REAL Science (level one)

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RSO Chemistry (level one) is appropriate for 2nd to 5th grade. This comprehensive course covers topics usually reserved for high school chemistry, but in way that youngsters can easily grasp. Topics covered include atoms, molecules, the periodic table, states of matter, acids and bases, and chemical reactions. Students start small, pondering the size and magnitude of atoms and molecules. Then students make their own periodic table and study 18 of the most common elements. They experiment with states of matter and make their own pH scale. Students end big with chemical reactions and exciting combustion labs.


The following is a list of topics your child will learn during the year while completing Chemistry (level one). Each topic is introduced with a lesson story that is read aloud by the parent or instructor. Each lesson is followed by 1 to 5 hands-on activity labs that reinforce the material and introduce science terminology and age-appropriate math. Remember your child will also be having a whole lot of fun. Also included in this scope are laughing, playing, exploring, reading, singing, and begging for more RSO!

    What is Chemistry?
  • Introduction to chemicals and chemistry
  • Physical and chemical tests
  • Characteristics of atoms
  • Parts of an atom - proton, neutron, electron, energy level
  • Types of atoms
    The Periodic Table of Elements
  • Introduction to the periodic table
  • Make a periodic table
  • Atomic symbols, numbers, and mass
  • Periods and groups
  • First eighteen elements explored
  • Bonding
  • Mixtures and compounds
  • Solutions
  • Molecular formulas
  • Electron dot structures
  • Introduction to matter
  • Unique characteristics of water
  • Changes in states of matter
  • Solids
  • Liquids
  • Gases
  • Molecule bonding
    Chemical Reactions
  • Physical reaction vs. chemical reaction
  • Endothermic reactions
  • Exothermic reactions
  • Acids
  • Bases
  • pH Scale
  • Precipitates
  • Combustion reactions

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Chemisrty (level one) Sample Pages

Atom Student PageState of Confusion Lab PageIs Milk an Element Instructors Page
The Atom student page Student Notebook State of Confusion Lab Is Milk an Element instructors page

Chemistry (level one) TOC and Material List

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