Introduction to Cracking Chemistry
Cracking Chemistry is a text book I wrote to address the ever increasing need for a suitable textbook to go along with my teachings of Chemistry as a subject at School as well as to fill the void of an easily understandable,well written and enjoyable text book on the subject.
Even though the book is written at the level of Key Stage 3, that means students aged between 11 – 14 years, my 25 years of teaching experience has thought me that students struggling at higher levels, such as GCSEs (aged between 14 – 16 years) and A-Level (aged between 16 – 18 years), are unable to grasp the materials at their level without understanding of lower level material. I often have to refer GCSE and A – Level students to lower level material, especially Key Stage 3.
The concept is simple, how can one understandd the advanced materials of a subject without first understanding the Basics of the subject.
Excerpt of Book:
Section 1: Chemistry – A Definition
Before we go any further, let’s make sure that we at least have a basic idea of what the word Chemistry actually means and what Chemistry actually is.
“The word Chemistry comes from the Greek word khemia, which means art of changing the form of metals.”
Chemistry is a subject which, basically, provides you with useful information about the different substances or types of materials that make up the physical world around us and how they behave or react with each other. As we use lots of different substances in our daily lives it is clearly going to be of value to know something about them – so that we can use them more effectively.
Table of Content:
Section 1 – Chemistry – A Definition
Cracking Chemistry Part 1 – Properties of Matter
Chapter 1 – The Three States of Matter
Cracking Chemistry Part 2 – Elements, Compounds & Mixtures
Chapter 1 – Introduction (Some Key Definitions)
Cracking Chemistry Part 3 – Chemical Reactions
Chapter 1 – Physical and Chemical Changes
Cracking Chemistry Part 4 – Acids & Bases
Chapter 1 – Definitions and Properties
Cracking Chemistry Part 5 – The Periodic Table
Chapter 1 – A Review of What We Already Know
How To Order
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