Discovering Design with Chemistry Set

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Recorded Classes are available for this subject.  The classes are taught by Dr. Wile.  There are two recordings per chapter of the the textbook.

Discovering Design with Chemistry is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra I. This independent-study, college-preparatory course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.

The course contains 46 separate experiments that illustrate various concepts being explored. Many are quantitative in nature, including measuring the wavelength of microwaves, determining the number of water molecules in a hydrated compound, calculating percent yield, measuring the concentration of a hydrogen peroxide solution, determining the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, measuring the specific heat of a metal, and determining the change in enthalpy for a chemical reaction. Others are qualitative, such as performing flame tests, examining the interference of light waves, comparing metals to nonmetals, exploring Boyle’s Law, doing litmus tests, and electroplating.

Throughout the course, the student is shown how chemistry reveals the amazing design that exists all around us. From the details of atomic structure to the makeup of the very air that we breathe, chemistry shows us the marvelous handiwork of God.

This product is a set consisting of both the textbook and the answer key and tests booklet containing everything the parent/teacher needs to know for the subject.

Additional Products:
Lab Kit
Audio Book
Student Notebook: Free worksheets on the product resources tab
Instructional Video: Free, see introduction to book for access
Class Recordings

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 11.25 × 9 × 3 in
Author

Wile

Textbook ISBN

978-0-9962784-6-1

Textbook Format

Hardcover

Answer Key & Tests ISBN

978-0-9962784-7-8

Answer Key & Tests Format

Hardcover

Prerequisites

Algebra I

2 reviews for Discovering Design with Chemistry Set

  1. shannonmanasvigangkul

    This is a very well thought out and laid out book. Dr. Wile explains chemistry so that it actually makes sense. The problems directly relate to the chapter and reinforce what you are learning. His videos are also extremely helpful and make understanding chemistry so much easier. I also loved the audio book narrated by his wife. Overall I am so thankful for this set and have decided to use his books for all of my science needs.

  2. Sarah

    Our family was very pleased with this Chemistry textbook. Dr. Wile makes the hardest subjects understandable. My daughter completed the whole course independently and rarely needed additional explanation. As a homeschool Mom, I know that means the course is very well written plus it is very thorough. I know my daughter will be better prepared for college after this course. I also love that most of the labs use items that can be found easily.

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Resources

Text table of contents
Text sample
Lab supply list by lesson
Consolidated lab supply list
Experiments Overview
Suggested Daily Assignment Schedule
Worksheets (also available from retailers spiral bound)
Scope and Sequence

Testimonials

"[He] thought the Discovering Design was easier to read and understand, he preferred the experiments, and he favored the periodic table with two digits past the decimal."

"I like it better than the Apologia book. The experiments are definitely a step up from the ones in Apologia's Chemistry book..."

"...our coop is really enjoying the Discovering Design with Chemistry book. It is written to follow at just the right pace for most students, and the content is very logically organized. ... Altogether, this is a far better text book then the second or third editions of Exploring Creation with Chemistry."

"This is just a quick note to let you know that we are LOVING Discovering Design with Chemistry. I mean, really love it!...We are truly loving this curriculum and as a family, we feel so blessed to have found this."

This is such an excellent chemistry course. I took AP chemistry in high school and again in college, but those courses did not explain things as well as this course by Dr. Wile. His conversational style and clear/straightforward examples make the material approachable.

I have taught Dr. Wile's chemistry course several times in a co-op setting, and I was excited to see that he had come out with this new one. It is a delight to teach. The progression is incremental and students get all the help they need. I appreciate the online helps. Also, the option to print the Comprehension Questions and Review Questions as worksheets makes it easier for the student. The reproducible extra review questions are so helpful to prepare students for the test.

Thank you, Dr. Wile, for another GREAT course!!!

"...my teens used your high school chemistry textbook. Now they are doing dual enrollment in chemistry at our local university. They are taking the general chemistry for engineers and premed students. Class average for their midterm was in the 60s. [My daughter] made 100. [My son] made an 84 (but this is his first dual enrollment class/midterm). They are way ahead of the rest of the class in their knowledge base. Praise the Lord! Thank you so much for writing that book. You truly have the heart of a teacher."