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Course Description: 
Course Description

Welcome to chemistry! This branch of science deals with studying the natural chemical reactions occurring all around and within you, as well as the chemical reactions created in laboratories and industries to produce the objects you use on a daily basis. At the end of this course, you’ll realize that chemistry isn’t as foreign a topic as it may seem to you now; it’s already a vital part of your existence and your lifestyle.

The knowledge that you’ll gain in this course will provide invaluable strength to the decisions you make in regard to the products you use, the food you consume, the medical practices you receive, and the lifestyle you choose to live. Overall, a thorough understanding of chemistry concepts will impact your personal life and the operation of society. Chemistry is all around you, so embrace it with open arms as you progress through the course and make the most of all it has to offer!

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you'll be able to

  • Examine terms and processes related to chemistry
  • Determine chemical reactions between atoms
  • Differentiate among different states of matter
  • Discover special properties and influences of water
  • Investigate reactions in organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and life
Course Materials & Resources

Your course materials include this course experience and a textbook, Glencoe Science Chemistry: Concepts and Applications. You'll find it easiest to study this course by following these steps:

  1. Look over the syllabus, paying close attention to the course and lesson objectives.
  2. Read each objective. Pay close attention to main concepts and definitions.
  3. Complete each assignment as you come to it.
  4. When you've completed each section, look over the lesson review.
  5. When you're confident you understand the material, complete the lesson exam.
Methods of Instruction

Reading assignments, videos, and exercises

Methods of Assessment

Lesson exams

School Information: 
High school: 
Penn Foster HS
925 Oak Street, SCRANTON, PA
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Requested competency code:

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Committee review :