Are the labs in Exploring Creation With Chemistry really college prep?


Certainly the lab equipment is not what you will find in a classroom, but most homeschooling parents do not have the thousands of dollars it would take to get the proper glassware and chemicals. Even then, it would be illegal, as you cannot order the proper chemicals without an OSHA-approved storage facility and the proper licenses.

Nevertheless, the course still does the standard high school experiments. There are acid/base titrations, measuring the width of a molecule, ideal gas law experiments, etc., which are the standard high school experiments. They are just done with simpler glassware.

We get emails from students who have tested out of freshman chemistry (with the AP, CLEP, and university-specific tests) after using our chemistry and advanced chemistry courses.

Those taking college level chemistry courses will learn what is needed in the lab courses they are required to take. For the high school course, the lab is a minor component of the course, and the success of students in college, who have used this course, seems to confirm that.

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