Science Shepherd's Fundamentals of Chemistry is a high school preparatory curriculum designed to be straightforward and easy to understand. Written by Science Shepherd author Dr. Scott Hardin, the comprehensive homeschool chemistry curriculum integrates the class textbook, lesson videos and activities/labs to prepare students for more advanced study. Fundamentals of Chemistry is parent-friendly and allows for independent study.
The Fundamentals of Chemistry Textbook presents concepts in a clear and concise manner. Focus is given to key tenets in the areas of data collection and standardization, atoms, bonding, organic chemistry and more, as well clearly defining how the observations of chemistry support biblical creation. The Fundamentals of Chemistry Answer Key & Parent Companion helps homeschool parents support their student's learning without needing a background in chemistry themselves.
The available Fundamentals of Chemistry Video Course is an optional supplement with over 80 lessons and 9 hours of content. In each video lesson, Dr. Hardin presents a comprehensive, section-by-section teaching from the Fundamentals of Chemistry Textbook to further aid students in understanding the course material. An activity/lab book is available for students who would like additional hands-on learning.
Recommended for middle school grades 7-8 (ages 12-14) or for 9th grade as an introductory high school course (ages 14+).
May also be used as a "non-college prep" high school course.
Grade/age recommendations are flexible and meant only as guidelines. The free course preview and Textbook sample can help you determine if Fundamentals of Chemistry is right for your students (see below).