This program offers a user-friendly design to help all types of learners grasp key chemistry concepts. With an emphasis on problem-solving, the content is organized around main ideas, with vocabulary terms highlighted. Each section ends with comprehension questions based on the key ideas and critical thinking questions that help students connect the facts learned to problem-solving.
The curriculum set consists of a hardcover Student Text and One-Stop Planner CD Set for the Teacher. This interactive Teacher Edition includes printable teaching resources, lessons plans, and tests generator with answers.
The units cover: the science of chemistry, matter and energy, atoms and moles, the Periodic Table, ions and ionic compounds, covalent compounds, the mole and chemical composition, chemical equations and reactions, stoichiometry, causes of change, states of matter and intermolecular forces, gases, solutions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation/reduction and electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, carbon and organic compounds, and biological chemistry. Please note: since this is from a secular source, it assumes an old earth and treats evolution as a fact instead of a theory.
Please note: This program is designed for a group classroom situation. While the curriculum can be used by homeschoolers, the labs included in the course require equipment and supplies that are no longer readily available. In some cases, online interactive exercises can be accessed that may include material suitable for virtual labs. Unless a student is going to pursue a medical or science field in college, these labs are not necessary to complete the course.
The Student Textbooks in this series that the publisher has released to Homeschoolers contains online supplemental information and activities scattered throughout the textbook. To date, Pearson has not figured out how they are going to release the access codes in a way that is feasible for the homeschooling market. We have opted to still carry this series since the online resources are supplemental and the course content is contained in the Homeschool Bundle you receive.
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Topic: Science, Chemistry