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Overwhelmed by orbitals? Terrified of thermodynamics? Agitated by acids and bases? Have no fear! This follow-up to the award-winning Chemistry Basics will clear up your chemistry woes.
In More Chemistry Basics, the ninth book in the bestselling Stop Faking It! series, author Bill Robertson introduces additional chemistry concepts, such as special reactions and half-lives, and expands on many previously discussed ideas, including electron energy levels and why we can’t know exactly what electrons are doing and where they are. Robertson explains science basics using easy-to-follow activities that help teachers learn the fundamentals and more.
Like other books in the Stop Faking It! series, More Chemistry Basics will prove invaluable for teachers, parents, and home-school providers who want to feel greater confidence in the content they teach. Robertson’s humorous and honest approach will help you brush up on chemistry concepts and feel more prepared—even excited—to teach chemistry to your students.
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Acid base reactions
Conservation of mass
Oxidation reduction reactions
Scientific habits of mind
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, High-School Educator, Learner, Middle-Level Educator, Parent, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Classroom management, Curriculum, Inquiry learning, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
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Chapter 1: Déjà Review
Chapter 2: Dynamic Atoms
Chapter 3: The Name’s Bond … Pi Bond
Chapter 4: Special Reactions
Chapter 5: Electro-Luminescence
Chapter 6: Half a Life Is Better Than None
Chapter 7: A Little Organic
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 27 correlations with the National Standards.
- Physical Science
- Structure and properties of matter
- The "Periodic Table" is a consequence of the repeating pattern of outermost electrons and their permitted energies. (9-12)
- Atoms may be bonded together into molecules or crystalline solids. (9-12)
- The interactions among molecules are determined by the structure of the molecule, including the constituent atoms and the distances and angles between them. (9-12)
- Solids, liquids, and gases differ in the distances and angles between molecules or atoms and therefore the energy that binds them together. (9-12)
- In solids the structure is nearly rigid; in liquids molecules or atoms move around each other but do not move apart; and in gases molecules or atoms move almost independently of each other and are mostly far apart. (9-12)
- Carbon atoms can bond to one another in chains, rings, and branching networks to form a variety of structures, including synthetic polymers, oils, and the large molecules essential to life. (9-12)
- Structure of atoms
- Matter is made of minute particles called atoms, and atoms are composed of even smaller components. (9-12)
- The components of atoms have measurable properties, such as mass and electrical charge. (9-12)
- Each atom has a positively charged nucleus surrounded by negatively charged electrons. (9-12)
- The nuclear forces that hold the nucleus of an atom together, at nuclear distances, are usually stronger than the electric forces that would make it fly apart. (9-12)
- Fission is the splitting of a large nucleus into smaller pieces. (9-12)
- Fusion is the joining of two nuclei at extremely high temperature and pressure, and is the process responsible for the energy of the sun and other stars. (9-12)
- Radioactive isotopes are unstable and undergo spontaneous nuclear reactions, emitting particles and/or wavelike radiation. (9-12)
- Chemical Reactions
- A large number of important reactions involve the transfer of electrons (oxidation/reduction reactions). (9-12)
- A large number of important reactions involve the transfer of hydrogen ions (acid/base reactions) between reacting ions, molecules, or atoms. (9-12)
- In some reactions, chemical bonds are broken by heat or light to form very reactive radicals with electrons ready to form new bonds. (9-12)
- Reaction rates depend on how often the reacting atoms and molecules encounter one another, on the temperature, and on the properties--including shape--of the reacting species. (9-12)
- Catalysts, such as metal surfaces, accelerate chemical reactions. (9-12)
- Conservation of energy and increase in disorder
- All energy can be considered to be either kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion; potential energy, which depends on relative position; or energy contained by a field, such as electromagnetic waves. (9-12)
- Heat consists of random motion and the vibrations of atoms, molecules, and ions. (9-12)
- The higher the temperature, the greater the atomic or molecular motion. (9-12)
- Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations.
- Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
- Process Standards for Professional Development
- Address teachers' needs as learners and build on their current knowledge of science content, teaching, and learning. (NSES)
- Introduce teachers to scientific literature, media, and technological resources that expand their science knowledge and their ability to access further knowledge. (NSES)
- Build on the teacher's current science understanding, ability, and attitudes. (NSES)
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