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Chemistry for Elementary Students

Imagine all the elements as the "kitchen cupboard of the universe." It starts out easy enough... but then there is MATH involved toward the end. Patrick's question was whether they made you calculate "moles" in this curriculum. Nope. But we will do valence numbers and Lewis dot diagrams, learn about the Periodic table and memorize the names of many elements. We'll play games, make models and do experiments. I'm going to be learning A LOT with the children this year. Edited to add: I've added this post to the Not Back to School Blog Hop. Check it out! :)

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  1. What a fascinating curriculum! I have never heard of it. Thank you for sharing on the NOT Back-to-School blog hop.

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  2. Looks quite interesting... and how neat to see that the program's author is from my hometown. :)

    Hope you enjoy your chemistry studies this year!

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  3. I too had not heard of this-very interesting-thanks for posting it.
    Have a great year.

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  4. Chemistry is already hard enough with the basics, I hope you can undserstand it all better then i did, best of luck!

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  6. This all looks very complicated! Wow!

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  7. I'm stopping by from the blog hop, and following with GF. My boys love science so much, this would be right up their alley! I love seeing all the wonderful things that are out there!

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