Friday, April 17, 2015

American Chemical Society Middle School Chemistry

For science this year, the boys (grades 7 and 8) and I used the free lesson plans from The American Chemical Society available at http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/

Designed for use in a traditional classroom, these lessons were easily adaptable to a homeschool environment. Topics covered include: matter, changes of state, density, periodic table & bonding, water molecule and dissolving, and chemical changes.

This was an incredibly hands-on program which the boys really enjoyed. A few supplies are necessary to buy or borrow, but overall the cost was small for such a quality program. The handful of times I didn't have the materials at my disposal, we simply read through the lessons and watched the accompanying videos. A test bank of questions is also provided so that one can create tests for each chapter with ease.

I highly recommend this program for anyone searching for a chemistry program designed for middle-schoolers.

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