Discovering Design with Chemistry Answer Key and Tests

Discovering Design with Chemistry Answer Key and Tests

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Item #: 060711
ISBN: 9780996278478
Grades: 10-12

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This is the Answer Key and Tests for Discovering Design with Chemistry. It contains answer keys for all textbook to review questions as well as the tests and answer key for the tests.

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 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.


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Needed for a learning center class.
Riannon M on Aug 10, 2022
Can't teach the class without the answer keys!!!
Virginia R on Oct 27, 2020
Needed for a learning center class.
Riannon M on Aug 10, 2022
Great chemistry curriculum! However, we somehow we lost the answer book, so we are ordering another one.
Jennifer K on Jan 11, 2021
Can't teach the class without the answer keys!!!
Virginia R on Oct 27, 2020
Required for my child's class
Janice C on Sep 2, 2020
needed for a class we are taking
Angie A on Aug 4, 2020
I need it for tutoring a student
Tracie H on Jul 12, 2020
Son taking Chem
Deana C on Jun 1, 2020
We are huge fans of all Dr. Jay Wile's science books and plan to continue using them from elementary through high school with all of our children.
User on May 7, 2020
Mike S on Sep 6, 2019
I love Dr. Wile's books--this one is a delight to teach.
Jill P on Aug 28, 2019
This is a needed item for the Chemistry class my student will be attending.
Leslie C on Jul 30, 2019
I chose this because we are doing Chemistry at home without a co-op or other help. I will definitely need the answer key!
Hope H on Apr 28, 2019
needed it.
Tina W on Mar 4, 2019
for chemistry class , just needed this key
krystal w on Sep 6, 2018
Dr. Lyle is a reformed scientist that can be trusted to present scientific facts based on the truth of God's word.
Angie C on Aug 4, 2018
Needed for tutorial class.
Shawn H on Apr 30, 2018
We use this curriculum at our Homeschool Co-op.
Sandra D on Jan 10, 2018
Teaching Chemistry
Shelly L on Dec 23, 2017
class requirement
Barbara H on Oct 4, 2017
Needed to along with text book.
Tammy M on Sep 5, 2017
Need for online class
Kelly H on Aug 29, 2017
It goes with the curriculum I am using for chemistry next year.
Tracy B on May 3, 2017
needed it for co-op class
Larisha D on Feb 22, 2017
We had the text book but needed the answer key
Michael M on Sep 23, 2016
Required for co-op class
Debra R on Sep 4, 2016
needed for class
Marge D on Aug 18, 2016
required for class
Andrea W on Aug 2, 2016
Renae S on Apr 5, 2016
Goes with the text.
Scott G on Feb 2, 2016
Great chemistry curriculum! However, we somehow we lost the answer book, so we are ordering another one.
Jennifer K on Jan 11, 2021
Required for my child's class
Janice C on Sep 2, 2020
Are the tests reproducible for all family members? Or does each student need their own test book?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are reproducible, and another benefit to this course is that Dr. Wile has additional resources online as well as a place you can ask him questions! I have asked him a question and he responded within just a couple of hours.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Simple language
This book has simple language. We switched to this from Apologia.
July 26, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Curriculum, easy to use and extremely helpful to the students!
Discovering Design by Dr. Jay Wile was the best choice! It’s nice and up to date, the errata list is short, and the layout is great. Dr. Wile provides several video links that you have access to which will help your student reinforce concepts for each chapter. The labs are also explained well and doable. New this summer is the ability to purchase class videos of Dr. Wile teaching the lessons! He really goes above and beyond to help the students and explains concepts in a conversational style. I highly recommend this curriculum!!!
July 13, 2018
over 5 years ago

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