Grade level: appropriate for 2nd – 5th grade, target grade is 3rd
Course type: textbook
Materials: For the most part, all lab materials are household items. Please refer to the Supplies tab for items that are not commonly found in households. Please see Try Before You Buy for a complete list of the lab supplies needed to complete this course. Home Science Tools offers supply kits for all RSO courses.
RSO Chemistry 1 Course Description
You will find R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey (RSO) to be unlike any other science curricula available. Most notably, it is secular. Only scientific inquiry and theory based on empirical and measurable evidence are understood to be valid and standard science in all of our RSO courses.
Also, RSO courses are written specifically for home and small group use. Packed full of serious science and loads of fun, RSO is an incremental program that gently builds on itself and incorporates mathematics, scientific method, and science terminology. Created with the science novice in mind, you don’t need any science background to teach RSO.
In RSO Chemistry (level one), the topics covered are usually those reserved for high school chemistry, but are presented 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!
RSO Chemistry (Level 1) Scope and Sequence
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
- Mixtures and compounds
- Molecular formulas
- Electron dot structures
- Introduction to matter
- Unique characteristics of water
- Changes in states of matter
- Molecule bonding
- Physical reaction vs. chemical reaction
- Endothermic reactions
- Exothermic reactions
- pH Scale
- Combustion reactions
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