Chemistry for Accelerated Students
Chemistry for Accelerated Students is an ideal text for students who love science and aspire to a STEM-oriented college program. This book contains up-to-date chemistry information, beautiful illustrations, and lucid narrative. It also supports Novare's trademark mastery-learning paradigm. This accelerated text is a more intense treatment than our General Chemistry text. This text includes additional chapters on thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and a glimpse into organic chemistry. Ample exercises are included in each chapter giving students plenty of opportunity to develop skills. Explanations move along a little faster and go into a little more depth than the grade-level text. Although the mathematics involved in chemistry are generally not advanced, Chemistry for Accelerated Students is recommended for students who are concurrently enrolled in Algebra II. As with all Novare textbooks, our design philosophy guides the layout and composition of the text. Colors and images are attractive without being distracting. Our books are designed to be read and studied, and the presentation as well as the voice of the narrator supports that.
Written for students with a passion for the sciences, this rigorous program will prepare student’s well for college level Science courses. Providing an accelerated scope and sequence, and course pacing, this program covers all the concepts in the Novare General Chemistry text at a greater depth plus additional topics including thermochemistry and kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Exercises are abundant and help students master the material. Due to the rigorous nature of this program, it is recommended Algebra II be taken concurrently. Physics is a pre-requisite. If your student has taken Biology and not Physics, it is highly recommended the Novare Chemistry Supplement (item #012618) be taken. It is also assumed students understand the SI system of units and unit prefixes, and can demonstrate proficiency with unit conversions and computations. A short tutorial is available in the appendix.
Embracing the same philosophy as other Novare science courses, the goal is for students to learn, master and retain what they are learning. This means students will cover fewer topics with more depth. The author also integrates learning by combing skills in the areas of science, math, history, and English Language usage. Additionally, the Kingdom perspective is evident, as students study the complexity of God’s magnificent world and current scientific claims. Laboratory experiments and reports are vital to this program. The author offers two coordinating Chemistry Experiments for High School Resource books – one designed for home labs, and the other for schools with a standard lab facility and equipment. (See individual descriptions for more information.)
Components include the Chemistry for Accelerated Students textbook which provides introductory information for teachers with teaching philosophy, recommendations and lab work and reports. Following is a brief student introduction with recommendations for effective study tips and the standards problem summary. The text content targets students with a strong aptitude for science and mathematics, and who have developed strong study habits. It is rigorous, with a well written narrative as well as helpful illustrations and diagrams. Chapter objectives, examples and exercises are also included, along with helpful appendices and an index. 509 pgs, hc.
Solutions Manual to Accompany Chemistry for Accelerated Students contains fully detailed solutions for all the computational problems in the textbook.130 pgs, pb.Chemistry Experiments for High School is written for schools with standard laboratory facilities and equipment, and includes detailed information for teacher and student on lab safety, instructions for 20 experiments, supply lists, discussion questions and more. Individual experiment instructor notes are also included in the back of the book. Each experiment concludes with a short report. Pages are perforated for easy removal. This resource accompanies both the General Chemistry and the Chemistry for Accelerated Students with text references provided for both texts. The author recommends the optional Student Lab Report Handbook (item #047300) to accompany the laboratory experiments. Spiral bound.
Chemistry Experiments for High School at Home is written for homeschools or schools without a standard lab facility. The author begins with an overview of the importance of the lab experience as well discussing costs and materials – including alternative suggestions for harder to find or costly materials. Also provided are links for online retailers for many of the items needed. Safety procedures and pre-experiment preparation activities follow. There are 19 experiments included. Each experiment provides instructions, supply lists, discussion questions and more. Additional helpful notes to the experimenter are in the back of the book. Pages are perforated so students can remove the Short Form Report Sheets for each experiment. This resource accompanies both the General Chemistry and the Chemistry for Accelerated Students with text references provided for both texts. The author recommends the optional Student Lab Report Handbook (item #047300) to accompany the laboratory experiments. Spiral bound.
Also available exclusively from the publisher are the downloadable digital resources which includes a course overview, quizzes, chapter and semester assessments, and all related answer keys. It also includes a lessons list, and sample calendar and graded lab report. ~Deanne
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.