Monday, November 19, 2007
In addition to reading through The Joy of Chemistry together, I'm thinking of having the kids go through this site on their own. I like the way it explains complex topics in simple language, and I think it might help clarify or reinforce concepts like bonding, stoichiometry and even anti-matter! The pages aren't cluttered, and it's got really nice graphics to explain the concepts in a visual way. And there are online quizzes they can take to see how much they actually absorbed.
No experiments this week --we have a bunch of kids coming over for a birthday party, and I've got to put all the dangerous stuff away. But we should start growing crystals next week, for a Hands-On Learning column I'll be writing for Home Education Magazine.