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Friendly Chemistry - A Guide to Learning Basic Chemistry
Friendly Chemistry - A Guide to Learning Basic Chemistry

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Friendly Chemistry*:
Essentials Set (Teachers, Solutions and Manipulative) $79.95
Teacher Edition Volume 1 $29.99
Teacher Edition Volume 2 $29.99
Student Edition $49.99
Student Workbook $29.99
Manipulative Set $9.99
Annotated Solutions Manual $9.99

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Rigorous But Friendly Chemistry
By the time your child nears graduation your daily involvement in his academics should be as hands-off as possible. That is why we are pleased to offer you Friendly Chemistry, A Guide to Learning Basic Chemistry. Rigorous enough to prepare any teen for college, but friendly enough to keep the tears at bay, Friendly Chemistry covers all of the topics typically taught in a traditional high school chemistry course. Starting with the atom, Friendly Chemistry builds concepts logically from there.

Teaching Tips, Instruction, and More
For the mature teen, working with only the Teacher Edition is the most cost-effective way to use Friendly Chemistry. Each lesson in the two-volume teacher set begins with teaching tips and detailed instructions and explanations for each component of the lesson. The teaching tips are followed by the text portion of the lesson, and then by worksheets and hands-on activities. A test concludes each lesson and an answer key is also included.

Optional Games Reinforce Learning
This recently revised version of Friendly Chemistry is tailored to the needs of the one-student teaching situation. It's kept all of the fun activities and hands-on labs, just reduced the number of group games and activities. The suggested games assume a basic knowledge of chemistry concepts, perfect to reinforce and demonstrate knowledge of what your student has learned and ideally the only time a parent needs to be directly involved. Better yet, round up a peer or sibling, because Friendly Chemistry is a lot more fun when you can share the adventure. However, if your child is more studious and less inclined to play, you'll be glad to know that the games are optional; worksheets in the text cover the same review.

Multi-sensory Approach Helps Teens Retain
Friendly Chemistry's Manipulative Set will help students learn chemistry vocabulary as well as learn about forming compounds, formulas, reactions, equations, and more. This multi-sensory approach will help your teen remember what he has learned.

Labs Use Household Items
Labs use household items and other resources that are generally easy to obtain. The labs present the only difficulty of using only the Teacher Edition of Friendly Chemistry, as a couple of the labs require the use of a mystery concoction that the student is supposed to analyze, which of course is difficult if he has just read the formula! Our suggestion is simply to have your student turn the book over to you long enough for you to set the solution up, then hand it back so they can continue on with their independent learning.

Student Resources Available Separately
Since the student text and worksheets are included in the Teacher Edition, most families won't find the separate Friendly Chemistry Student Edition and Workbook necessary if they just have one student using the program. However, extra Student Editions and Workbooks are available for additional students, or if you simply prefer not to have your student work in the Teacher Edition.

Makes Chemistry Crystal Clear
Used by homeschool, charter, public, and private school students world-wide for over 10 years, Friendly Chemistry makes chemistry concepts crystal-clear.

Solutions Manual
An annotated solutions manual offers a more complete explanation of how each problem is solved. The Friendly Chemistry Annotated Solutions Manual provides annotated solutions to all worksheet and test problems within the Friendly Chemistry course. Users may see exactly how answers are generated which can improve cognition of the concepts being presented.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2017 Twelfth-Grade Curriculum Kit!

Click here to see the Course Introduction (pdf)
Click here to see Lesson 1 (pdf)
Click here to see Lesson 3 (pdf)

Friendly Chemistry covers:
  • Atomic Theory
  • Trends of the Perioidic Table of Elements
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Ion Formation
  • Compound Formation
  • Avogadro's Number and the Mole
  • Formula Weights
  • Percent Composition
  • Empirical Formulas
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Balancing Chemical Equations
  • Stoichiometry (Predicting Quantity of Product from a Reaction)
  • Ideal Gas Laws

  • The manipulatives set includes:
  • Element Flashcards
  • Doo-wop Mania card game
  • Doo-wop Board, a unique tool to teach electron orbital arrangements and ionization.
  • Compound Intensity cards to accompany Compound Intensity Board Game found in the Friendly Chemistry teacher's edition
  • Ion Flashcards, multi-sized cards to teach ion symbol and charge, and how compounds form.

  • Student Edition
  • Pages: 316
  • ISBN: 9781456511364
  • Author: Dr. Joey Hajda and Lisa B. Hajda
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Faith-Based: No

  • Teacher Edition Volume 1 (for use with 1 student)
  • Pages: 234
  • ISBN: 9781523260843
  • Author: Dr. Joey Hajda and Lisa B. Hajda
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Faith-Based: No

  • Teacher Edition Volume 2 (for use with 1 student)
  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 9781523274574
  • Author: Dr. Joey Hajda and Lisa B. Hajda
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Faith-Based: No

  • Friendly Chemistry Manipulative Set
  • Pages: 74
  • ISBN: 9781456542214
  • Author: Dr. Joey Hajda and Lisa B. Hajda
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Faith-Based: No

  • Student Workbook
  • Pages: 246
  • ISBN: 9781469990675
  • Author: Dr. Joey Hajda and Lisa B. Hajda
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Faith-Based: No

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    I like the course. It December 23, 2015
    Reviewer: Beth P.  
    I like the course. It took a couple of times of reading it through to understand how it works. It is working well for us, we are using it for two children and it is easier with more than one child, especially the labs and activities. But, there is much learning going on and find this curriculum very good.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    We LOVE Friendly Chemistry! March 31, 2014
    Reviewer: Kathleen N.  
    I used FC to teach 4 children at the same time -- 3 in high school and 1 on junior high. The concepts were clearly explained and the games and activities helped cement the concepts in the children's minds. It has been, by far, our favorite high school course. Friendly Chemistry is an investment worth making. It adequately prepared my children for college level Chemistry. As a matter of fact, my children were well ahead of their peers when they took college chemistry.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    friendly chemistry December 14, 2013
    Reviewer: Kathy P.  
    My daughter loves her chemistry now. We even do experiments. Used other programs for the other 8 but this child handles this program. It's not so intimidating to her.

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