Exploring the World of Chemistry

Exploring the World of Chemistry

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Item #: 012710
ISBN: 9780890512951
Grades: 6-9

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An introductory history of chemistry, this extremely readable text covers discoveries and developments from ancient to present times. Major emphasis is placed on the contributions of individual scientists (such as Cavendish, Mendeleev, Boyle, and Rutherford) and how they made their discoveries. The focus is not on balancing chemical equations or learning the number of electrons in specific elements. 16 chapters cover: ancient metals (iron, lead, tin), money metals (gold, silver, copper), the search for gold, gases in the air, the use of currents to separate elements, the first periodic table, using a spectroscope to identify elements, cathode ray tubes and alpha particle experiments, compounds by electric attraction, water and its unique properties, carbon and its compounds, organic chemistry, nitrogen and its compounds, silicon and its compounds, modern metals, and chemistry in today's world.

These Softcover Texts explore science topics from a Christian perspective and include review questions for assessment. Books are divided by topical chapter, each containing informative text, black-and-white illustrations and photos, and review questions. The text is engagingly written, weaving in stories of scientific discovery and famous scientists, instead of simply offering facts. While the visuals are black-and-white, they are detailed and clearly labeled. Review questions consist of true/false and multiple choice questions, along with a short list of questions students can use for further research, writing assignments, or be extended into projects. Answers to the short answer questions are found in the back along with a glossary and index. This series could form the core of an upper-elementary or middle school science program when combined with one of the new Parent Lesson Planners, or be used as a topical supplement. 160+ pgs each.

Student Questions and Teacher Key/Test books have also been created by Memoria Press for additional assessment. These are not referenced by the Master Books PLP, but are used in the Memoria Press Classical Curriculum, or can be used to flesh out review and assessment if using the books as a junior high course. While there was previously one “Questions, Reviews, Tests” book for each title, the series has been revised and there are now two books per text: a Supplemental Student Questions workbook with supplemental questions and review questions (for the student’s use), and a Teacher Key and Tests which holds the answer key, unit tests, final exam, and test key. The Supplemental Student Questions book includes a variety of question formats, although short answer is the most common. All are paperback and are not reproducible.- Jess

Category Description for Memoria Press Science:

User-friendly, well-organized and academically sound, these science guides from Memoria Press are sure to please the science-loving child in your home. Courses consist of a teacher guide, a student guide and in some cases, a separate text. Optional resources are suggested for some courses.


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

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Exploring Ser.
John Hudson Tiner
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Master Book Publishers
0.95 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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The text looks interesting to read, giving historical context to the subject matter.
Kristen U on Aug 6, 2021
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Ashley S on Aug 3, 2020
The text looks interesting to read, giving historical context to the subject matter.
Kristen U on Aug 6, 2021
Curriculum for her Classical model school.
Marcy F on Jul 12, 2021
Heart of Dakota
Ashley S on Aug 3, 2020
Bought this to add to our middle school chemistry expereince - mostly intend it to be a read-aloud.
Brittany G on Aug 1, 2020
Supplement MEL science subscription box and Classical COnversations cycle 3
Sarah T on Jul 25, 2020
For a class
Christine P on Jul 5, 2020
We studied the Tiner History of Medicine last year and it was wonderful. I bought this to supplement my 8th grader's science study this year.
Tracey C on Jun 26, 2020
seemed like a good introduction into science
Laeila K on Oct 26, 2018
It looks simple with interesting stories.
Mercedes C on Jul 16, 2018
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Janice H on Feb 18, 2018
recommended by writing tutor
Beth H on Oct 9, 2017
I wanted a book that was not experiments but some coherent narrative of the subject.
Erin G on Sep 18, 2016
Required material for Homeschool Tutorial.
Maria D on Aug 12, 2016
See above.
Beth B on Jul 18, 2016
We've used two other of the Tiner science books and have enjoyed them. They are a good balance between superficial and detailed in that there is enough specific information to satisfy those with greater interest in the sciences but not so much that those less scientific minded students feel bogged down or overwhelmed. The material includes examples that convey meaning well.
Laura J on Jun 15, 2016
Resource for Noeo Science Chemistry 3
Brandi B on Apr 20, 2016
Don't like the curriculum my son is currently using.
Denise B on Mar 23, 2016
We wanted a living book about Chemistry to read aloud and do narrations. Taken in bitesized chunks of about 2pp/day, this is very digestible for a 5th grader who loves Chemistry.
Jennifer M on Oct 8, 2015
Curriculum for her Classical model school.
Marcy F on Jul 12, 2021
Bought this to add to our middle school chemistry expereince - mostly intend it to be a read-aloud.
Brittany G on Aug 1, 2020
Are there experiments that go along with this book?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2022
BEST ANSWER: No, there are no experiments. It’s more of a history of chemistry with the stories of major contributions to the field. There are little quizzes at the end of each chapter. We really like the Tiner books. The book is an introduction to the topic, but not hands-on.
is there a test book and teachers test key to the exploring chemistry?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a wonderful book to introduce chemistry but is not a true chemistry course. It does have questions at the end of each chapter and answers in the back of the book. I'd say it's a 7th grade level introduction. Gives history, biographies and some basic concepts of chemistry. Master books has a website too.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great intro to Chemistry
Loved this book as an intro to Chemistry for my, then, 8th grader. The author wrote so that chemistry was easy to understand. We loved the history he added as well.
May 13, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great mix of history, chemistry, and geography.
I am adding it to my third grader's chemistry lessons. Very good.
November 22, 2017
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We used this book with our children (ages 9-15) as an introduction to chemistry We had used Exploring the History of Medicine the previous year and found Tiner's style to be engaging This book was so interesting I sat down one night and read through the entire text I highly recommend this book for junior high and high school students It is not extensive enough to serve as a stand-alone chemistry text for a highschool year but it is a great introduction John Hudson Tiner presents the material in small vignettes not really in "textbook" format but in short stories that you will never forget Students gain a grasp for the fundamentals of chemistry in the world all around them Each chapter contains multiple choice questions which can be used as quiz material Answers are in the backThis is a book students can work through alone together or with parental guidance They will enjoy it
June 21, 2004

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