Chemistry Help for Homeschoolers

I’m not a homeschooler, but our daughter and her husband are. Daily they take on the heroic challenge of teaching the 3 Rs, plus social adaptation, to our 13-year-old and 8-year-old grandsons and our 4-year-old granddaughter. It’s a full-time job! Fortunately, our son-in-law works right across the road from their house managing a Bible camp.

Elements of Faith by Richard D. Duncan

Elements of Faith by Richard D. Duncan

There are tons of excellent resources for homeschooling parents – websites of all sorts, homeschool consultants, support groups for homeschoolers, co-ops, conferences, and the official “supervising teacher” in Iowa where our offspring live.

One of the most fascinating books I’ve discovered for homeschoolers is the new Elements of Faith, Volume 1 by Richard D. Duncan. Not being a brilliant student myself and struggling forever with the Periodic Table of Elements, I find this handy workbook both engaging and easy to use. From H to Sn (that’s Hydrogen to Tin for the non-chemists of us – the first 50 elements), Duncan presents intriguing facts about each element, a discussion of each element’s importance in the history of science and everyday life, a life lesson based on the unique qualities of each element, a short quiz, and an inspirational application putting spiritual insights into practice.

In the back of the book there’s a glossary for both parents and students struggling with terminology, plus the essential answers to quizzes. Elements of Faith, Volume 1 is recommended for sixth to eighth grades, but interesting enough that I might just put it beside my recliner for occasional reading.

I’m even looking forward to Volume 2.


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One Response to “Chemistry Help for Homeschoolers”

  1. chemistry help Says:

    Hi, I have gone through books published on your blog they are really helpful I found learning chemistry to be easier and interesting on videos I think this may be useful to you

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