Chemistry - 1st Semester

High School Chemistry
Aligned to curriculum standards

Self- paced online

17 Lessons

17 graded quizes & graded final exam

Block 1

Atoms & Molecules

Block 2

Moles & Chemical Equations

Block 3

More on Electrons

Block 4

Nuclear Chemistry



Why take this course?

By choosing our curriculum, students will develop a strong foundation in chemistry, enabling them to excel in further studies. Our engaging and comprehensive approach ensures that students not only grasp the concepts but also develop a genuine interest and appreciation for the subject.

Comprehensive Coverage

Dr. G’s curriculum covers all the essential topics of high school chemistry, providing a thorough foundation in the subject.

Structured Learning Path

The curriculum is organized in a logical and sequential manner, ensuring a smooth progression of concepts and skills.

Engaging and Interactive Content

We employ a variety of multimedia resources, including videos, simulations, and interactive exercises, to make learning chemistry exciting and accessible.

No Algebra Pre-Requisite!

Dr. G Science is primarily focused on the concepts rather than the "hard math".  Algebra 1 is not required for this course, only the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.  Dr. G explains all other math necessary as part of the course.

Experienced Instructor

Dr. G has taught at multiple levels from elementary school through college, he understands the benefit of making tough scientific concepts accessible to students

Flexibility and Accessibility

Being an online curriculum, it offers the flexibility to learn at one's own pace, anytime and anywhere, making it an ideal choice for homeschooling

Self-paced course:
Complete on your own schedule

Each of the 17 lessons includes:
  • Approximately 1 hour of video lecture
  • Fill-in-the-blank notes to increase retention of key topics
  • Printable practice problems and fully worked out solutions
  • Graded 7 question quiz on lesson material
  • 2 graded exams during the course and a graded final exam

Learning Objectives:

Students taking this class will gain a working understanding of basic concepts in chemistry to include:
  • Understand the fundamental principles of matter, atoms, and elements
  • Recognize the relationships among elements in the periodic table
  • Comprehend the various types of chemical bonding and their impact on molecular structure
  • Interpret and balance chemical equations, including understanding different types of reactions
  • Gain familiarity with the basics of organic chemistry, including functional groups and nomenclature
  • Explore the principles and applications of nuclear chemistry

Watch a video lecture excerpt

Curious what the video lectures are like?  Watch an excerpt from Lesson 1 to get a feel for Dr. G's teaching style.  
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