Master's Class High School Chemistry (Download)

Master's Class High School Chemistry (Download)

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What is chemistry? It is the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter. It is through an understanding of chemistry that the products that have benefited society were discovered and technologies to sustain the environment were put in place. Knowledge taught in this course of how matter changes will give us an insight into the origin of life, so we can realize that life could only have been formed by a supernatural act of creation, not by a process of change over time.

  • High school science course with lab curriculum
  • Lab experiments are included with step-by-step images for guidance
  • Based on the principle that those who can understand and apply information do much better than those who simply memorize material

This course has been taught by Dr. Englin for many years, with students going on to medical and graduate school. He wanted to develop a series of courses that would give students the tools to help them succeed in higher education. The comprehensive material has God the Creator as its foundation.

A teacher guide is available for Chemistry, providing this full-year science course with a detailed schedule, worksheets, and tests.

Now Chemistry is even easier with video instruction. Learn more and watch the first chapter for free at https://www.masterbooks.com/introducing-master-books-academy.

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Chemistry (14.18 MB)

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SKU K073-4
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 0.00
Title Master's Class High School Chemistry (Download)
Subtitle The Study of Matter From a Christian Worldview
Contributors Dr. Dennis Englin
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC

Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter. It is through an understanding of chemistry that the products that have benefited society were discovered, and technologies to sustain the environment were put in place. Knowledge of how matter changes will give us an insight into the origin of life, so we can realize that life could only have been formed by a supernatural act of creation, not by a process of change over time.

  • High school science course with lab curriculum
  • Lab experiments are included with guidance on where to order the lab equipment and supplies needed for the course
  • Based on the principle that those who can understand and apply information do much better than those who simply memorize material

This course has been taught by Dr. Englin for several years, with students going on to medical and graduate school. He wanted to develop a series of courses that would give students the tools to help them succeed in higher education. The comprehensive material has God the Creator as its foundation.


Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Metric Measurements in Chemistry
  • 3. Chemical Solutions — Percent Concentrations
  • 4. Chemical Solution — Molarity
  • 5. Molecular Mass and Atomic Theory
  • 6. Preparing Molar Solutions
  • 7. Chemical Reactions
  • 8. Chemical Equations I
  • 9. Chemical Equations II
  • 10. Moles From Chemical Equations
  • 11. Finding The Grams of Reactant and Product
  • 12. Electron Configurations
  • 13. Electron Configurations Continued
  • 14. Periodic Table of the Elements
  • 15. The Groups of the Periodic Table of the Elements
  • 16. Ionic Bonds
  • 17. Covalent Bonds
  • 18. Metal Atoms
  • 19. Batteries
  • 20. Acid and Bases I
  • 21. Acid and Bases II
  • 22. Weak Acids and Bases
  • 23. Buffers
  • 24. Chemistry Of Carbon
  • 25. Organic Chemistry
  • 26. Biochemistry
  • 27. Rates of Chemical Reactions
  • 28. Environmental Chemistry
  • Appendix 1 - Laboratory Procedures
  • Appendix 2 - Christian Chemists
  • Glossary and Index

Endorsements

The author makes studying chemistry seem more practical by his references to chemicals in everyday life and powerfully reminds students that the order revealed comes from our Creator God.

E. Howard Callahan, Chemical Engineer (Co-op) from Georgia Institute of Technology, M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

High school chemistry that is accessible!
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I love that Master Books is coming out with high school science courses that look a bit more traditional. Biology, Chemistry... that looks like things from my high school transcript.

Of course, what is even better is that the courses are coming from a worldview that I hold. I can't recall the worldview of my high school chemistry book, but I'm quite sure it did not emphasize Christian chemists, or talk in any way about God.

There are plenty of experiments, which has been an issue for me with other MB high school science. In Chemistry, the experiments are fairly practical and not silly.

The full-color photos draw you in (donuts? paint brushes?) and provide some answers to the "why does chemistry matter" question.

Two thumbs up from this mama.

Disclaimer: I received this ebook for free from Master Books. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review.
Excited for this Christian curriculum—would love a corresponding DVD!
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I just finished reading through this entire curriculum, and will use it with a student in a future semester. It looks great. I love that God is referenced throughout the text (not always frequently, but He does have a presence). I appreciate the pictures of the experiments in a step-by-step manner (in some places they are down below with multiple instructions above, and it would have been even more helpful if they were placed immediately following the instruction, so that we wouldn’t have to look back and forth). And I love the history of Christian chemists (historical and contemporary) provided in Appendix II.

The material is mostly accessible, and the pace seems very doable. I love the way it begins slowly (defining basic words/concepts like molecule and hypothesis, learning about density, metrics, solutions and solvents, molecular mass, etc.), and builds into more difficult subjects (chemical reactions, chemical equations, the Periodic Table, ionic and covalent bonds, and so forth). It is not math intensive; and is much easier/slower paced than the chemistry course I took in high school (a science-minded student may want to begin with this one in late middle school/early high school, and later complete a more advanced chemistry course). I also was so glad to see some of the final chapters on comparing nutritional labels, environmental chemistry (pollution, smog, greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect), and soil testing, as each of these areas is directly applicable to life, and awesome to learn from a Christian perspective.

The text begins very strong, and ends equally strong. There were several times (especially in the middle chapters) that I was a bit lost with what was going on, and why/how it was relevant. I called my dad (who taught many years of high school science) to ask questions; and he not only answered me, but told me multiple stories about why this and that was applicable in “real” life, which I would never have considered. I think this text needs more stories. It does have several good analogies, and makes some important connections. For example, there is an interesting note in chapter 24 about why one rotten apple can cause the rest of the apples to rot; and chapter 25 includes a fascinating apologetic discussion of how the physical and spiritual natures of reality are both present. I would love to see more insights like these throughout the text, as some of the chapters are a little dry.

I would similarly like to propose the author create a corresponding DVD with 10-15 minute lectures that begin with stories or insights, as this is what one would get from a top lecturer in a physical classroom, and is the primary factor which most parent-teachers cannot provide.

The labs look fun, and very doable. Here is my own shopping list of lab supplies I do not already have to give a general (not extensive) idea of what might be needed:
Small glass jar with disposable lid (will be damaged by experiment)
Molecular model kit
Erlenmeyer flask (250 ml)
Graduated cylinder (10 ml)
Laboratory scoop
Beaker
Filter paper
Spectroscope analysis kit (from Home Science Tools)
Bunsen burner
Long balloons
3 100 ml beakers
1 250 ml beaker
Scale (Home Science Tools has one that looks like the book’s)
Weighing boats
Multimeter
Petri dish
Zinc metal
Copper metal
Iron nails
Wire with alligator clips
pH paper
Buret
Test tubes
Stirring rod
Barium hydroxide
Sodium acetate
Lugol's solution
Barium hydroxide
Soil testing kit
4 soil samples

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Master Books.
Beautiful Chemistry Text!
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I didn't care for chemistry in high school. My teacher was old and crusty and the textbook was boring and difficult to understand. When I opened the Chemistry text from Dr. Englin, I was amazed! This book is truly beautiful! It made me want to dive in and study science. The language is easy to follow, making somewhat difficult concepts in chemistry easy to understand. The biblical worldview is woven throughout the text and really helps the student see the Creator in His creation. In addition, the photographs are gorgeous and the layout is engaging. One of my frequent complaints about science curriculum is that lab instructions are given without diagrams and photos, making it nearly impossible to figure out exactly what we are supposed to do. Not so with this book...there are photos and diagrams with the lab instructions so the student can perform the experiments as they are intended, setting them up for success in learning the concepts. I can't wait to use this book with my son! Thank you, Dr. Englin!
I Wish I'd Discovered This Ages Ago
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We love everything about this text and Dr. Englin's approach to the study of science! Dr. Englin's heart for the Lord is in every page as he gives insight into God's creation and encourages learners to draw closer to the Lord through a study of chemistry.

Chemistry is organized, well laid out, and beautifully illustrated. Chapters cover topics thoroughly while keeping lessons within a student's ability to focus and understand the concepts being taught.

We are given an extensive study of chemistry from a Biblical perspective, including labs for each chapter. Labs are simple to follow; materials easy to acquire; and students are capable of completing each lab without constant adult assistance. Included are "Lab Insights", helping students gain a better understanding of each chapter's content. "Discoveries in Chemistry" share additional fun facts. Unlike other texts, be sure not to skip Appendix sections either. They are rich with information and helpful procedural tips. Appendix II... amazing!

We're not just happy with Chemistry, we're excited about learning and drawing closer to the Lord; thanks to Dr. Englin.

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