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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TOS Review: Christian Kids Explore Chemistry


I don't think it is any secret to my regular readers, family, or friends that we LOVE Bright Ideas Press.  I have never used any of their curriculum items that I did not love.  Two of our favorites are Mystery of History and WonderMaps!  We have never used The Christian Kids Explore series before so I was excited to try out one of those.  I chose Chemistry since we were memorizing some of the elements already and we received a PDF copy to review. 


This curriculum is designed for grades 4-8 but we used it with our 3rd grader with no problems as well.  The book contains 30 lessons broken up into 5 units.  The units are...
  • The Basics of Chemistry
  • Atoms And Molecules
  • The Nature of Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Organic Chemistry
You can see a sample of the lesson contents here.  

If you are like me and shiver when you hear the words Chemistry, this curriculum will put you at ease.  It includes lesson plans, hands on experiments using simple household items, coloring pages, vocabulary, student activity sheets, and more all presented from a biblical worldview.  This is the 2nd edition and now includes a resource CD that allows you to reproduce all the printables that you need for your entire family.  It also includes a supplemental reading list.

If you use the lesson plans, each lesson can be completed in 2 days per week.  They are short lessons making them very manageable to fit it.  Even though they are short, they are still full of valuable information.  They even incorporate scripture memory work into each lesson!  Here is a sample lesson.

Our overall view is this is a great introductory course on Chemistry.  We also think the price is very affordable for all that you receive.  You can purchase Christian Kids Explore Chemistry for $39.95 here.  To complete your science curriculum, they also offer Biology, Earth & Space, & Physics.

Don't forget to check out what my fellow crewmates thought about Christian Kids Explore Science series.

**Disclaimer: I received a free pdf download of the Chemistry series in exchange for my review. The opinions here are my honest and true evaluation.

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