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- Available Lessons: 117
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches
Course SummaryIf your students are struggling with chemistry concepts, show them this helpful middle school chemistry course. Our short lessons make even the toughest topics easy to understand, and the multiple-choice quizzes can be used to prepare for a test or assigned for homework.
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About This Course
Short, entertaining videos hold your students' interest while introducing them to concepts like the properties of gas, radioactive decay, electron configurations and crystal structures. Students can skip topics they are familiar with and spend extra time on subjects that require additional attention. You'll also be able to check if your student understands the information presented by using quizzes at the end of every lesson.
How It Works
- Video lessons are always available, so your student can brush up on atoms and molecules whenever they need help.
- Your child can skip the lessons they don't need and focus on the lessons they do.
- Worksheets accompany every lesson and are accessible at any time, meaning your middle school student can get even more help in topics like acid-base equilibrium.
- Each video also comes with a transcript for your child to review, which should help with vocabulary words like molarity and molality.
- If at any point your student is confused by a vocabulary word, concept or example, they can submit a question to an instructor.
Using the Course
This course is the perfect resource for middle school students who are struggling to understand chemistry or just need extra review in preparation for a test. Because these videos are always accessible, your student will be able to get the help they need when they need it. Additionally, you can have peace of mind knowing that these lessons don't link to other websites--meaning your child can learn these subjects safely and without distraction.
These lessons are useful for parents and teachers in some of the following ways:
- To help students who have fallen behind in class
- To prepare students for a test or other assessment
- To use as a tool in the classroom
- To get students excited about chemistry
|Chemistry Basics||This lesson defines chemistry and introduces students to the metric system, scientific notation and lab equipment.|
|Atoms & Molecules||Students learn about the atom and its history, as well as electron configuration and molecule structure.|
|Types of Elements||This chapter covers the basics of the periodic table of elements and how to use it properly.|
|Types of Chemical Bonds||Several types of chemical bonds are covered, including covalent, polar covalent, ionic and hydrogen.|
|Properties of Elements||Students study some of the types of elemental properties, like heating, cooling and condensation. This chapter also covers how to calculate density.|
|States of Matter||At the end of this chapter, students should understand different properties of solids, liquids, gas and plasma.|
|Gas Laws & Properties||Instructors present various facts about gases, including info about diffusion, pressure, volume and temperature.|
|Types of Chemical Reactions||Chemical reactions are defined. Students then go over types of chemical reactions and how to balance an equation.|
|Overview of Chemical Solutions||This chapter includes information on polar molecules, solubility and properties of water molecules.|
|Chemical & Dynamic Equilibrium||Instructors cover types of equilibrium in acids and bases.|
|Organic Chemistry Overview||Students review types of organic molecules and their functional groups, like carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.|
|Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry||This chapter goes over radioactive decay and defines half-life.|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life||Topics covered include the chemical properties of water, air and soil.|
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