Lab Experience

A science course that does not include live lab experiments cannot use the AP® designation on a grade transcript. We have developed a lab program with specially tailored "live" labs for our AP® Chemistry course. These labs use a customized Advanced Microchem Lab Kit produced for us by Quality Science Labs. The labs are designed for homeschool use and have been approved by the College Board.

Designed for us by Quality Science Labs, the customized kit is a full chemistry lab in a box. With its digital balance, digital thermometer, multi-meter, volumetric flask, graduate cylinder, assorted labware, and chemicals, students can safely perform quantitative and qualitative AP® Chemistry labs. For some experiments, you will also need some common household items such as salt, distilled water, vinegar, baking soda, cleaning solution, etc.

Each experiment has complete instructions with sample data and calculations. Students keep a lab notebook and use tools such as graphing programs and spreadsheets to analyze data. You can view a sample lab by opening this pdf file. There is also a corresponding assessment tool where students enter their data online to evaluate their results. The example below shows student data from an experiment that was instantly checked using WebAssign.