In these classes, we’ll meet people like Amedeo Avogadro, Joseph Priestley, and Dmitri Mendeleev. We’ll dig into the organization of the periodic table, as well as electron orbitals. We will also get into atomic and molecular masses, Avogadro’s number and “moles,” unit conversions, significant figures, molecular and empirical formulas, balancing equations, limiting reagents, and stoichiometry. This series will provide a solid foundation for any future chemistry classes the student may take. In order to ensure the student’s success at this class level, there are prerequisites.
PLEASE NOTE PREREQUISITES:
This is a more difficult level chemistry class than part I. It will involve working with hazardous chemicals and the topic material is challenging. Most importantly, it will require strict attention to detail and strict compliance with instructions.
Not every student is ready for this class even if they have the background knowledge. The class is offered every other year, though, so there will be another opportunity to take this class later if that is the case.
Given the above, and for the safety of all students, and a quality experience: the following are required:
- Completion of Intro to Chemistry Part I or comparable experience (determined by instructor).
- A class safety contract must be reviewed and signed by parent and student and approved by the instructor.
- If there are any problems during the classes the instructor may require a parent to be present for the student to complete the series.
Note: Parents do not need to attend the lab with their child but do need to remain in the Museum.
This program is a three-part series:
- Part 1: March 14, 2018; 10am–noon
- Part 2: March 21, 2018; 10am–noon
- Part 3: March 28, 2018; 10am-noon
Registration information: This program has been canceled.
For more information contact Missy Chernick, Head of Scheduling, at 919.707.8860.