The Materials for Chemistry
The student edition moves the student from of the definition of mater to how matter interacts in chemical reactions, solutions, acids and bases, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear changes. It helps students understand the macroscopic effects of chemical change that they can see, but also the unseen microscopic changes that are the actual chemistry. Through this book the student will learn an appreciation of the modeling nature of chemistry. All of this study is part of a quest to understand the world that God created. Clear, accurate scientific images help them picture the structures they study. Case studies, webquests, mini-lab activities, ethics boxes, and questions help students think like scientists and view chemistry from a biblical perspective.
The two-volume teacher edition presents research-based teaching strategies, including active learning, inquiry activities, group discussions, and formative assessments. The strategies all align with educational objectives and focus on explaining concepts to students by moving from concrete to abstract and by linking scientific concepts and processes with prior learning. Strategies also engage students both emotionally and intellectually. The teacher edition features a suggested teaching schedule, icon-coded items like weblinks and demonstrations, complete answers to review questions and solutions to math problems, and background information to enhance classroom instruction. It also includes a full-year lesson plan overview.
The lab manual allows students to explore God’s world through a variety of lab activities. The lab manual helps students solidify their understanding by connecting the content with real-world problems. Students develop critical science, engineering, and problem-solving skills through observing, recording, and analyzing samples and data to make models. They then test those models to understand their workability. New in this version are STEM activities and inquiry labs.
The lab manual teacher edition offers teaching guides and notes for conducting labs. It includes suggested or potential answers to lab questions for easy grading as well as rubrics and assessment guides for STEM activities and inquiry labs.
The assessment packet offers formative and summative assessments to measure students’ knowledge and understanding of key concepts. It includes one test per chapter as well as regular quizzes with questions that are aligned with educational objectives. Quizzes and tests include a variety of question formats to assess students’ understanding on various levels.
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. Answers keys include page reference for the teacher.