Chemistry

“May I introduce you to our friends, the elements?
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound
or stand alone as they are”
They Might Be Giants – Meet the Elements Lyrics

Science gives you the chance to understand the world in a new way. Chemistry is one of the most exciting branches of science, the elements can combine to form everything from water to explosions. We will learn what causes those combinations and what results occur. In the process you will learn problem solving skills that will serve you in all areas of your life. Through experiments, asking questions, and exploring new ideas, you will learn problem solving skills that will serve you in all areas of your life.

Time
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Ages

13 - 18

Cell

Mentors
Head Mentor
Kathy Bekker


Assistant Mentor

Leatha Kingi

Level
Master


Depth or Breadth? 
Depth

Tuition
Fall Semester

$65


Winter Semester

$30

Prerequisites

A commitment to prepare for class each week by working through the chapter in advance. With everyone well prepared for class, we will have more experiment time. Chapter 1 should be finished before the first week of class.

Homework

3-5 hours a week. This is a “front-loaded class” meaning you will work through the material at home and then we will discuss it, ask questions and do experiments on the material.

Books Students Provide

Title: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Chemistry, 3rd Edition: A Easy-to-Follow Formula for Acing Your Chemistry Class
Required: Yes
Own or share with sibling? Share
Notes: You can buy a used copy.