High School Chemistry Class!

 

Teacher:  Feisal Khoushab

Day/Time:   Tuesdays 3:15-  6:15 (first half is lecture, Q&A, review of reading & second half is hands-on lab with a break in between)

Material Fee:  $40

Price:  $940 (16 week 3 hour class - one year of Chemistry + Labs done in one semester!)   This fee is split into two equal payments.

PreReq:   Must be able to do elementary algebra.   Ability to work with logarithms is helpful, but not necessary.  Must have a calculator.

 

 

We're excited to welcome back Feisal Khoushab to Huck to teach our high school chemistry class again!    Feisal has developed a custom Huck Chemistry class that is similar to the Jr. College model;  a 16 week "flipped" class that teaches our students high school chemistry (at the a-g level) along with all of the required labs and additional "fun" labs as well!   

 

What makes the periodic table of elements “periodic”? What does it mean when it says “pH-balanced” on my shampoo? What was the original color of the Statue of Liberty?

 

This rigorous, semester-length chemistry course will cover a full year of a-g high-school chemistry. Topics covered will include atomic theory, periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, gas laws, acids and bases, kinetics, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions and nuclear chemistry. Practical questions about chemistry such as those above will frame each topic to connect principles to the real world.   Chemistry is everywhere!   This class will help students understand and appreciate this critical science in an engaging and approachable way.   A more general exploration of science – theory, experimentation, empiricism and so forth – will also be conducted.

 

Classes will be three hours long including lecture, individual and group practice of concepts, reviewing previous weeks reading and hands on labs.   We use the UC Approved QSL Labs so that sutdents will receive a-g credit. Mathematical proficiency in arithmetic and elementary algebra is required; familiarity with logarithms is helpful but not essential as this mathematical skill is easily taught in the class.

 

Our labs include, but are not limited to:

Paper Chromatography

Melting Points, Super Cooling

Electrical Conductivity of Several Solutions

Mole Ratios

Double Replacement Reactions

Oxidation-Reduction

Decomposition

Boyle's Law

Charles's Law

Solubility Product Constant

PH and PH Indicators

Microscale Titration

Molar Mass by Titration

A Buffer Solution

Reaction Rates: The Effect of Concentration

Reaction Rates: The Effect of Temperature

Electrochemistry: Galvanic Cells

 

Organic experiments include:

  • Hydrocarbon Models

  • Organic Chemistry Models

  • Polymer Models
  • Cross Linking of a Polyme