From the Back Cover
This comprehensive collection of over 300 intriguing investigations— including demonstrations, labs, and other activities— uses everyday examples to make chemistry concepts easy to understand. It is part of the two-volume PHYSICAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM LIBRARY, which consists of Hands-On Physics Activities With Real-Life Applications and Hands-On Chemistry Activities With Real-Life Applications.
For easy use, all materials are organized into the five units of study listed below with their sections. Each unit offers a variety of lessons designed to provide interaction between students and their world in a way that encourages scientific reasoning.
- MEASUREMENT: Language of Chemistry... Units of Measurement... Measurement
- MATTER: Atomic Structure... The Periodic Law... Diffusion and Osmosis... Changes of State... Classification of Matter
- CHEMICAL AND NUCLEAR REACTIONS: Chemical Bonding... Types of Chemical Reactions... Oxidation-Reduction (Redox) Reactions... Electrochemistry... Polymers... Nuclear Chemistry
- THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS: Thermochemistry... Heat Transfer... Chemical Kinetics... Chemical Equilibrium
- GASES, LIQUIDS, SOLIDS, AND MIXTURES: Gases... Colloids and Suspensions... Solutes, Solvents, Solutions... Colligative Properties... Acids and Bases... Acid and Base Reactions... Crystal and Crystallization
Each easy-to-follow lesson format contains a concise introduction using common knowledge examples... reproducible pages for students... a "To the Teacher" information section... and a separate listing of additional, specific applications that students can relate to.
More than 450 illustration and 100 tables supplement instruction, add interest, and heighten the learning process.
Also included is a handy appendix in reproducible form that contains valuable tables, lists, information on safety, chemical procurement and preparation, and more. And as a special help, each lesson provides complete answer keys and enough detailed explanations to ensure success for even the inexperienced science teacher.
You'll find Hands-On Chemistry Activities can be used to supplement any chemistry textbook or as a stand-alone chemistry program in itself. However you use it, these activities will help you inject new vitality into your curriculum!
About the Author
Norman Herr is Professor of Science and computer Education at California State University, Northridge and a former high school science department chair. He lives in Sylmar, CA.
James Cunningham is Professor of Science and Computer Education and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, Northridge. He lives in Encino, CA.