Chemistry I Lab

The Chemistry I Lab course provides a comprehensive introduction to the laboratory study of chemistry. In this course, students will learn about lab safety and explore topics like the metric system and the scientific method. Students will apply foundational concepts such as the classification of matter, atoms, molecules and ions, the structure of atoms, chemical equations, and solutions, among others, to hands-on home lab and simulation activities.

Students will complete mastery assignments with lab activities including three formal lab reports. This course can be taken either after or with a three-hour chemistry lecture course.

Course Information

Identify and practice lab safety including proper use of lab tools.

Bloom’s level 1

Determine and evaluate the appropriate elements of a scientific experiment. 

Bloom’s level 5

Execute the steps of an experiment, and evaluate and explain the findings.

Bloom’s level 5

Analyze the results of an experiment to determine if the steps of the scientific process or any scientific assumptions have been violated. 

Bloom’s level 3

Evaluate scientific scenarios and apply concepts learned in the lecture course and explored in the lab activities to the scenarios while employing critical thinking skills. 

Bloom’s level 5

Write a lab report explaining your findings in an experiment. 

Bloom’s level 6

Course Outline

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Module #1

How Our Syllabus Stacks Up (Syllabus Equivalency)

Syllabi for equivalent courses from four other institutions were reviewed. The following table represents the coverage of rigor in terms of number of assessments and content in a TEL course as it relates to other similar courses.

4 Year Private University #1
4 Year Private University #2
4 Year Regional Public University
2 Year Public College #2
9 Quizzes
11 Mastery Quizzes
N/A N/A 4 N/A
1 N/A N/A 1 1
14 7 8 9 12
 Lab Reports
3 7 8 9 12
Participation –
2 Discussions
N/A Lab Safety
Lab Cleanup
2 Project Reports Research Assignments

Lesson Features

Each of our lessons is designed as self-contained learning environment that provides all the context, explanation, and resources you need to learn about a specific topic. We give you the information you need in a format that helps you apply it in your daily life.


Knowing why a topic matters and how it applies to your experience is an important part of learning anything. That’s why we make sure you have the proper context for the information we give you.

Video Overview

Every TEL Library lesson features a video overview of the information being presented. Our videos provide helpful text callouts and a downloadable transcript.


We provide two different readings that elaborate information related to the lesson topic. The first gives you essential, objective information while the second offers a deeper look at a specific sub-topic or a view of different perspectives.

Check Your Knowledge

Developing a clear understanding of a topic generally requires that you spend time reflecting on the meaning or impact of its concepts and information. We facilitate this reflection with polls designed to help you create connections to the topic.



It’s easy to get tripped up on unfamiliar terms when you’re trying to learn something new. We’ve developed in-line glossary definitions of key terms to help make lessons easier to read and understand.

Toolbox Resources

We know that our lessons are simply a starting point for many learners. That’s why we provide a toolbox with related web resources for each lesson so that you can continue your learning journey on a specific topic.

Purchasing Options


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Courses on Demand

This option is perfect for homeschooling parents and students as well as independent learners. A single license grants a student access to a single course — offered by a TEL Partner Institution utilizing TEL Curriculum. Start learning today!