Chemistry (Course 1 of 4) An Inquiry-Based Approach

Learn Chemistry Like a Scientist. Course 1: The Fundamentals.
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (18 ratings)
1,938 students
Chemistry (Course 1 of 4) An Inquiry-Based Approach
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (18 ratings)
1,938 students
Discover the important concepts of Chemistry through inquiry-based, discovery-style activities that put you at the center of your learning.
Discover how you can use data and models to learn the relationships and principle concepts of Chemistry

Requirements

  • Basic Algebra skills and a desire to learn the central science called Chemistry
Description

This curriculum covers the following topics through a series of courses with learner-centered, inquiry-based, and teacher-supported activities that use models, investigative questioning, and mathematical relationships to help you discover the wonderful world of Chemistry.  It is a unique, fun, and effective way to learn.  No textbook required.  The activities guide you to learn the concepts and the teacher instruction will complement and support the discovery process.  The activities are used with permission from the POGIL Project. 

Topics:

Course 1 (This Course) (free):

  • Introduction to Chemistry
    Fundamentals of Experimental Design

    Organizing Data

    Significant Digits and Measurement

    Significant Zeros

    Classification of Matter

Course 2 (A Separate Course) ($49):

  • Atomic and Electron Structure

    Isotopes

    Ions

    Average Atomic Mass

    Coulombic Attraction

    Electron Energy and Light

    Electron Configurations

  • Periodic Table

    Cracking the Periodic Table Code

    Periodic Trends

  • Ionic and Molecular Compounds

    Naming Ionic Compounds

    Polyatomic Ions

    Naming Molecular Compounds

    Naming Acids

    Molecular Geometry

Course 3 (A Separate Course) ($49):

  • Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry

    Types of Chemical Reactions

    Relative Mass and Mole

    Mole Ratios

    Limiting and Excess Reactants

  • Properties of Gases

    Gas Variables

  • Solubility and Solutions

    Saturated and Unsaturated Solutions

    Solubility

    Molarity

Course 4 (A Separate Course) ($49):

  • Thermochemistry

    Calorimetry

    Bond Energy

  • Equilibrium in Reactions

    Equilibrium

  • Acids and Bases

    Acids and Bases Introduction

    Strong versus Weak Acids

    Calculating pH

  • Oxidation and Reduction

    Oxidation and Reduction Reactions

    The Activity Series

    Batteries

Who this course is for:
  • Those interested in discovering the world of Chemistry through an investigative approach.
Curriculum
6 sections • 5 lectures • 3h 36m total length
  • Activity 1.1: Preferred Approach to Learning
  • Activity 1.2: Fundamentals of Experimental Design
  • Instructional Video for Activity 1.2 Fundamentals of Experimental Design
  • Student Assessment Questions – Fundamentals of Experimental Design
  • Activity 1.3: Organizing Data
  • Instructional Video for Activity 1.3 Organizing Data
  • Student Assessment Questions – Organizing Data
  • Activity 1.4: Significant Digits and Measurements
  • Instructional Video for Activity 1.4 Significant Digits and Measurements
  • Student Assessment Questions – Significant Digits and Measurement
  • Activity 1.5: Significant Zeros
  • Instructional Video for Activity 1.5 Significant Zeros
  • Student Assessment Questions – Significant Zeros
  • Activity 1.6: Classification of Matter
  • Instructional Video for Activity 1.6 Classification of Matter
  • Student Assessment Questions – Classification of Matter

Instructor
Professional Math and Science Educator
Brian Swanson
  • 3.9 Instructor Rating
  • 18 Reviews
  • 1,942 Students
  • 5 Courses

As a professional educator for over 25 years, I have a passion to help students understand and master the topics of Math, Chemistry, and Physics.  I have helped thousands of students in the classroom and now I bring my knowledge, resources, and expertise to you through Udemy.  I have had the privilege to teach in public schools, private institutions, and online academies which has allowed me to live and work in different countries around the world.  I look forward to assisting you as you work to expand your knowledge, broaden your horizons, and brighten your future.