Chemistry Assessments Key 5th Edition
The assessments answer key includes copies of the student tests and quizzes with overprint answers for easy grading. Answers to printed tests help teachers to assess their students’ knowledge and understanding of key concepts. The answer key includes full worked-out solutions to problems. Answer keys include page references for the teacher.
Newly revised in 2021, this program begins with the definition of matter, and then proceeds to address how matter interacts in chemical reactions, solutions, acids and bases, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear changes. The text material helps students understand both macroscopic and microscopic chemical changes. Based on customer feedback, revisions include adjusted explanations, additional example problems, full explanation of example problems in the student and teacher materials, and the reading level has been adjusted to meet the progressive needs of a 10th-11th grade student. Scope and sequence updates include expanded chapters on atomic structure, chemical composition and reactions, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. The chapter on Materials Chemistry has been removed. Considering these changes, it is not compatible with previous editions. BJU Chemistry remains a strong college preparatory course, but families may now find it more user friendly. Teaching remains teacher-centric and not student-guided or independent.
The softcover student edition contains the student readings, clear and accurate scientific images, case studies, minilabs, and review questions.
The teacher edition is divided into two-volumes and provides a suggested teaching schedule and lesson plan overview, icons for weblinks and lab demonstrations, and the teaching information alongside the reduced student pages. Answers to the review questions and solutions for the math problems are also included.
The lab manual includes a variety of inquiry and mini-labs. The focus is upon using scientific methodology and application to real world problems. Critical thinking, problem solving skills and application of engineering concepts are developed. Experiments are rigorous and will require parent teacher oversight. Some lab supplies are common items, although it may be challenging to source some of the supplies for home use. Contact Rainbow Resource for the list of lab supplies.
The lab manual teacher edition includes teaching support for the labs, suggested answers to lab questions, grading rubrics and assessment guides for the STEM activities and inquiry labs.
The non-reproducible assessment packet includes quizzes and chapter tests. Questions are in a variety of formats from short answer to matching. Answers are found in the assessment answer key.
The homeschool kit includes the student text, two-volume teacher edition, lab manual, lab manual teacher edition, assessment packet, and assessment packet answer key.
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. The fourth edition remains rigorous, covering topics in depth with less attention to the foundational issues. Depending on the student’s previous science courses, 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. The Laboratory Manual is a compilation of experiments to demonstrate concepts presented in the textbook. The 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. Revised in 2021, see the BJU Chemistry Fifth Edition description to obtain details regarding changes.
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.