This course examines the basic
chemistry of the many materials that we encounter as we go through our lives,
from the morning's shampoo to the wine at dinner. This course emphasizes
practical applications of chemistry in order to help you make informed consumer
choices. Practical kitchen-based exercises will help you develop a fuller
understanding of how chemistry affects every aspect of your life.
Goals and Objectives
This course is designed to present
basic chemical principles to students who have little background and no prior
interest in chemistry. The student will gain a basic understanding of
chemical principles and how those principles affect our lives constantly.
At the end of this course, you
should be able to:
Relate chemical principles to everyday life
Read labels and understand what the ingredients are
Help your children with their science homework
Understand the cautions on labels and know why they are
Understand how various medicines work in your body
Save money by reading product labels and shopping
Know how to write a coherent, convincing lab report.