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Course Description

In this course, students will learn the structure of atoms and ions and gain an understanding of bonding that occurs in simple chemical compounds. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the physical and chemical properties of atoms based on their position in The Periodic Table of Elements.  Safe, inquiry-based laboratory experiments will be conducted to develop an understanding of different types of chemical reactions, as well as how energy is conserved and transferred in reactions. 

Click here to link to the NC Department of Public Instruction Essential Standards for Chemistry

Hello everyone! I am Mrs. Russell, your Chemistry Teacher.  Check out the sections below to learn about the exciting things we will do this semester. I love physical sciences, such as chemistry and physics, because of all of the real-world hands-on activities we can do.  Rocket Science is my favorite.  We're going to work hard and have some fun doing it.  


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Calendar and videos to get you started

Instructions: Click on the weekly topic and watch the video provided. 

Week of March 1 - Atoms, isotopes, and ions


Week of March 8 - Chemical Bonding


Week of March 15 - The Periodic Table of Elements


Week of March 22 - Activities and labs for Chemical Bonding and The Periodic Table of Elements


Week of March 29 - Spring Break


Week of April 6 - (Starting Tuesday) - Pressure, Temperature, Volume, and Phase  


Week of April 12 - Chemical Reactions and Equations


Week of April 19 - Lab week - Synthesis and Decomposition Reactions 


Week of April 26 - Lab week - Single Displacement and Double Displacement Reactions


Week of May 3 - Combustion and Stoichiometry


Week of May 10 - Rate of Reaction and Chemical Equilibrium


Week of May 17 - Acids and Bases


Week of May 24 - Solutions


Week of June 1 - Chemistry all around us and how to continue your journey

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