Discovering Design with Chemistry Lab Kit

Discovering Design with Chemistry Lab Kit

# 063550

Our Price: $69.95
In Stock.
Qty:

Item #: 063550
Grades: 10-12

Product Description:

The Discovering Design with Chemistry Lab Kit comes from Nature's Workshop and is specific to this course. The kit contains safety goggles, funnel, two 50-mL graduated cylinders, two medicine droppers, mass scale (accurate to 0.1 g), 250-mL beaker, 100-mL beaker, four test tubes, watch glass, filter paper, litmus paper, alcohol burner, thermometer, stirring rod, sodium hydroxide, strontium chloride, and cupric sulfate.

Secondary Description:

NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Publisher Description:

Discovering Design with Chemistry is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra 1. This independent-study, college-preparatory course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.

The course contains 46 separate experiments that illustrate various concepts being explored. Many are quantitative in nature, including measuring the wavelength of microwaves, determining the number of water molecules in a hydrated compound, calculating percent yield, measuring the concentration of a hydrogen peroxide solution, determining the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, measuring the specific heat of a metal, and determining the change in enthalpy for a chemical reaction. Others are qualitative, such as performing flame tests, examining the interference of light waves, comparing metals to nonmetals, exploring Boyle's Law, doing litmus tests, and electroplating.

This lab kit is designed to go along with Dr. Jay Wile's Discovering Design with Chemistry.

With this kit students will be able to conduct flame tests, discover how to bend water, boil water with ice, learn about the oxidation states of iron, and so much more! Included in this kit is all of the equipment needed to carry out the experiments. From glassware and eye protection to a high quality burner and necessary chemicals, this kit is a must when studying Discovering Design with Chemistry!

Category Description for Discovering Design with Chemistry:

Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile offers a very solid, college-prep chemistry education. Dr. Wile employs the "atoms first" approach to his chemistry presentation in this text, which is different from Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Ed. (also authored by Dr. Wile). This approach presents foundational information about atoms and molecules, and then builds upon that information for a logical sequential presentation of topics.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the front cover is the similarity in format to other text books written by Dr. Wile. More reading and fewer pictures, assuming that you need to know everything about this subject and there is no teacher present. This text is homeschool- and user-friendly in so many ways; everything is easily accessible and all information is at your fingertips. The Periodic Table is printed inside the front cover, along with a list of the elements ordered by their chemical symbols in alphabetic order. An introduction explains why chemistry is an important subject not just as a high school course, but life application.

There are 16 chapters and each includes reading and experiments. Within each chapter are statements and equations printed in pink boxes and definitions centered in the text; these need to be memorized by the student. Comprehension Check questions are found within the reading. These are offered periodically to see if the reader understands the information that was just presented; solutions are found near the end of each chapter. A chapter review rounds out the chapter information. This section reviews all of the information found in that chapter. If you were comparing this text to the 2nd edition of Exploring Creation with Chemistry, you would find that it discusses spectroscopy more and environmental issues less. Main concepts remain the same as what you might typically find in a high school, college-prep chemistry course. All of this is presented from a creation perspective and gives credit to our Creator.

In the front of the book Dr. Wile explains how to use the course in one academic year. If you want something more structured, a 36-week lesson plan is included in Appendix B. The lessons are laid out week-by-week and day-by-day with boxes to check off as you complete them you have permission to copy this for marking purposes.

There are 46 experiments within the text, and you will do about 3 of them every 2 weeks. Dr. Wile also explains how to keep a record of your experiments. A lab kit is available for this course, but if you don't want to purchase the kit, there are still 27 experiments you can do using just household items. Appendix C offers guidance on how to do experiments without the kit and adjustments you will need to make. In the informational pages at the front of the book, you will find a list of the kit contents and additional items needed, listed by chapter.

A website accompanies this course that includes free resources video samples of mathematical examples, videos of some experiments that illustrate textual concepts (but are not offered in the text), further discussion of some of the course topics, and extra practice problems. The web address is found in the front of the text, just before the table of contents. If students get stuck on a problem or concept, a different website is available askdrwile.com where Dr. Wile has made himself available for additional help. A glossary is included at the back of the text and some helpful tables are printed inside the back cover.

The Answer Key & Tests offers suggestions for grading and test implementation. Solutions are offered for all chapter reviews, chapter tests, and semester exams. There is one test to be taken at the end of each chapter and a final exam for each semester.

The Discovering Design with Chemistry Lab Kit comes from Nature's Workshop and is specific to this course. The kit contains safety goggles, funnel, two 50-mL graduated cylinders, two medicine droppers, mass scale (accurate to 0.1 g), 250-mL beaker, 100-mL beaker, four test tubes, watch glass, filter paper, litmus paper, alcohol burner, thermometer, stirring rod, sodium hydroxide, strontium chloride, and cupric sulfate.

Kathleen Wile narrates the complete text on the Discovering Design with Chemistry Audio Book USB flash drive (8G). This is just chapter content (including examples), and not the comprehension questions or experiments. Your auditory learners will love this and the articulate and clear recording. Play it anywhere you have a USB port - on your computer, in your car or other listening devices which have a USB format. You can download the audio files to your computer and MP3 player or iPod from your computer. I tried this in my car, and it was so easy to just plug and play. This makes listening on the go much more convenient. This flash drive format also eliminates the problem for those who have no disc drive on their computer or MP3-compatible CD player. This is a great companion to the text!


(Publisher description) This laboratory-based high school chemistry course is the first chemistry course a college boundstudent should take. It gives the student an introduction to the basic laws and theories of modern chemistry and the skills used to analyze a wide range of chemical processes. The student is taught the concepts of measurement, significant figures, density, the classification of matter,Daltons atomic theory, Bohrs atomic theory, the quantum-mechanical model of the atom, the nature of light, spectroscopy, particle/wave duality, electron configurations, the periodic table, ionic compounds, polar covalent compounds, nonpolar covalent compounds, physical change, chemicalchange, balancing chemical equations, stoichiometry, the nature of solutions, concentration, freezing point depression, boiling point elevation, the ideal gas laws, acids, bases, neutralization, titration, pH,reduction, oxidation, Galvanic cells, electroplating, corrosion, energy, heat, calorimetry, the thermodynamics of chemical reactions, kinetics, and chemical equilibria.

The course consists of 180 hours of instruction, 38 of which involve hands-on experiments.The experiments include determining density, separating a mixture, measuring the wavelength of microwaves, flame tests, light interference, determining the amount of sodium bicarbonate in an Alka-Seltzer tablet, percent yield, freezing point depression, acid/base titration, building a Galvanic cell, electroplating, calorimetry, and Le Chateliers principle. While the concepts that allow a student to think chemically are emphasized, the quantitative nature of the subject is not minimized. As a result, the student needs to have completed Algebra 1 before beginning this course.





Category Description for Discovering Design by Dr. Jay Wile:

Believing college preparatory, lab rich science should be a part of every homeschool student’s experience, Dr. Wile provides everything necessary for success. With his conversational approach, there is more reading and fewer pictures compared to other curricula. Rather than intimidating, this beautiful approach assumes there is no teacher present and gives students all they need to know about a subject in a clearly explained, user-friendly format.

The Hardcover Textbook offers textual reading, comprehension and review questions, lab instructions and answers to the comprehension questions. The softcover Answer Key & Tests Book includes reproducible tests and answers to the tests and chapter reviews. It also includes grading and testing tips. USB Audiobooks are chapter readings without comprehension questions or experiments. Set includes Textbook and Answer Key/Test Book. Optional Lab Kits or Student Workbooks are available.

Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
10
Grade End
12
Format
Other
Brand Name
Nature's Workshop
Weight
3.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.38" x 13.0" x 4.75"
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 69 answers
Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
Part of curriculum we are already using.
Angela M O on Oct 3, 2021
We like the option for completing all the science experiments in the book by purchasing this kit.
Virginia R on Oct 27, 2020
Part of curriculum we are already using.
Angela M O on Oct 3, 2021
Frustration-free way of completing lab experiments. I love having everything on-hand when it's time to complete an experiment.
Kristin H on Jan 1, 2021
We like the option for completing all the science experiments in the book by purchasing this kit.
Virginia R on Oct 27, 2020
Reuired for my daughter's curriculum.
Stephen R on Aug 11, 2020
To accompany the textbook lab experiments
Megan G on Aug 5, 2020
this tthe course I'm teaching
Michael S on Jul 16, 2020
Needed a Chem Lab kit, this was recommended to accompany the curriculum I've chosen for my high school student.
Meredith S on Jul 8, 2020
We have a lot of the home things...but this siimplifies tracking down all the "science-y" things we don't have at home...yet.
Bryan L on Jun 29, 2020
My daughter is taking the Wile/Berean Chem course next year and needs the accompanying lab.
Kathy H on Jun 8, 2020
Son taking Chem
Deana C on Jun 1, 2020
It will be helpful as we do Chemistry over the summer. It was nice to see everything in one place.
Valerie R on May 8, 2020
We are using this curriculum.
Susan R on May 1, 2020
I chose this to go along with the text. It's SOOO much simpler to "get the supplies out of the box" than to continually shop for the items needed.
Sara B on Apr 28, 2020
It seems easier to have it all ready as we need it.
Jenni R on Apr 21, 2020
Less expensive than purchasing through a Canadian retailer, even with money conversion.
Amanda H on Aug 30, 2019
teaching this class using Dr. Wile's book
Brenda H on Aug 5, 2019
I chose because I felt that having the items prepared for me ahead of class would help with class prep and ease.
misty q on Jul 16, 2019
Needed for a Berean Builders online class with Dr. Wile.
Linda G on Jul 7, 2019
To use in an HSLDA online academy Chemistry class
Matthew W on Apr 9, 2019
Teacher recommended
Cheryl K on Sep 4, 2018
for our homeschool co-op
Marion R on Aug 29, 2018
Required to complete labs in accompanying curriculum. Purchasing the items individually wasn't going to be cost effective.
Jennifer D on Aug 25, 2018
I am teaching a Chemistry lab in our local co-op. This kit is cheapest on RR.
John W on Aug 22, 2018
for my student
Sharon W on Aug 21, 2018
Recommended with text
Holly D on Jul 26, 2018
Recommended by TPS Honors Chemistry class.
Eri S on Jul 10, 2018
Recommended from The Potter's School
Karen B on Jun 27, 2018
It will be perfect my high school student, I like the description of the products and what I know about the author and designer of the kit.
Lora O on Jan 25, 2018
Complements the textbook
Dennis D on Oct 26, 2017
Great supply kit for the best price. Free shipping!
Sara S on Oct 3, 2017
Purchased supplies for on-line school course.
Jennifer Z on Sep 18, 2017
I want to make this as easy as possible and having the kit Dr. Wile recommends makes total sense.
Tammy M on Sep 5, 2017
Taking class that requires it.
Anne P on Aug 28, 2017
Teacher recommended
Jamie H. on Aug 23, 2017
Goes with the curriculum chosen
Alexis G on Aug 22, 2017
It was on the teacher's list of curriculum!
Cristina B on Aug 13, 2017
My teen and I are both very impressed with this curriculum. It stands out from the couple others we've seen... not many choices are as good for this subject out there.We decided to ditch the online and/or the coop class (which wasn't using this great resource) and do as many of these experiments at home as possible. Love how the whole thing begins with MEASURES, significant figures, how to do conversions, while everybody is fresh.. great timing for a good foundation.
Diane F on Aug 12, 2017
Seemed the most convenient, complete way to order supplies for John Mays Chemistry Course. Too many years of missing just one item, which causes delays that are, in the end, also an expense.
Robert J on Jul 28, 2017
Heart of Dakota recommends this.
Sue Ann P on May 26, 2017
school requirement
Kaili Z on May 14, 2017
required for a class
Lidie G on May 7, 2017
It is the set that goes with the curriculum I am using for Chemistry.
Tracy B on May 3, 2017
Easier than hunting down other materials.
Teonei C on Apr 19, 2017
Makes it easier to do the labs
Tracie C on Feb 14, 2017
To go with our homeschool chemistry.
Daniel B on Sep 8, 2016
Required for high school Chemistry class with the The Potter's School
Phyllis C on Sep 8, 2016
TPS instructor sent us to you through on line link connected with course.
Karen S on Sep 1, 2016
I am teaching this class in a co-op and I love how convenient it is to have all the lab supplies ready to go.
Tina B on Aug 31, 2016
TPS Honors Chemistry course requirement
Keren B on Aug 2, 2016
I am teaching this class this fall. Everything is in the kit for us to do the labs for class.
Denise K on Jul 29, 2016
Frustration-free way of completing lab experiments. I love having everything on-hand when it's time to complete an experiment.
Kristin H on Jan 1, 2021
Reuired for my daughter's curriculum.
Stephen R on Aug 11, 2020
What is the diameter of each test tube?
Gabby on Feb 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There are 4 test tubes with inside diameter of 13.15 mm and an outside diameter of 15.1 mm.
Has anyone's thermometer not worked? We got out our kit to do the lab today about calibrating the thermometer and the red line will not move, it doesn't matter if it is in ice or boiling water. Odd?
User on Oct 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please call our customer service department (888-841-3456) or otherwise contact us by email (info@rainbowresource.com) or LiveChat. We will be happy to replace the non-working thermometer for you.
What is in this kit?
A shopper on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Safety goggles, plastic funnel, 50 ml plastic cylinder x 2, dropper pipettes x 2, Digital mass scale, 250 ml beaker, 100 ml beaker, test tubes x 4, Watch glass, filter paper, red and blue litmus paper, alcohol burner withstan Watch glass, filter paper, red and blue litmus paper, alcohol burner with stand, Celsius thermometer, stirring rod, test tube cleaning brush, sodium hydroxide - 40g, strontium chloride - 20g, Cupric sulfate - 40g.

Note at the bottom of the equipment list: "The burner will work with any denatured alcohol sold at most typical hardware stores. There is no reason to buy 100% denatured Eathel alcohol The burner will work with any denatured alcohol sold at most typical hardware stores. There is no reason to buy 100% denatured ethyl alcohol."
Does each student need his/her own lab kit for this course, or would it work for two students to share?
A shopper on May 30, 2016
Discovering Design with Chemistry Lab Kit
Discovering Design with Chemistry Lab Kit
Discovering Design with Chemistry
Discovering Design with Chemistry
Discovering Design with Chemistry Set
Discovering Design with Chemistry Set
BEST ANSWER: Three of my children completed this chemistry course together. We had three separate text books as each read at different times given their different schedules. However, they shared one lab kit as they did their labs together. This proved a great learning time together!
5.0 / 5.0
4 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
4
0
0
0
0
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Kit
My son likes the kit as it has everything he needs. It’s also less expensive than purchasing in Canada with the exchange rate. Always a plus.
October 11, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great deal & fast shipping
September 8, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Helpful!
I would totally recommend this kit. It's so great to have lab items all in one spot to take and complete the labs as needed. I tried to piece together a kit myself. I had beakers, eye droppers, etc, but none of the chemicals - it would have cost me more to buy it that way...this is helpful and cost effective.
October 25, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good collection of materials
The products in this collection are of good quality and seem as if they will be likely to last for multiple kids in our family. The only surprise was that the scale is very small, about the size of a deck of cards, but seems to be sufficient for its purpose.
August 11, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago


help desk software