Exploring Creation w/ Chemistry SET 3rd Edition

Exploring Creation w/ Chemistry SET 3rd Edition


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Item #: CHM3ST
Grades: 10-12

Product Description:

For economy purposes and ease of shopping, a bundle can be purchased that includes the textbook, tests, and solutions manual (CHM3ST). Algebra 1 is a prerequisite to doing this course and is important for solving and understanding chemical equations. If using Exploring Creation with Chemistry in a co-op setting, this new 3rd edition will not work with the older editions. Changes are significant enough that students will all need the same edition.

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Category Description for Exploring Creation with Chemistry 3ED:

Apologia is a name you have long trusted for quality science curriculum, and this new edition of Exploring Creation with Chemistry makes chemistry approachable and doable in a homeschool setting. Now authored by Kristy Plourde, you will notice a few changes from previous editions.

The chapter order has been changed from the previous editions (1st and 2nd) of the curriculum. There are still 16 modules measurement, units, and the scientific method, atoms and molecules, atomic structure, molecular structure, polyatomic ions and molecular geometry, changes in matter and chemical reactions, describing chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acid-base chemistry, chemistry of solutions, gas phase, energy/heat and temperature, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and reduction-oxidation reactions. The front of the book offers a suggestion on how to use the book and the length of time typically spent to complete the course. "On Your Own" questions are found throughout the modules and are to be completed as the student reads the text answers are included at the end of the module. "Review Question" and "Practice Problems" are found at the end of each module to help students recall and apply important concepts presented in that module. The text is generous with examples, illustrations, and photos for clarity of concepts.

Some helpful resources are found at the back of the text glossary, tables/laws/equations, extra practice problems for each module, and a complete list of lab supplies.

Experiments are homeschool-friendly and can be completed using the lab kit (#008778) that is assembled by Natures Workshop and items that are easily accessible. If you want to do more advanced experiments, you can purchase the MicroChem Lab Kit (#020028). These experiments arent printed in the student text, but are mentioned and marked by a flask and test tube symbol along with where that experiment can be found in the MicroChem Manual. The experiments in this 3rd edition are a combination of some new ones and the tried-and-true from the previous editions. If you dont want or need to purchase the lab kit (#008778), the required items to complete experiments are a 1 mass scale (0 to 500 grams), blue and red litmus paper, 1 thermometer (-10 to 110 degrees C). If you have these three items, the text makes suggestions within the experiments for household substitutions of the other items needed.

A special website is available to accompany this course, offering web links and additional information for specific concepts. The web address is printed in the front of the text with instructions for access.

Quarterly tests and one test for each module are included in the test booklet and are perforated for easy removal. The test booklet can be purchased separately or with the solutions manual. The solutions manual includes answers to the review questions, practice problems, extra practice problems and all tests.

The Student Notebook is a handy companion to the course. It provides formatted pages on which to write the answers to the text questions On Your Own, Study Guide Questions, Practice Problems, and Extra Practice Problems. Experiment instructions are in the student notebook along with space for recording observations and data and making notes. There is also space for recording the optional MicroChem experiments. A suggested schedule will keep the student on track to finish the course. This notebook isnt included in the bundle, but is sold separately.

For economy purposes and ease of shopping, a bundle can be purchased that includes the textbook, tests, and solutions manual (CHM3ST). Algebra 1 is a prerequisite to doing this course and is important for solving and understanding chemical equations. If using Exploring Creation with Chemistry in a co-op setting, this new 3rd edition will not work with the older editions. Changes are significant enough that students will all need the same edition.

Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. The main component of each course is the textbook. Please note that most textbooks have switched from hardcover to softcover format. The student text includes all the student reading, instructions for labs, "On Your Own" exercises, and fifteen to twenty "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. Unlike many upper-level science texts, we have found these to be extremely readable! The text has a conversational tone, and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Plenty of helpful diagrams and pictures are included which add interest and break up the text. Answers to the "On Your Own" exercises are also included with discussion at the end of each chapter. The labs are designed to be done easily, and most require only household items to complete; unlike high school courses, like Bob Jones which require investing in some lab equipment and chemicals to complete the labs. Where a microscope or dissecting materials are required, a reasonably-priced complete kit of materials is available, for ease in collecting the items.

The Solution Manual contains test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. For some courses, a separate Perforated Tests booklet is available; please note that this is only necessary if you want an extra copy of the test questions.

TheStudent Notebooks are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering the On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

MP3 Audio CDs are also available for most courses. The audio files are in MP3 format, and will require an MP3-compatible CD player to use (these can also be run on most computers). Tests, study guides, and answers are not included - this is simply an audio version of the text.

Apologia also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. These have transitioned to USB flash drive format. Sherri Seligson, author and scientist, is your host and takes you to interesting locations, incorporating animated diagrams (over 20 hours of instruction) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. The content is more of a summary of the textual information found in each section of the modules than a narration of the text. Students will either see Sherri Seligson on location or in a lab during the speaking portions or they will see animated illustrations and examples. Sherri takes students through each lab and talks about what needs to be done and the results of the experiments.

System requirements for USB drives: USB port (PC or Mac), media player capable of playing mp4 files, and an internet browser. DVD requirements: DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.

We now offer SuperSets and Advantage Sets which include multiple items. Advantage Sets include the text, solutions manual (with a copy of the test), notebooking journal, and the MP3 Audiobook CD. SuperSets include everything in the Advantage Set (text, solutions manual with tests, otebooking journal and MP3 CD) plus the Video Instruction USB Flash Drive.

Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.


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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Joining a co-op and high school requirement for graduating
Connie on Aug 16, 2022
home school co-op
Deborah A on Aug 5, 2022
Joining a co-op and high school requirement for graduating
Connie on Aug 16, 2022
Required for my home school coop
Dana S on Aug 5, 2022
home school co-op
Deborah A on Aug 5, 2022
It is required for my son's online schooling
Lisa R on Aug 3, 2022
Required text for Classical Conversations Challenge 3
Brittany K on Jul 7, 2022
It is a good price to use with our Classical Conversation curriculum
Teresa H on Jun 19, 2021
Although our family is not religious, I find this curriculum to be very thorough and hands on. It is the most comprehensive set of science courses I have found in all of my years homeschooling my kiddos. I feel that it adequately prepares them for college.
Elicia G on Sep 10, 2020
Allison S on Sep 9, 2020
Logos Online School
William W on Aug 11, 2020
Classical Conversations
Fonda D on Aug 11, 2020
Required for Logos Online School
Sandy B on Aug 1, 2020
I chose this because it was a requirement for a co-op class.
User on Jul 3, 2020
CC Challenge III
jen h on Jun 12, 2020
My daughter is using it for Science in the next semester.
Cecilia C on May 22, 2020
Classical Conversations Challenge 3
Heather J on May 20, 2020
It is being used with our Classical Conversations Coop
Onika W on May 4, 2020
great program and supplements
Deb W on Sep 30, 2019
I like the exploring creation series, so I wanted to continue. The layout makes it simple for students to follow and learn the subject.
Kimberly H on Sep 16, 2019
We borrowed a copy but decided we wanted to write in it.
Amy K on Sep 6, 2019
required for class
Donna C on Aug 22, 2019
Classical Conversations Curriculum
Leslie S on Aug 8, 2019
Using it to tutor a group of home school students. I needed a text that was not too rigorous and not too easy. I have used several different texts over the year and knew this is one that would work for a diverse group of students.
Debra C on Aug 7, 2019
10th grade homeschooler<br />I have used this before and loved it.
Cheryl R on Aug 7, 2019
needed for class at Co-op
Angela S on Aug 2, 2019
Co-op class
Margaret H on Jul 25, 2019
Great price! Teaching this at our homeschool co-op
Amy S on Jul 11, 2019
recommended by a parent
Jamie H on Jul 11, 2019
Required text by my children's teacher. But we have used Exploring Creation books for many years and they are complete, easy to understand by the student and cost effective.
Amy P on Jul 6, 2019
Classical Conversation
Annaliesa C on Jul 5, 2019
CC Challenge 3
Marion G on Jul 1, 2019
My homeschool provider recommends this, so I am getting it. It looks like the labs are easier to manage for the homeschool than certain other chemistry books.
User on Jun 25, 2019
Studying through Logos Online Wchool
JFK M on Mar 3, 2019
Need it for tutoring a student who is using it in a homeschool co-op.
Hye Young E on Jan 28, 2019
Confirmed by educators in our public school system that this Science series far exceeds the education standards for high school students.
Corii W on Nov 7, 2018
Required book for the class
Jill K on Sep 24, 2018
For my homeschool chemistry class
Ann P on Sep 6, 2018
needed for co-op class
Tracy B on Sep 2, 2018
Required for class
Megan M on Aug 25, 2018
I like it. Much better than the 2nd edition.
Michele L on Aug 24, 2018
Needed for Classical Conversations.
Yessenia G on Aug 18, 2018
part of curriculum with Logoonlineschool
tara m on Aug 14, 2018
Need for Curriculum
Tamar L. on Aug 11, 2018
My daughter will be taking this class for her sophomore year.
Kimberly F on Aug 9, 2018
This is an incredible value! I have seen this for $30 more! Thank you Rainbow!
Michele D on Jul 31, 2018
Required for Challenge 3 in classical conversations
Angela W on Jul 30, 2018
Required for Classical Conversations co-op and less expensive here at Rainbow Resource Center. Thank you!
Laura H on Jul 29, 2018
My daughter is taking this course through our local co-op.
Carisa R on Jul 24, 2018
My coop uses it .
Carrie P on Jul 9, 2018
It's part of our Classical Conversations curriculum
Eileen H on Jun 29, 2018
It is time to upgrade the chemistry materials to reflect our homeschool community's needs.
User on Mar 2, 2018
Required for my home school coop
Dana S on Aug 5, 2022
It is required for my son's online schooling
Lisa R on Aug 3, 2022
is this version of the textbook a hardbound or softbound version?
A shopper on Feb 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The textbook is hard bound. The test booklet and answer key are soft bound.
What printing of the 3rd edition is currently being sold?
User on Jul 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We currently have the 4th printing and while I believe there may be a 5th printing available from the publisher, they have assured us there were no new changes between the 4th and 5th printings. It was the 2nd printing (primarily) and the 3rd printing (just a few) that corrected the errors of the 3rd edition., 1st printing.
What is the publication date on this?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From the publisher: As of 7/20/17 - Apologia is now on a 4th printing of the text. Per Apologia, there are no differences between the 3rd and the 4th printing. Customers should have no concerns at all about the Chemistry 3rd Ed. from the 2nd printing on. All the major errors were corrected in the 2nd printing. There were minimal errors in the 2nd printing (this is a standard book) so, the 3rd printing is free of those few errors. Customers do not need to be concerned about the printings of the Chemistry textbooks as long as they don't have the 1st printing. 2nd printings and 3rd printing all go together without any hesitation.
What printing is this book? Our CC tutor tells us we need the 2nd or 3rd printing.
A shopper on Jun 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The book I received was the 2nd printing, but I purchased my book years ago. The book listed under the description on this website, for the textbook only purchase states that it is the 3rd printing, so I have to believe that is the case. With the 2nd or 3rd printing, you will be fine. Please see my other LENGTHY review on this set. It is listed under Christy T.
Is the textbook that comes with the set also the 3rd printing?
A shopper on May 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this set includes the 3rd printing of the 3rd edition text.
Can you tell me what the difference is between the 2nd edition and the 3rd edition? Thank you
A shopper on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The main difference is just the order of the modules. I currently have students in a co-op class that use each of these additions, and I just have to list different modules #'s for their homework. The first printing of the 3rd edition had numerous errors, but it seems that the 2nd printing of the 3rd edition took care of ALMOST all of the problems. Dr. Wile does have a blog listing the errors if you want to search for that (I can't reference websites for this review. ;-) Again, I'd recommend either edition as long as you have the updated printing of the 3rd edition.
I see that there are problems with the Apologia chemistry for high school. Is there a better program for homeschool use?
Jen L on Oct 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I haven't looked at other programs for homeschool, but my husband and I have both taught high school chemistry, so we have some familiarity with standard school texts. We're using the second printing, and the notebook, and through the first three modules have not found any serious problems.
The picture shows the test booklet which is not listed in the description. Is it included?
User on Oct 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a test booklet included with perforated pages that can be taken out when you test.
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Rated 1 out of 5
Awful and insulting
I have used and enjoyed two other Apolgia courses, Physical Science and Biology, so I was shocked to find this course so disappointing! Did an editor even proofread the text? I also found numerous errors in the answer key. My seventeen year old and I found the textbook insulting. The book repeatedly told us that a concept was too complicated to be explained in the course. The textbook actually said, more than once, "If you're having trouble understanding this concept, find another chemistry book." The book's inconsistencies in terminology were frustrating and its rhetoric elementary. For example, the text used a theme park analogy to explain a supposedly difficult concept, but made illogical assumptions within the analogy, making the entire concept unbelievable. I recommend finding a different chemistry course, which is what I will do before my youngest needs chemistry.
June 18, 2020
over 5 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
3rd edition not up to Apologia standards
I bought the 3rd edition 2nd printing Chemistry book set for my daughter. We have loved using all Apologia's previous books. I was VERY disappointed in the quality of the new book. There are still many typos and errors, including mathematical errors. The solution manual does not always matchup to the material in the book. The math is not explained well. Many of the concepts assume the children know how to do things (beyond algebra 1 concepts) and don't teach or explain them. It reminds me of a public school textbook, needing a science teacher to explain everything. We were also disappointed in the experiments. Many are repeats from Physical science and others are ones that my 2nd grader is doing. For example one of the first experiments is about static electricity: brush your hair, wave the comb in front of a strip of scotch tape to see it move. This is not a high school level chemistry experiment. I am Not recommending this book to anyone serious about science or wanting an college prep 1st year chemistry course. The computer required one star to post a review, but I do not give this book any stars.
October 13, 2016

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