Course title

Chemistry W/Lab (Apex) Virtual


Biology, Algebra I

Course description

Chemistry offers a curriculum that emphasizes students' understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts while helpingthem acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology.The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevantscientific questions. Topics include the nature of science; the importance of chemistry to society; atomic structure; bondingin matter; chemical reactions; redox reactions; electrochemistry; phases of matter; equilibrium and kinetics; acids and bases;thermodynamics; quantum mechanics; nuclear reactions; organic chemistry; and alternative energy.Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction; wherein students learn to ask scientific questions; form andtest hypotheses; and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking;writing; and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.Throughout this course; students are given an opportunity to understand how chemistry concepts are applied in technologyand engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply learned concepts andpractice their writing skills.

Students will work an average of 1-2 hours per week on Laboratory activities.

Lab Assignments:

Observing and Inferring

Mass; Volume; and Density

Periodic Properties

Precipitation Reactions

Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

Freezing Point Depression

Disturbing Equilibrium

Heats of Reaction

Radioactivity and Radiation

Lab: Molecular Models

School country

United States

School state


School city

Simi Valley

High school

International Virtual Learning Academy

School / district Address

1197-C E. Los Angeles Ave. #331

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LCHM
  • Chemistry

Approved date

Online / Virtual