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Getting started in chemistry

Why learn chemistry? Chemistry is everywhere! (ACS)

Avoiding the pitfalls of learning chemistry

How to easily learn the language of chemistry.

Does it seem odd to use math in science? It’s not, let’s find out why.

Before we get started, recall that high school students are expected to have learned certain math skills by the end of grade 8; they will use these math skills in this course. Additional math skills are introduced throughout the year.

Learning Standards

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has adopted revised science standards. They are based on the Next Generation Science Standards, which itself is based on A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012), from the National Research Council of the National Academies. Those teaching honors courses might want to look at the College Board Standards for College Success: Science


Chemistry is EASY! On Internet Wayback Machine

Molecular workbench: The Concord Consortium. Apps and animations

ACS Middle School Chemistry Lessons

Some free, online Creative Commons Chemistry textbooks.

Raymond Davis et al. Holt McDougal. Resources for Modern Chemistry textbook.


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