Christian Kids Explore Chemistry

Christian Kids Explore Chemistry
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Chemistry terms, notations, lessons, building atomic and molecular models, hunting for acids and bases, making gas expand and more.

Now you can teach the whole family, all ages, at the same time in a wonderful hands-on science course with this series of Christian classical science lesson books written in a friendly conversational tone. Each volume contains well-organized and easy-to-follow lessons, detailed realistic diagram and illustration pages to color, experiments, hands-on activities, review sheets, memorization lists, vocabulary, scriptures and suggested field trips. Designed to be used twice a week for ages 8 to 14 years. Excellent! Paperback, approx. 300 pages. Includes resource CD with book.

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Average rating from 1 reviews: 5.0
Bright Ideas in Science CurriculumChristian Kids Explore Chemistry is authored by husband and wife team, Robert W. Ridlon, Jr. and Elizabeth J. Ridlon. Their approach to teaching chemistry is simplistic: Each of our lessons develops a progressive understanding of chemistry that will build confidence. Kids and parents can explore and develop a firm and lasting foundation for the future. The curriculum presents the concepts of chemistry from a Christian worldview perspective.

Christian Kids Explore Chemistry contains 30 lessons and five unit reviews which cover the topic of chemistry. The curriculum is comprised of the following components:

A Note from the Author

How to Use This Book

Unit One

The Basics of Chemistry: Introduction to Chemistry; Chemistry Tools; Matter; Elements; Mixtures and Compounds; Wrap Up

Unit Two

Atoms and Molecules: Atoms; Atomic Number; Atomic Mass; Periodic Table; Molecules; Wrap Up

Unit Three

The Nature of Chemistry: Chemical Bonds; More Chemical Bonds; Formulas; Naming Compounds; Reactions; Acids; Bases; Salts; Wrap Up

Unit Four

States of Matter: Solids and Liquids; Gases; Gas Laws; State Change; Solutions; Wrap Up

Unit Five

Organic Chemistry: Hydrocarbons; Alkanes; Alkenes; Alkynes; Alcohols; Esters; Biochemistry; Wrap Up

The curriculum also includes: Glossary, Coloring Pages, Element Tables, Resource List, For Further Biographical Study, Answer Keys, Index and About the Authors.

Each lesson unit introduces the topic with a unit timeline, vocabulary words, and materials needed for the unit. The lesson itself is made up of two building blocks: Teaching Time and Hands on Time. I would highly recommend purchasing the resource cd download which contains the reproducible pages in the back of the text.

Overall, we have been pleased with this curriculum as it lends itself to the Classical Education and Charlotte Mason philosophies. Scientific concepts are presented in an engaging and easy to understand manner. This allows the student to build upon their interest through research and scientific experimentation. In the fall of 2015, our child is looking forward to utilizing the next book in this series Christian Kids Explore Physics.
Written by Kathy Alphs on Thu 10 Mar 2016 9:31:19 PM GMT
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