9th-12th: Discovering Design Chemistry

Teacher Info:

Teacher Name: Rachel McManamay
Teacher Email: rachelhmcmanamay@gmail.com

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $240 per year
payable in monthly installments of $30
Deposit: $30 (due at registration)
Supply/Materials Fee: $50 (due at registration)
Digital Payment Address: Venmo @Rachel-McManamay

Class Details

Class Time: 3rd hour
Grades: 9th-12th
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: some algebra knowledge is helpful
Estimated Homework Hours: 2-3
Required Materials or Books: 
Berean Builders - Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile
Discovering Design with Chemistry Tests and Answer Keys
Safety goggles
Closed toed shoes for lab days
3 ring binder - 3 tabs (homework/review questions), (loose leaf paper for lab info), (grid paper for lab data)

Class Description

In this course we will cover “fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium.”

We will do lots of experiments that are both quantitative and qualitative in nature. Some include “wavelength of microwaves, determining the number of water molecules in a hydrated compound, calculating percent yield, measuring the concentration of a hydrogen peroxide solution, determining the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, measuring the specific heat of a metal, determining the change in enthalpy for a chemical reaction, performing flame tests, examining the interference of light waves, comparing metals to nonmetals, exploring Boyle’s Law, doing litmus tests, and electroplating.”

Through it all we will see how God’s design is one that draws us to be in awe and have reverence for His great plan.

Rachel McManamay