Chemistry Home School Kit 4th Edition
- Chemistry Student Lab Manual 4th ed
- Chemistry Student Worktext 4th ed
- Chemistry Teacher Edition Lab Manual 4th ed
- Chemistry Teacher Edition with CD 4th ed
- Chemistry Tests 4th ed
- Chemistry Tests Answer Key 4th ed
Introduce your child to the study of chemistry with the Chemistry curriculum from BJU Press. Chemistry is designed as a high-school level survey course and touches on all the major areas involving chemistry. Your child will gain an understanding of atomic structure, chemical composition, chemical reactions, and more. For a full list of the topics covered in the fourth edition of Chemistry, see our 2015 Scope & Sequence . Additionally, the curriculum aims to teach students how to use the tools of chemistry to glorify God and help people. Different fields of chemistry are highlighted throughout the text to help illustrate how people can use chemistry to exercise dominion over God's World. The curriculum also will encourage your child to get involved with the learning process by participating in labs and demonstrations in order to truly understand the concepts being presented.
The Chemistry Subject Kit contains all the items necessary to successfully teach Chemistry 6 items total. With the subject kit, you will receive a colorful Student Text, a Teacher's Edition & CD filled with lesson plans, teaching ideas, and reduced student pages, a student lab manual for use during labs, a teacher's edition of the lab manual, as well as the printed Tests and Tests Answer Key.
Newly revised in 2001, this program presents foundational ideas behind atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, nomenclature, kinetic theory, solutions, equilibrium, thermochemistry, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, organic and biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Unless this revision has added some more introductory material, some other introduction to chemistry (like Friendly Chemistry or BJUP's Physical World) might be a good idea. Teacher's Edition includes a reduced-size full-color student text with chapter objectives, teaching aids, and answers (thankfully, with solutions) to review questions. Laboratory Manual is a compilation of experiments to demonstrate concepts presented in the textbook. Teacher's Edition Laboratory Manual is an overprint version of the Laboratory Manual with answers and additional information, like sources for chemicals and equipment needed.
There is more evaluation of science and its relationship to Scripture at the upper levels, and biblical Creationism is presented as truth. Teacher's editions contain reduced student text pages on the same page with teacher instructions, notes, and answers.
With so many secular materials infused with evolution, it's sometimes difficult to find solid science materials that are based on Creationism. Bob Jones Science is thoroughly Christian, including many evidences and support of Creationism and many "holes" in the theory of evolution, particularly at the upper grade levels. Vital to the program are the student activities, or labs. The scientific method is emphasized as children participate on hands-on activities and experiments throughout the curriculum. The junior high and high school levels are full-blown laboratory science courses, complete with a separate lab manual. Experiments are excellent, but some of them require unique materials or are difficult to do in a home environment. The revised texts are more home-friendly, though, and Bob Jones also offers a Lab Manual Supplement for home schoolers, containing tips for doing lab activities in smaller groups. We have used many of these upper level texts in our home school. We also have accumulated a wealth of laboratory equipment and supplies over the years, which has made the lab work easier. I have sometimes substituted labs from Experiences in Biology and Experiences in Chemistry (from Castle Heights - see index) where it's been too difficult to use a particular lab. Bob Jones has made it easy to obtain lab materials and chemicals (you can order almost anything you need for their courses on the Science Lab Materials Order Form), but some labs are still pretty complex for a home environment, requiring a lot of set-up and preparation time. For each grade level, essential materials are listed first, followed by asterisked (*) supplemental support materials. Support items used at multiple grade levels are at the end.
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.