Fun Intro to Chemistry and Physics

1st semester this fun and engaging kids Chemistry class is a 15 week 1-1/2 hour class that introduces students to atoms, molecules, molecular reactions, acid-base reactions, titration’s, mixtures, separating mixtures, polymers, and biological polymers. We will also cover the “Language of Science” looking at the Latin and Greek roots that make up the vocabulary of Chemistry. The text is written at a 4-6th grade reading level and covers the same basic concepts of chemistry for upper level yet is still presented in easy-to-understand language and broken down into easy-to-complete modules. The textbook is easy to read and fun to use. The classroom will be lively, and students are encouraged to explore real science using hands-on experiments that are designed not only to teach the scientific method but to help develop critical thinking tools necessary for all subjects. Experiments will coincide with the classes and help to drive home the information learned in the class and text.

2nd semester this fun and engaging kids Physics class, also a 15 week 1-1/2 hour class, will introduce the students to the fundamental concepts of “physical laws”, motion, energy, forces, chemical potential energy, nuclear energy, electrical energy and charges, magnets, electromagnets, light and sound. It also covers the “Language of Science”, looking at the Latin and Greek roots that make up the vocabulary of Physics. The class is structured the same as the Chemistry class.

Class homework requirements: Weekly workbook assignments, some reading and some time learning vocabulary on Quizlet. Students will have 1 Major project (creating a Rube Goldberg Machine) in spring semester.  Time estimated average students 1 ½ hours a week homework.

Advanced Placement student option.  If you are interested in your student getting more out of this foundational introduction to Chemistry/Physics class, I am offering additional assignments utilizing the Tiner texts Exploring The World of Chemistry and Exploring the World of Physics. Students will be loaned the text for the semester and there will be quizzes on Schoology for each chapter.  These are wonderful and engaging books and will really reinforce what is learned in the class and so much more.


Day/time:  9:00-10:30
Grades: 4-6
Class Fee: $385  AP students Class fee: $405 (includes texts)
Books/supply fee: $85 (all books and supplies provided with this fee)
Tutor: Megan Powell