9th - 12th Grades


This Chemistry course is a standards-based study of fundamental chemical concepts, such as atomic theory and its relation to chemical behavior, nomenclature, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, molecular kinetics, energy relationships, solution dynamics, acids-bases, equilibrium, organic and biological chemistry, and nuclear interactions. Students will be responsible for completing 3-5 hours of assignments outside of class each week. The primary learning opportunity for the full biology course will be through reading the material or watching video lectures, answering critical thinking questions, and completing chapter assessments. In class, the opportunities for learning will primarily consist of lectures, discussions, group activities, and lab experiments.  This is a yearlong course provides 60 hours of personal instruction time with over 25 wet labs. This course fulfills both the college laboratory science requirement and the high school physical science graduation requirement. 



Biology and Physical or General Science.
Completion or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1. 

Katie Burns


Phone: (530) 575-1789
Email: katie@fullsteamclasses.com

Course Details

Day: Tue / Thur
Period: 1

Frequency: Twice per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $300
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required


Required: Modern Chemistry: Student Edition 2012 (free digital version provided by instructor)

Recommended: Modern Chemistry Interactive Reader This text is only $15 at Amazon. It doubles as a workbook and can be used with the online version of the textbook.


Other Materials:

Recommended: Modern Chemistry Interactive Reader

Required: HRW online account access (given by instructor) 

Required: Schoology account acess

Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Yes

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

Katie has been teaching homeschoolers (including her own 3 children) for over 18 years. Her passion for learning is palpable in the classroom as she guides her students on a journey through science, computer skills, and more. A graduate of UC Davis, with a background in genetics and biological anthropology her wisdom, knowledge, and experience is a winning combination that brings students back to Katie’s classroom year after year.

In Katie's class you will also find a partner for homeschooling parents. She thoroughly updates and informs parents with regular email correspondence, even addressing which CA State Standards she covered that week. Her extensive understanding of current charter school and college requirements also makes her an invaluable asset to those looking for full high school credits and resources.