Guest Hollow's High School Chemistry Curriculum



Week 2



Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

The Chemistry of Food & Cooking

Some of the science topics this week:  denature gelatin, breaking up sucrose with an acid, covalent bonds, emulsions, water molecules, phospholipids, hydrogen bonds, monoglycerides, diglycerides, polysorbates

Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking

Culinary Reactions

p. 24-27 (Stop at sugar foam.)

p. 27-35

Chapter 3 Emulsions

p. 36-44
(Stop at Other Emulsifiers.)


p. 44-45

Activities – Choose one or more recipes.

Make homemade marshmallows

p. 29 – 35 Optional recipe: Whipped creamsicle topping


Make Eggs Benedict (See video linked below.)


Additional Reading

Dr. Joe & What You Didn't Know: 177 Fascinating Questions About the Chemistry of Everyday Life

Dr. Joe and What You Didn’t Know

Question 6 – Wine vinegar

Question 7 –
Gel candles

Question 8 -
Dalton and color blindness

Question 9 -

Question 10 -
Fizz Keeper

Mixing History & Chemistry

The Mystery of the Periodic Table

The Mystery of the Periodic Table

Chapters 11-12

Chapters 13-14

Chapters 15-16

Chapters 17-18

Elements Listed by Date of Discovery (End!)

Learning About The Periodic Table

Elements book


p. 22-23 Boron

p. 24-25 Carbon

p. 26-27 Nitrogen

p. 28-29 Oxygen

p. 30-31 Fluorine

The Periodic Table of Videos







Introducing Boron



Introducing Oxygen


Activities & Assignments
















TED-Ed: How Atoms Bond

Take the video quiz here.

Dogs Teaching Chemistry: Chemical Bonds

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows

Chemical bonds song by Mr. Edmonds

Covalent bonding vs. ionic bonds

How to unboil an egg



Octet Rule Song

The genius of Mendeleev’s periodic table

How to Make Eggs Benedict

Food Science 101: What is an emulsion?

Solving the puzzle of the periodic table


Food Science 101: How Emulsifiers and Stabilizers work

Food Science 101: The Emulsification Process





Color blindness test






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