children choose to continue their study, you can be confident that they’ll have the “basics” to meet the challenges of an advanced chemistry course.
Let’s begin with an overview of the course. The course is divided into 12 lessons. Within each lesson there is a section of text followed by group activities, laboratory experiences, and worksheet-type practice pages. Each lesson culminates in a lesson test.
In addition, there are video segments corresponding to each lesson. We suggest you view each video as you follow along with the text portion of each lesson.
Week 1 – Course Introduction
Week 2 – Meet Chemistry
Week 3 – Moving in a Little Closer
Week 4 – Electron Arrangement
Week 5 – Applying Quantum Mechanics
Week 6 – Orbital Notation
Week 7 – Electronic Configuration Notation
Week 8 – Review Week
Week 9 – Electron Dot Notation
Week 10 – Relating Electron Arrangement to Reactivity
Week 11 – Ionization Energy
Week 12 – Review Week
Week 13 – Atom Size
Week 14 – Ion Formation
Week 15 – Determining Charges on Ions
Week 16 – Review Week
For a printable course outline, click here.
Joey Hajda has had a love of science since he was a boy. His initial career choice was veterinary medicine, but after receiving his veterinary degree, he discovered that he loved teaching as much as he loved science. Consequently, he got a degree in education. His teaching career has now spanned almost 25 years and has included public school, community college, and homeschooled students—including his own ten children. He and his wife, Lisa, in addition to homeschooling their children, wrote Friendly Chemistry: A Guide to Learning Basic Chemistry. They enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for science with fellow homeschoolers.
For additional information regarding Friendly Chemistry, please visit www.friendlychemistry.com or find us on Facebook.
*Please note that Friendly Chemistry’s copyright policy strictly prohibits making photocopies by any means of any portions of the student book or teacher’s guide other than photocopies of the test masters. Please email or call if you have questions regarding our copyright policy.
Course transcript information
Upon successful completion of all 12 lessons in this course, including watching the videos with each class, your child will earn the equivalent of 0.5 credits of a high school science course.
— Joey Hajda
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