Discovering Design with Chemistry


Product Code:  978-0-9962784-6-1
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Unless you are using this course with someone else and they have the Solutions and Tests manual you may want to order the set not just the textbook

ISBN: 978-09962784-6-1
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Prerequisite: Algebra I

Discovering Design with Chemistry is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra 1. This independent-study, college-preparatory course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.

The course contains 46 separate experiments that illustrate various concepts being explored. Many are quantitative in nature, including measuring the wavelength of microwaves, determining the number of water molecules in a hydrated compound, calculating percent yield, measuring the concentration of a hydrogen peroxide solution, determining the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, measuring the specific heat of a metal, and determining the change in enthalpy for a chemical reaction. Others are qualitative, such as performing flame tests, examining the interference of light waves, comparing metals to nonmetals, exploring Boyle's Law, doing litmus tests, and electroplating.

Throughout the course, the student is shown how chemistry reveals the amazing design that exists all around us. From the details of atomic structure to the makeup of the very air that we breathe, chemistry shows us the marvelous handiwork of God.

Additional Products:
Lab Kit
Audio Book
Student Notebook: Free worksheets on downloads tab
Instructional Video: Free, see introduction to book for access





"Hi! I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed Discovering Design With Chemistry. I am a tenth-grade homeschooled student, and I really learned so much through this book. After taking this course, I know I will definitely take Advanced Chemistry in my senior year, and I will seriously consider studying chemistry in college as well. I found chemistry to be enjoyable and exciting through your work! Thank you!"

"...if you are looking for a chemistry course that will prepare your student to upper level studies I believe that this book will be perfect for your child. It will challenge him/her to the point of being completely prepare for the future if he/she wish to go into science. I have no doubt that the quality of the text and the experiments included in this book will be preparing your child more than any other books out there. Without hesitation I recommend Discovering Design with Chemistry for any high school student. This course will indeed prepare them for college/university!"

"I am confident that this course will prepare my son above and beyond the expectation of a chemistry course in regular school."

"My daughter is doing quite well going through [this] by herself. I have a minor in Chemistry and many of these things were never explained so clearly to me."

I have been going through DDC with ten homeschooled sophomores this year. I took seven students through ECC a few years ago, and I have to say that although both texts were well done...DDC is fabulous.