Elemental Science for High School is formatted differently than the previous levels of the program. There is only one Guide for each course that includes teacher’s materials, lessons, reproducible forms, and schedules for three different tracks through the course. For Chemistry, you can choose to follow one of the three plans provided for an honors course (labs, optional activities, events in science, etc.), a standard course, or a survey course (no labs). The main textbook for each course is a CK-12 online text. A page with information explaining the process to gain access to the free e-book text is included in the front of the guide. There is no separate workbook and students will be creating their own science notebooks following the guidelines. Labs are fulfilled differently in each course. For Chemistry, there are kits available to purchase separately from The Home Scientist website. Appendices in Chemistry provide reproducible forms, grading rubrics and a master supply list. A thorough explanation for the courses at this level are found in the introduction of the printed guide, so you will want to read it thoroughly.
**This course is currently being revised. The following information is for the new course, which we expect to release around the middle of August.**
The Chemistry for High School guide lays out three distinct one-credit high school biology courses. This self-guided program contains plans for:
- Textbook assignments from CK12 Chemistry, which is available for free online. Each week includes reading selections, vocabulary terms, and comprehension questions.
- Weekly experiments from an expertly designed high school chemistry experiment kit from The Home Scientist. This kit makes it possible for you to bring the standard lab experience into your home. We have also included an online lab option with Beyond Labz for those who would prefer a virtual lab.
- Three scheduling options- a survey course without labs, a standard lab science course, and an honors course - so you can choose which option best suits your student's needs.
- Plus, there are events in science assignments and optional hands-on science activities.
Chemistry for High School makes it easy for you to learn about chemistry at the high school level.
Ages: 16 to 18 years old
Grade: 10th through 12th grade
Prerequisites: Algebra 1
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.