In this class, students will learn about inorganic and organic chemistry. A large portion of this class will be the acquisition of laboratory skills. Conceptually, we will start small and grow larger over time. Students will begin by learning about atomic structure and how to use the periodic table as a tool. Topics beyond this include understanding the kinetic molecular theory of gases, types of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and the real-world applications of each. Chemistry is all around us and it is important for students to understand that chemistry can explain the mundane as well as the spectacular. We are also excited about going to Drury University throughout the school year to use their lab facilities.