High School Chemistry Curriculum at Horizon Online School


Prepare your student to fully comprehend the composition and properties of matter with Horizon Online School’s High School Chemistry Curriculum. This program covers a range of topics, including stoichiometry, thermodynamics, virtual laboratory experiments, and more, providing a strong foundation for advanced studies in physics and biology.

Explore the curriculum’s key components, learning objectives, and discover why Horizon Online School is the ideal choice for 10th-grade chemistry education.

What Do You Teach in High School Chemistry?

High school chemistry at Horizon Online School introduces students to complex topics such as stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and virtual laboratory experiments. This knowledge forms a robust base for future studies in physics and advanced biology. Tenth-grade chemistry covers:

  • The difference between physical and chemical properties of matter.
  • The relationship between the number of neutrons, mass number, and isotopes.
  • The impact of hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces on liquids and solids.
  • The application of kinetic-molecular theory to explain plasma properties.
  • Spontaneous and nonspontaneous reactions.
  • The Bronsted-Lowry definitions of acids and bases.
  • The role of nuclear fusion in the production of elements heavier than helium.

Learning Objectives for Chemistry

By the end of the course, students should have a working understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts. Learning objectives include the ability to:

  1. Describe heterogeneous mixtures, including suspensions and colloids.
  2. Use the periodic table to identify trends in electronegativity and electron affinity.
  3. Design and conduct experiments to test substance properties.
  4. Write equilibrium expressions and calculate equilibrium constants.
  5. Interpret the behavior of ideal gases based on kinetic-molecular theory.
  6. Measure pH using indicators and meters.
  7. Explain and compare fission and fusion reactions.
  8. Identify hazardous household chemical combinations.

Why Choose Horizon Online School’s Chemistry Homeschool Curriculum

Horizon Online School’s homeschool chemistry curriculum offers a comprehensive approach to chemistry education. The curriculum covers basic concepts, incorporates virtual laboratory experiments for higher-order thinking, and encourages applications of learned skills. The course is suitable for students comfortable with algebra, making it ideal for 10th-grade study. Key benefits include:

As a Full Curriculum

  • Experienced teachers provide rigorous instruction with real-world connections.
  • Interactive online course with multimedia lessons, labs, and activities.
  • Engaging Virtual Labs for hands-on experience and skill-building.
  • Automated grading and tracking system for progress monitoring.
  • Emphasis on interpreting figures and data displays for scientific literacy.
  • Parents can set minimum passing scores for lesson redoing.

As a Supplement

  • 24/7 accessibility for after-school skill building or summer learning.
  • Guiding lesson questions for focus and motivation.
  • Variety of materials, including video, printed content, and virtual lab work.
  • Graphic organizers and rich visuals to aid understanding.
  • CloseReaderTM tool for interactive reading assignments.
  • Visually appealing videos, graphic organizers, written, spoken materials, and hands-on activities for diverse learning styles.

Additional Tenth Grade Homeschool Resources

Explore more 10th-grade homeschool resources at Horizon Online School:

  • 10th Grade Curriculum Overview
  • How to Homeschool Tenth Grade
  • 10th Grade Scope & Sequence
  • Math Curriculum for Tenth Grade
  • Language Arts Curriculum for Tenth Grade
  • Science Curriculum for Tenth Grade
  • Social Studies Curriculum for Tenth Grade

Empower your 10th-grade student with Horizon Online School’s High School Chemistry Curriculum, providing a solid foundation for future scientific endeavors.

The live classroom sessions are scheduled to commence in the first week of September 2024