Programs & Events

Chemistry 1

Program Number: 
052
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Jan. 14, 2015 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesdays, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 2015; 10am-12pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 12 yrs. Parents do not need to attend the lab with their child but do need to remain in the museum. Prerequisite: Introduction to Chemistry
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$35 for the series ($30 Friends of the Museum members)

In this four-part series we will build on the concepts learned during our Introduction to Chemistry as well as introduce new and important elements (hah!) to further our understanding of chemistry. To achieve this goal we will begin by dissecting, examining and rebuilding the periodic table until students view it as a familiar tool instead of a confusing mixture of letters and numbers. We will attempt to balance our first chemical equation! We will “meet the mole” as well as the scientists who helped discover the rules and laws we use today to practice chemistry.

Admittedly, some aspects of chemistry can be dry and even a little intimidating, so to keep your homeschooler engaged and confident, we will move forward slowly and, as always, provide plenty of exciting activities and experiments.

Note: Parents do not need to attend the lab with their child but do need to remain in the museum.

Program Instructor: Bob Alderink and Colin Brammer, Coordinators for Natural World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.