Essentials Chemistry A

Enrollment Message:

By enrolling students in this class you are agreeing to following terms of use: Enroll only students who have previously failed the equivalent course or who are enrolled in an approved alternative education program. Provide time in the student’s regular school schedule for completion of this course. These courses permit students to test out of content and therefore are not NCAA eligible. If you are enrolling a student athlete for Credit Recovery purposes, we recommend our full-length Plus courses. Total course points may vary per student based on the items students test out of. The total points in the course may vary per student based upon the number of lessons which each individual demonstrates mastery through scores earned on lesson pre-tests. Students will be exempted from the points possible on a lesson quiz associated with successfully passing a related lesson pre-test.

This is an interactive 21st century course focusing on a variety of topics including; the composition and structure of materials and the changes they undergo. Utilizing technology and foundational scientific inquiry, students explore how chemistry impacts the world around them and in their everyday life. This course provides students with the opportunity to gain scientific knowledge by planning investigations, making observations, collecting and analyzing data, performing peer reviews, and collaborating with other students. Prerequisites:None

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Describe chemistry and how it relates to daily life
  • Describe matter and its characteristics
  • Compare and contrast the various forms of energy
  • Identify the International System of Units prefixes and meanings and convert between units
  • Describe how the atomic model has changed over time and how experimental evidence has caused these changes
  • Describe the structure of atoms, differentiate among particles in terms of mass, electrical charge, and locations within the atoms, and determine relationships between subatomic particles, atomic number, and mass of an atom
  • Describe the mole and its use in chemistry
  • Compare and contrast types of waves in terms of wavelength, frequency, and energy
  • Illustrate the arrangement of an atom’s electrons using orbital notation, electron configuration, and Lewis dot notation
  • Describe the organization of the modern periodic table
  • Define ionic and covalent bonding and relate periodic trends to chemical bonding
  • Compare and contrast intermolecular forces and bonding
  • Apply rules of nomenclature to name a compound, when given its formula
  • Compare and contrast chemical and physical reactions and their properties
  • Demonstrate the use of coefficients to balance equations
  • Apply the mole ratio to solve stoichiometry problems

Course Outline:

Module 1: Chemistry and You

Module 2: The Atom

Module 3: Compounds

Module 4: Reactions

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system. Total course points may vary per student based on the items students test out of. The total points in the course may vary per student based upon the number of lessons which each individual demonstrates mastery through scores earned on lesson pre-tests. Students will be exempted from the points possible on a lesson quiz associated with successfully passing a related lesson pre-test.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java which still appears in a small percentage of FLVS courses. FLVS has worked to de-Flash its courses. Students may need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of select courses or may be required to utilize text-alternatives for some interactive objects. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (7 or higher), Mac OS X (10.8 or higher), and MacOS (10.12 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed. https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/system-requirements

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: This course permits students to test out of content and therefore are not NCAA eligible. If you are enrolling a student athlete for Credit Recovery purposes, we recommend our full-length Plus courses.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Next Generation Science Standards
NCAA Approved: No
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 03101
MDE Endorsement Code: DC - Chemistry
MMC Minimum Requirements: Science - Chemistry/Physics/Anatomy

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Essentials