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Course SummaryThis General Chemistry Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course is a fully developed resource to help you organize and teach chemistry. You can easily adapt the video lessons, transcripts, and quizzes to take full advantage of the comprehensive and engaging material we offer. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.
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You can use this chemistry course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
- Chapters - Each chapter covers a unit of chemistry, from the metric system and scientific notation to thermodynamics and kinetics. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific chemistry course.
- Lessons - Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bite-sized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like Avogadro's number or the common-ion effect. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
- Key Terms - Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on solubility and solubility curves includes key terms like saturated solution, unsaturated, supersaturated solution and solubility curve.
As you work on your chemistry lesson plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
- Introduce Topics - Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like electrochemical cells if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumping-off point for a lecture, group activity or class discussion.
- Break Up Lectures - The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize topics like mole-to-mole ratios and mass-energy conversion.
- Assign For Homework - Each lesson in the course, from the periodic table to activation energy and catalysts, can be assigned to your students as homework.
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
- Lecture Notes - Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on the types of matter or the ideal gas law? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
- Student Reading - Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about metallic bonding, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
- Study Tools - When it's time for a unit exam on chemical reactions, you can point your students to the transcripts on decomposition, the pH scale, coordination chemistry, precipitation reactions and how to balance a redox reaction equation.
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
- Homework - Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from unit cell shapes to key facts, like the steps in determining the formula of a hydrate.
- Tests - You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on stoichiometry? There are plenty!
- Discussions - Jump-start a discussion with questions like: Which chemistry lab measuring container is best for determining volume of a liquid?
Below is a sketch of the chemistry syllabus modeled on a 13-week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
|Week||Unit||Sample of Topics Covered|
|Week 1||Experimental Chemistry and Introduction to Matter||The metric system, equipment in the chemistry lab, phases of matter, how to separate mixtures|
|Week 2||Atoms||Atomic mass, Avogadro's number, electron configurations, the Bohr Model|
|Week 3||The Periodic Table||Arrangement of the periodic table, atomic radii, the diagonal relationship|
|Week 4||Nuclear Chemistry||Radioactive decay, half-life calculations, fusion, fission|
|Week 5||Chemical Bonding||The Octet Rule, formation of ionic compounds, covalent compounds|
|Week 6||Liquids and Solids||Properties of liquids and solids, how to use phase diagrams, heating curves, types of crystal structures|
|Week 7||Gases||Definition of pressure, conversion of temperature units, temperature and kinetic energy of gases, Boyle's Law|
|Week 8||Solutions||How a solution is created, how to determine a substance's solubility in water, how to calculate molality and molarity|
|Week 9||Stoichiometry||How to balance a chemical equation, mass to mass stoichiometric calculations, how to determine the formula of a hydrate|
|Week 10||Chemical Reactions||Definition of acids and bases according to the Arrhenius theory, Lewis acids and bases, the neutralization process, net ionic equations|
|Week 11||Equilibrium||Examples of equilibrium, how to use a RICE table for calculating equilibrium, acid-base buffers, titration curves|
|Week 12||Kinetics||Chemical reactions and factors that influence their rates, activation energy, reaction mechanisms|
|Week 13||Thermodynamics||State functions, energy transfers, electrochemistry|
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