1.0 (yearlong course)
Physical Science (PHSC100) & Algebra 1 (MATH100)
This course covers topics such as atomic structure, bonding, nomenclature, kinetic theory, and organic and biochemistry. Lab experiments are hands-on, computer simulated, or demonstrated by video, with assignments and lab write-ups required.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 26 - January 26
Weekly live meetings begin September 3
Fall Break: November 25 - 29
Christmas Break: December 23 - January 3
Semester 2: January 27 - June 7
Spring Break: April 6 - 10
Times: Wednesday 7:00 am or Wednesday 1:00 pm US Central Time
Do you enjoy learning how the world works, even that which you cannot see? Chemistry is all about the unseen and how what we cannot see with our eyes determines what we can see. It explains the “why” behind so many physical phenomena in our world and the properties of every substance that we know exists! This course will open your eyes to the incredible complexity of our world and give you a greater appreciation for all that God has made, even the microscopic, so that we can live on this earth.
You will learn topics such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, and kinetics. You will have the opportunity to do hands-on labs from your own home with materials in the lab kit and from your own kitchen so that you can experience science and see the concepts you are learning for yourself. As an EVP course you will also have a live class each week with your classmates and teacher in order to understand the material more clearly, carry out simulations and virtual labs, work through calculations together, and get your questions answered! I hope you join us!
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
I loved the live classes. I liked being able to contact the teacher with questions and get responses immediately. I enjoyed the group discussions so I could see if any of my classmates were struggling with the same things I was struggling with.
I enjoyed that the class was filled with examples. I enjoyed the review games. I have a better understanding of Chemistry.
I loved the live classes, they were very fun and engaging. I liked the layout of the weekly assignments. I enjoyed the workload because it was enough that I remembered the material but not so much that it became a struggle.