1st Year Chemistry

Teacher: Grant
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Section 1- The Basics

0 Introduction to Chemistry 17:44

Lesson Plan:


1. Intro to my favorite subject-Me.

2. Intro to the subject

3. Warnings and things lawyers want me to say

4. What kind of math do I need?

5. Class set up, what to expect.



Get a Periodic Table and learn the name and symbol for Elements 1-38 AND Barium, Radium, Iodine, Xenon, Radon, Silver, Gold, Mercury, Tin, Cadmium, and Tungston.  I'll attach a quiz for you to test yourself.  You HAVE to know these at fast recall speed!!!! 


Here is a good link for practice:Elements Practice


Here is the Periodic Table I use: Periodic Table

1 Introduction to Chemistry Review 07:19

Review Session on Intro to Chemistry

2 States of Matter and their Changes 24:04

Picture of States of Matter and their Changes

Lesson Plan

Start out with a vocabulary list:











Talk about States of Matter and their transitions.  


3 States of Matter Review 05:21

Review for States of Matter

4 Density and Conversions 23:03

Lesson Plan

Review Density and give a better overview

Do some basic density problems

Talk about conversions and show the scale.

Do some conversions with the grid.

Homework will be attached as a document!!!! 

5 Density and Conversions Review 00:07:28

Density and Conversions Review

6 The Atom 22:23







All of these are easy, but hopefully a new way to look at them.

7 The Atom Review 00:05:30

The Atom Review

8 Isotopes and Ions 17:09

Picture of Isotopes and Ions







9 Isotopes and Ions Review 00:06:35

Isotopes and Ions Review

10 Intro to the Periodic Table 17:27

We are going to identify:

Noble Gases


Alkali Metals

Alkali Earth Metals

Transition Metals


Atomic Number

Atomic Weight


11 Periodic Table Review 00:05:55

Periodic Table Review

12 Review #1 16:31

Going to give some problems on elements, atomic number, atomic weight, isotopes, ions, periodic tables, etc!!!!

13 Review 1 Review 00:07:42

Review #1 Review...Yes its a funny name

Section 2- Stoichiometry

14 Electron Shells and Lewis Dot 21:21

You will need your periodic table for this lesson!!!!! Scrap paper wouldn't be a bad idea either....


Electron Shell

Electron Charge

Lewis Dot

Lewis Structure

Valence Shell

15 Electron Shells and Lewis Dot Review 00:06:39

Electron Shells and Lewis Dot Review

16 Bonding 15:27

Polyatomic Ions that MUST be memorized!!!!












17 Bonding Review 00:05:39

Bonding Review

18 Naming 19:24

Picture of Naming

Going to go over the rules of naming compounds as written in the attached picture.  Will go step by step with examples and review from the Polyatomic Ions and Periodic Table areas already mentioned.  You should have a periodic table ready for this! I am also attaching two problem worksheets and I will go over them in the second half of the video.

19 Naming Review 00:06:40

Naming Review

20 Types of Reactions 15:05

Single Replacement

Double Replacement





Going to use Polyatomic here too!!!! You NEED to know them!!!!

21 Types of Reaction Review 00:06:48

Types of Reaction Review

22 Balancing Reactions 15:18

Balencing Reactions is an art....I am going to be able to teach techniques, but they are all puzzles! These can be a lot of fun!!!!!

23 Balancing Reactions Review 00:09:12

Picture of Balancing Reactions Review

Balancing Reactions Review

24 Molar Mass 19:23

6.02 X 10^23  THAT is your new number!!!! 

Going to talk more about how amounts of a compound.  You know how to mass it, now we learn how many molecules are there!!!! 


25 Molar Mass Review 00:06:21

Molar Mass Review

26 Mass to Moles to Molecules 19:39

How to transition between mass, moles, and molecules.  Math is involved, but no worse than when we did Density.

27 Mass to Moles to Molecules Review 00:09:51

Mass to Moles to Molecules Review

28 Full Reactions 14:12

Bringing together all of the information in all lessons in realistic problem format.  You will need to apply your knowledge to these problems and do some critical thinking.  Math is involved as well, but no worse than what you have already done :)

29 Full Reactions Review 00:06:23

Full Reactions Review

30 Problems-Review #2 Part 1 16:39

Problems, lots of problems.....

31 Review 2 Part 1-Review 00:07:11

Review 2 Part 1-Review

32 Problems Review #2 Part 2 21:45

Harder problems that should truly test your knowledge.  You should be able to do these with a periodic table and a calculator ONLY!!!!

33 Review 2 Part 2 Review 00:09:44

Review 2 Part 2 Review

Section 3- Equations and Application

34 Temperature 19:05

We discuss the Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin temperature scales and how to convert between them.  This starts a new skill inside of chemistry previously hinted at with Density.  Equationable problems and how to solve them.....

35 Temperature Review 00:07:15

Temperature Review

36 Water 12:37




Surface Tension

Capillary Action


37 Water Review 00:06:24

Water Review

38 Acids/Bases and pH 12:49

We will go over what happens in solution for acids and bases and examine the pH scale.  

39 Acid/Base Review 00:06:00

Acid/Base Review

40 Gas Laws 23:56

Charles Law, Boyles Law, the International Gas Law...all help us understand what happens in a large system.  We will also discuss the idea of Pressure.

41 Gas Laws Review 00:07:13

Gas Laws Review

42 Periodic Trends 14:18


Electronegativity, Atomic Radius, Ionization Energy, metallic character


We are going to look at how each of these "trend" across the periodic table....you need your periodic tables for this one (duh :)

43 Periodic Trends Review 00:06:08

Periodic Trends Review

44 Structure 11:44

Picture of Structure

We will be looking at 4-5 structures and their names based on how many atoms are in the molecule.  Information is simply a list and should be one of the easier lessons.

45 Structure Review 00:06:47

Structure Review

46 Review #3 20:22

Some math problems and other questions to review!

47 Review #3 Review 00:06:15

Review #3 Review

Section 4- Clean Up and Full Review

48 Heat and Rates of Reaction 21:45








We are also going to look at the rules for increasing the rates of a reaction!

49 Heat and Rates of Reaction Review 00:07:03

Heat and Rates of Reaction Review

50 Physical and Chemical Changes 14:46

We are going to go through what constitutes a physical and chemical change and name some of the reactions.  


Vocabulary to know would be:







51 Physical and Chemical Changes Review 00:05:41

Physcial/Chemical Changes Review

52 Light 13:05

We are going to look at wavelengths and photons. Very simple lesson here, but will start students down the pathway to conceptual physics.


Good vocabulary would be:





Electromagnetic Spectrum

53 Light Review 00:05:37

Light Review

54 Significant Figures 13:12

Picture of Significant Figures

Look at the attached sheet for the rules!

55 Significant Figures Review 00:06:04

Significant Figures Review

56 Nuclear Chemistry 21:12

We are going to look at Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay and the concept of Half-Life.  We will be doing some problems here so get your calculators out again! You need your periodic tables too!!!

57 Nuclear Chemistry Review 00:06:35

Nuclear Chemistry Review

58 Organic Chemistry 17:09

Vocabulary to know:







59 Organic Chemistry Review 00:07:57

Organic Chemistry Review

60 TOTAL Review 25:01

After students have had taken some time to do the attached review sheets I will go over the answers.  This is a review for the ENTIRE course!!!! Periodic Tables and Calculators are a given! 

61 Total Review Review 00:07:00

Total Review Review....Last Words

This course is a non-threatening/experience building way to learn Chemistry.  The highest math needed for this course is a good grasp of Algebra.  I will help students learn how to use their calculators to work the more complex formulas.  I use a white-board and a marker to explain the concepts.  This forces me to break each concept down into its most understandable elements.  

I carve the course up into 4 areas.  The first area is known as the "basics".  In this area we review material that may or may not have been previously learned and hit on the points that will be needed in future lessons.  

In the second area we delve into Stoichiometry and while in a traditional Chemistry class these lessons would be interspersed for "stress" reasons I hit on all of them together.  I want students to be able to see how the material builds.  Far too many times students hear "The material builds so keep up!" and then the material obviously does not build.  I fight this Boy Who Cried Wolf syndrome by purposefully putting all of the stoichiometry material together in one area.  This is by far the most difficult part of the course and can be interrupted as necessary by going to future "stand alone" lessons.  

In the third area I focus on the formulaic chapters of Chemistry like the Gas Laws and Water.  Areas that can feel more like Physics, but where the two subjects overlap.  Again, the only math needed here is a good grasp of Algebra.

In the last area I focus on "clean up".  I do hit on areas that are very stand alone and do fit a standard pathway in the curricula.  I also return to some content that is usually taught earlier, but I feel is easier to understand later in the Chemistry course rather than earlier.

I hope you see that I have put a lot of thought and 22-years of teaching experience into an on-line course that will help your student better understand Chemistry.  This class should prepare them if they wish to continue their run through Chemistry into an AP or an undergraduate course.  REALLY wish I had this when I was their age :)

The data:

  • 31 Lessons complete with a Review.
  • Focus is on Stoichiometry as it is the hardest piece of learning chemistry.
  • Over 12 hours of video that needs to be paused so please allow 20 hours of computer time for the course.
  • Several worksheets and practice problems to do on your own that will require 15-20 more hours.
  • Three "tests" at the end that incorperate material from four different States' end of course exams.
  • Practice Problems are incorperated into the lectures as appropriate as well in a separate video directly after the lesson. Students are notified to "pause" before the explinations are given.  This is much better as students are less likely to get into bad habits because they will immediately know probelm by problem where they are going wrong.
  • No matter if this is the only chemistry class you take or if you continue on (even to University) I have created a curriculum that will prepare you. 

Proposed Audience:

Instruction is performed at the high school level, but this course can be used by students in their first year of College or Community College who are having trouble understanding the material.  This can also be used as a prep or refresher course before AP Chemistry or the as part of the prep before the test itself.

  • Teacher: Grant
  • Areas of expertise: Science
  • Education: BS in Zoology and Chemistry, Masters in Teaching, PhD in Science Education
  • Interests: Dogs, Outdoors, and being a very proud Geek.
  • Skills: I can't stand on my head anymore, but I know all the words to all of the Pokemon themes.
  • Associations: NSTA, UNESCO, and a few others.
  • Issues I care about: I am dedicated to the improvement of society through education. We are all life-long learners in a world that is constantly changing. We all need to learn how to change with it and we need to learn that together.

Please do not mistake my unique humor or glibness to mask my devotion to education. Teaching and helping people grow is my passion. Only through bettering ourselves and learning how to think independently will we truly grow as a species. I do like to have fun in the classroom, but my message could not be more serious. I am here to make my students independent from me, and to teach them to think for themselves.

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