Course Description:
Chemistry is all around us. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry as a tool to understand God’s world and man’s role in it. The utilization of scientific inquiry, Web 2.0 skills, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real world application through labs, and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of Chemistry in the world around them. The diverse learning experiences help the students to apply these properties to their everyday lives in a way that brings glory to God. Laboratory investigations of selected topics in the content, which also include the use of the scientific method, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety procedures, are an integral part of this course. Students will not only learn new things about God’s creation, but they will grow in their knowledge of how the Bible relates to chemistry and life.

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Recommended Prerequisites:
Algebra 1

Grade Level:
10th-12th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:
Science is the orderly study of God’s creation. God’s true nature is partially revealed through the orderly, discoverable, and purposeful scientific laws He established to govern His Creation. Recognizing our limitations and sinful tendencies to worship the creation rather than the Creator, we should use science to encourage and promote life, health, community, and godliness as we seek to take our role in having dominion over the natural world. We can seek to bring glory to God by using scientific reasoning and critical thinking to understand God’s world, man’s role in it, and how to properly relate with our Creator and fellow man. As we pursue scientific truths through the lens of the Word of God, we will be led into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation of His provision and wisdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Course Materials:
Household items for lab experiments.