Chemistry

We have four flavors of chemistry course templates, each using the Conceptual Chemistry textbook and each presented by its author, John Suchocki. Scroll downward to select the one that best suits your needs and interests. Remember, you can modify any course template once it’s uploaded to your instructor’s account. If you don’t already have copies of the textbook, please consider the more affordable eTextbook. These course templates are optimized for the most recent 5th edition, however, they will also work well with the  4th edition. Earlier editions can also work with the understanding that you’ll need to modify your course sequence to better match the table of contents of these earlier editions.

There are numerous hands-on lab activities within the textbook. Look to our chemistry “Beyond the Lab Manual”, which you’ll find as a free download on our labs page. The innovative yet safe activities of this manual use only materials you’ll find within the home or a local discount store. With this manual you can implement what we call the “flipped lab” where students conduct labs at home, which allows for critical follow-through to occur within class. Further, eScience Labs now offers chemistry lab kits customized to match each of our chemistry courses. Again, look to our Labs page for more details. A guided inquiry activity manual is also available: “Explorations in Conceptual Chemistry: A Student Activity Manual“, by Jeff Paradis. There is also a traditional Conceptual Chemistry Lab Manual written by Donna Gibson and John Suchocki.



1. Conceptual Chemistry, The Full Version (Grades 9+)

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Review a .pdf of the front matter of this textbook, including its table of contents. Here are a few sample textbook pages: ChemistrySample.

About This Course

This course template leads the student through the entire Conceptual Chemistry curriculum and is highly recommended for a two semester sequence. Each lesson focuses on a series of related concepts. These lessons build upon each other to create a unit, which has a particular theme, such as the stickiness of molecules. All the units, in turn, combine to give the student a solid foundation in the basic concepts of chemistry and the ability to view nature from the perspective of atoms and molecules. Recommended for motivated students seeking a broad understanding of the concepts of chemistry. Works well as a preparation for college general chemistry, but only when the student also has strong math skills.

6 Units; 35 Lessons

Unit A: Elements of Chemistry
Unit B: Atomic Particles
Unit C: Atoms and Molecules
Unit D: Chemical Reactions
Unit E: The Chemistry of Life
Unit F: Environmental Chemistry



2. Conceptual Chemistry, Life Science (Grades 9+)

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About This Course

This course template is designed for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in one of the life sciences or fields of allied health. With the understanding that biology is founded upon the principles of chemistry, this sequence focuses on the concepts of chemistry essential to understanding any living system. To make for a solid foundation, fewer topics are given in each class to allow time for more in-depth study, which should include more end-of-chapter exercises.

7 Units: 30 Lessons

Unit A: Elements of Chemistry
Unit B: Atomic Bonding
Unit C: Chemistry of Solutions
Unit D: Chemical Reactions
Unit E: Acids, Bases, and Redox
Unit F: Organic and Biochemistry
Unit G: Food and Drugs



3. Conceptual Chemistry, Contextual (Grades 9+)

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About This Course

A “sideways” approach to Conceptual Chemistry in which the social and environmental applications of chemistry take center stage along side the development of chemistry concepts. Although there is a greater emphasis on the topics of chemistry, this curriculum still provides for a solid foundation by embracing Conceptual Chemistry’s carefully crafted spiral approach whereby key concepts are revisited throughout the textbook—each time in a different light and with greater depth. The author himself teaches his college courses using this approach. It’s challenging, but fun! Recommended for students who are not likely to pursue a career in science or technology. A superior alternative to ChemCom, if we do say so ourselves.

4 Units; 26 Lessons

Unit A: Chemistry in the Environment
Unit B: Energy Resources
Unit C: The Chemistry of Water
Unit D: The Chemistry of Life



4. Conceptual Chemistry, College Prep (Grades 9+)

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Accompanying Printed Textbook: Conceptual Chemistry, 5e (CC5e) Sold separately

Review a .pdf of the front matter of this textbook, including its table of contents.

About This Course

Recommended for a single semester sequence, this course template is designed for students who have an interest in pursuing further studies in any of the physical sciences at the college level and beyond. While this may also be accomplished by employing the full version of Conceptual Chemistry (see above), this course template omits many of the “topics” of chemistry, such as agriculture, so that the student has more time to focus on challenging concepts, such as atomic orbitals and stoichiometry. To make for a solid foundation, fewer topics are given in each lesson to allow for more in-depth study, which should include more end-of-chapter exercises and problems. This template works well as a preparation for college general chemistry, but only when the student also has strong math skills.

7 Units; 31 Lessons

Unit A: Particles of Matter
Unit B: Elements of Chemistry
Unit C: Atomic Bonding
Unit D: Chemistry of Solutions
Unit E: Chemical Reactions
Unit F: Acids, Bases, and Redox
Unit G: Organic and Biochemistry

 

Sample Chemistry Video: Properties

 

“Understanding the world from the perspective of atoms and molecules provides us much insight into the environment in which we live as well as the nature of living organisms, including ourselves. By learning the basic concepts of chemistry, we are empowered to make wiser decisions for a bright and sustainable future.”

Sample Chemistry Video: The Periodic Table

 

 

 

Sample Chemistry Video: Boiling Water