2024-2025 School Year
Introduction to Chemistry GVL
Mondays AND Wednesdays NEXT OFFERED 25-26
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
Textbooks: (4th Edition textbooks are out of print; rent from UHC or purchased used copies
- Rent Intro to Chemistry Textbooks
- God’s Design for Chemistry and Ecology: Properties of Matter, 4th Ed.
- God’s Design for Chemistry and Ecology: Properties of Atoms and Molecules, 4th Ed.
Other materials: see course syllabus.