Chemistry 101 DVD
This course is for your visual learners who need high school credit in Chemistry. Wes Olson, the host of Biology 101, will take you on a journey through the history of chemistry along with what the study of chemistry is all about. This course is divided into nineteen 20-45 minute segments and examines the world of chemistry, the periodic table, important characters in the field of chemistry, the essentials of chemistry such as neutrons, isotopes, ions, compounds, molecules, and balancing chemical equations, an explanation of the elements – non-metals, poor metals, transition metals, rare earth & radioactive metals, and the future of chemistry. This is a 4 DVD set that has a running time of 10 hours, 55 minutes along with PDF files for the guidebook, accreditation booklet, and an extended periodic table.
To get started with this program, you will want to print off the PDF files for the guidebook, periodic table and accreditation schedule, or take them somewhere to have them printed (the guidebook is over 120 pages). Students will be starting a chemistry notebook for this program in which they will write their research and reports. You will want to read ahead in the guidebook so you can gather and prepare needed items for the next lesson, mini-labs, and reports. The guidebook also allows the student to review information covered in the lessons along with quizzes and discussions questions. Mini-labs are demonstrated in the lessons and are performed with items from around your house or are easily accessible. I think the labs are much better and meatier than those found in Biology 101 and would do a much better job of meeting the high school credit. ~ Donna
Very interesting and attention-holding. My 13 y.o., who usually groans at having to do more work, watched this for several hours on his own. Very anxious for the Physics 101 to be available. (Rainbow has best prices, as always.)
We really appreciated this Biology course. My son has Aspergers and is not good at Science. Labs were not even an option, but with the additional accreditation booklet, I chose what was important and workable for him. Multiple-learning styles are good for learning disabilities. So watching the DVD, reading the guidebook, writing short essays, and doing other hands-on activities provided the variety that was needed. The DVD segments were well done and Mr. Olson kept our attention. This is an excellent course and can be used alone with the resources provided or as a supplement to other curriculums.