2024-2025 School Year

Introduction to Chemistry GVL

Mondays AND Wednesdays NEXT OFFERED 25-26

Course Description

This course is designed to be a student’s first introduction to chemistry and to give them insight on how God designed our world. We will be using two books from the curriculum God’s design for Chemistry and Ecology, Atoms and Molecules and Properties of Matter, 4th edition. The course will cover states of matter, elements, bonding reactions, applications of chemistry, unit conversions, and basic word problems. There will be many hands-on activities and experiments in class to learn the lab process. This is a great way to prepare your student for high school chemistry!

**Summer homework will be assigned in August and will need to be completed by the first day of class.  

To be successful in this class:

Students need to be taking or have taken pre-algebra. In class, students will be responsible for taking notes during labs while working in groups to review and demonstrate learning. At home, students will be responsible for reading and responding to the assigned reading (3-4 lessons a week), taking notes from video lectures, and completing formal unit lab write ups. This class prepares the student for upper level science, and it is best for 8th graders or academically strong 7th graders.

Grades: 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Fees: $360 per year plus $25 lab fee


Pre-Algebra, completion or concurrent

Sections Offered:

Required Materials

Textbooks: (4th Edition textbooks are out of print; rent from UHC or purchased used copies

Other materials: see course syllabus.