So who’s ready to dive into Chemistry! Are you a little intimidated thinking there’s no way you could ever teach Chemistry without taking a class in Chemistry? Please do not panic or think that ONLY Chemistry majors can teach Chemistry. With some of these Free Chemistry resources you will be able to learn right along with your child of any age!
More Homeschool Resources:
Chemistry for Preschool:
Preschoolers can learn Chemistry by playing with a variety of matter through simple experiments like sensory bottles, sensory bins, or water and sand table play.
“Each children’s picture book is linked to a simple, basic science activity. By showing teachers how to “hook” their students by reading a familiar or new story and then doing a related hands-on, minds-on science activity, I have helped teachers feel more comfortable with teaching science. Sometimes the story comes before the activity, and sometimes it comes after the activity. The activity will stand alone, as will the reading of the story, but if the hook captivates the mind of the student, the memory of the science concept should last in the student’s mind.”
To find links for Chemistry for younger students click here: Children’s Books and Chemistry
Chemistry for Elementary School:
Green Eggs Chemistry Experiment from Teach Beside me
Elementary students can continue to expand on their knowledge by exploring the world around them.
Chem4Kids– It’s not just for kids, it’s for everyone. If you are looking for basic chemistry help and information, stay on this site.
Chemistry for Middle School:
Middle school students can further investigate Chemistry by doing experiments with household items and by watching videos.
Middle School Chemistry: Build Atoms with Candy from Education Possible
Basic Homeschool Chemistry Supplies from About.com
Inquiry in Action: Investigating Matter through Inquiry, 3rd edition: Teach students chemistry-related physical science and the process of scientific inquiry with this guided resource. The guide includes activity sheets, student readings, assessments, molecular model animations (online only), and background information for teachers. This resources is available as a PDF download. For grades 3 through 6.
Chemistry experiments for kids from education.com- check out over 300 experiments good enough to create a Science Fair project from.
PLAYCHEM – COOL CHEMISTRY LAB!
From the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers Univeristy, here is an outstanding collection of short, simple, significant chemistry experiments and demonstrations you can perform
Middle School Chemistry from American Chemical Society over 700 pages!
Chemistry for High School:
Review of General Chemistry– free online textbook
The Golden Book of Chemistry is apparently a beginners bible in chemistry though it can be a bit controversial.
Introduction to Chemistry Book-CK-12 pdf book
CK-12 Chemistry via Kindle- covers Matter, Atomic Structure; The Elements and Their Properties; Stoichiometry; Chemical Kinetics; Physical States of Matter; Thermodynamics; Nuclear Chemistry; and Organic Chemistry
“Chemistry, Matter and the Universe” by Richard E. Dickerson and Irving Geis.
Organic Chemistry Demystified over 500 pages
Free Chemistry Videos:
Crash Course Chemistry via Youtube offers 46 videos that are about 10 minutes each
Chemistry Videos – 26 half-hour videos “to observe chemistry in action.”
Chemistry Videos and Lesson from Khan Academy
AP Chemistry Videos and Lessons from Khan Academy
Organic Chemistry Videos and Lessons from Khan Academy
Periodic Videos from The University of Nottingham
The NEW Periodic Table Song via YouTube
Virtual Chemistry Experiments are a collection of interactive web-based chemistry tutorials.
Free Online Classes:
CHEM101: GENERAL CHEMISTRY I from Saylor Academy
Virtual Homeschool Group Apologia Science classes at your own pace!
Introduction to Chemistry: A free, online course by Carnegie
Fundamental of Chemistry: A free, online course by Alison
Chemistry– A free, online course provided by Georgia Virtual Learning
AP Chemistry: A free, online course provided by Georgia Virtual Learning
Free Chemistry Printables:
Chemist Reference Sheet from Tina’a Dynamic Homeschool
Chemistry Monopoly Game from Real Moms Winging It
Periodic Table Battleship from Teach Beside Me
More Chemistry Resources:
Key Tables – such as a chart of electron configurations
Audio Files – overviews of chemistry concepts, good for review before exams
Free Chemistry Quizzes and Exams:
Periodic Table Quiz – click on the link “Elements” under the “Science” category
Chemistry final exams – several final exams with multiple choice and short answer questions
PAID Chemistry Resources:
Candy Chemistry–Learn about specific heat and temperature, crystallization, measurements and conversions, volume, and weight
Chemistry and Physics Textbook (Young Explorers Series)-They’ll begin by exploring the basic building blocks of creation, atoms and molecules, and then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms, before discovering concepts of electricity and magnetism. Along the way, your students will make their own bouncy ball, formulate a smoke bomb, build a solar oven, construct a working periscope, fashion a miniature motor, and create a lava lamp! All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that they re discovering about the world and how it works.
Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition-provides a rigorous foundation in chemistry in order to prepare your student for college-level studies. Students taking this course should be proficient at an algebra math level. Topics include significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium.
Guest Hollow’s High School Chemistry Curriculum– $25 uses living books and kitchen supplies
Janice VanCleave’s Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work– Find out the answers to these and other mysteries of chemistry in this fascinating collection of ideas, projects, and activities that teach the basics of chemistry theory and practice.
Learning Resources Colored Safety Goggles (pack of 6)–Soft, flexible goggles are sized just right for students to use in class, and have adjustable, elastic straps to comfortably fit adults
Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry pre-Level I-The Pre-Level I Chemistry Student Textbook is an elementary text for grades K-3 that introduces young students to the scientific discipline of chemistry. Students will learn about atoms, molecules, acids and bases, mixtures, and food and taste. The Pre-Level I Chemistry Student Textbook has 10 full color chapters.
Thames and Kosmos Chemistry Chem C500– An introductory tour of chemistry with 28 classic experiments and learn about reactions between solids, liquids, and gases.
Thames & Kosmos CHEM C1000 (V 2.0)– Set up your lab space and learn how to safely handle the lab equipment and chemicals. Professional quality equipment helps you make the most of your chemistry experiments.
Thames & Kosmos CHEM C3000 (V 2.0)–This kit includes all of the components from CHEM C2000, plus dozens of additional tools and chemicals.
The Magic School Bus – Chemistry Lab– Young Scientists make sticky ice, use litmus paper, measure pH, perform chromatography, make bubble sculptures, wake-up fungus, create slime, form a bouncy ball, learn about density, produce a milk rainbow, plate copper, explode a volcano, and much, much more! This exhilarating bus-shaped kit comes packed with science components, 51 colorful experiment cards and a data notebook to record observations.