Monday, November 22, 2010

TOS Review: Christian Kids Explore Chemistry

By: Bright Ideas Press
Number of lessons: 30
Number of Pages: 384 pages
Price: $34.95

What is it?
Christian Kids Explore Chemistry is an exciting and fun science curriculum created for grades 4–8.  There are 5 units, broken down into 30 lessons.  Within this book you will find, * fun hands-on activities, * unit reviews, * chemistry terms, notations, and rules, * coloring pages, * a supplemental book list, * and more. 

Here is a glimpse of what you can find in each unit.
Unit 1: Introduction to Chemistry, Chemistry Tools, Matter, Elements, Mixtures and Compounds

Unit 2: Atoms, Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Periodic Table, Molecules

Unit 3: Chemical Bonds, More Chemical Bonds, Formulas, Naming Compounds, Reactions, Acids, Bases, Salts

Unit 4: Solids and Liquids, Gases, Gas Laws, State Change, Solutions

Unit 5: Hydrocarbons, Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, AlcOHols, Esters, Biochemistry

What did I like about it?
I love that each lesson is short and easy to understand.  We are having a lot of fun completing the experiments.  Both my daughters enjoy the coloring pictures as well.  When I told my oldest daughter we would be reviewing a chemistry book, she was a little frightened.  But, once she was able to see what the curriculum was all about, she got excited to dive in and get started.

What I did NOT like about it?
Generally in my reviews I would talk about the things I did not like about a curriculum.  I can honestly say there isn't anything I dislike about Christian Kids Explore Chemistry.

Would I buy it?

ABSOLUTELY!  We really enjoyed this Science curriculum! I hope you will, too

If you would like to purchase Christian Kids Explore Chemistry for your classroom, click HERE.
If you have multiple children you may want to purchase the Activity Book.  By doing so, you will eliminate the hassles of trying to photocopy pages from the book.  Bright Ideas Press has taken all the reproducible pages and turned them into a printable digital download.  This allows you to print as many copies of the Review-its, Wrap-ups, Coloring pages, Activity and Experiment forms, as you need.  The Activity Book is available to only $12.95

Be sure to check out what my fellow TOS Crew Members have to say.

Disclaimer: I’m an independent contractor for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Crew. I received Christian Kids Explore Chemistry from Bright Ideas Press in exchange for my honest review.

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