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
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.
over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago