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Silverkitty
Chemistry
September 2, 2013 at 12:18 PM

So I have my daughter using Mr. Q's Advanced Chemistry.  It's getting to be a bit much for her in the math department.  She just started pre-algebra and is starting to have a hard time with it.  So I'm going to hold off on this chemistry until high school.  I need something that is similar though, she loves the baking, that is cheap or free.

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  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    September 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM

     not sure what age this is but here it is! http://pbskids.org/zoom/games/kitchenchemistry/

    http://www.kidsdiscover.com/shop/issues/chemistry-for-kids/

    check here http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kdzchem.html

    when we first did chemistry, we did it with baking

    we tried to make as many things out of flour and baking soda and salt, and soome spices or herbs, things that were eatible, it should how baking soda did its job, the kids had to do research to find the recipes, and look up about baking soda and salt, and learn about flours, what the ingred were made of. it seemed like a very simple thing but they sure loved it and learned alot about the ingred and how it works alone and together

  • Silverkitty
    September 2, 2013 at 7:33 PM


    My daughter is 12.  She doesn't really like science, except this year we were using cooking.  Well the math in the book got rather difficult for her with conversions.  She started getting really upset and not wanting to do either math or science.  I decided to cut out much of the math in science, except for a few.  Then I looked online and it's pretty much a high school science class with algebra in it that she has yet to get to.  So I decided to wait.  I think she will like the animations and I can add in other things.

    Quoting oredeb:

     not sure what age this is but here it is! http://pbskids.org/zoom/games/kitchenchemistry/

    http://www.kidsdiscover.com/shop/issues/chemistry-for-kids/

    check here http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kdzchem.html

    when we first did chemistry, we did it with baking

    we tried to make as many things out of flour and baking soda and salt, and soome spices or herbs, things that were eatible, it should how baking soda did its job, the kids had to do research to find the recipes, and look up about baking soda and salt, and learn about flours, what the ingred were made of. it seemed like a very simple thing but they sure loved it and learned alot about the ingred and how it works alone and together



  • puglove029
    September 2, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    http://www.examiner.com/article/free-700-page-middle-school-chemistry-course-available-online

    I haven't had a chance to look it over yet, but it's free amd worth a check out.

  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    September 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM
    You can study chemistry without the math. I started when chem when my boys were 7 and 8. There are a lot of programs out there for younger grades. I wouldn't start math heavy in science until upper high school unless they wanted it.
  • Silverkitty
    September 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM


    I didn't plan on a math heavy one.  It's cooking which my daughter wanted to do.  I thought conversions and such, boy was I right and wrong.  It was too much in the conversions and other math.

    Quoting jen2150:

    You can study chemistry without the math. I started when chem when my boys were 7 and 8. There are a lot of programs out there for younger grades. I wouldn't start math heavy in science until upper high school unless they wanted it.



  • kirbymom
    September 3, 2013 at 7:02 PM
    Here Areca few links you might try out....

    http://www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/measuring.php
    http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/02-decimals/05-decimals-converting-decimal-to-fraction-01.htm

    Let me know if these were off base. :)

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