High School Chemistry for Students


High School Chemistry: Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents

Chemistry class gets down to the nitty-gritty—moles of atoms and molecules that come together in covalent and ionic bonds. You’ll learn what’s going on around you even when you can’t see it, and that the smallest of changes can make a big difference. In the High School Chemistry Web Guide, students and parents will find chemistry help with homework and test prep, while teachers will get lesson plans and classroom tools to make teaching chemistry fun.

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High School Chemistry for Students

Chemistry opens up a whole new world for students, and it can be an amazing and interesting one. These resources on chemistry for students will help you get your homework done, prepare for tests and get to know all those elements in the periodic table.

Insights for High School Chemistry for Students

  • If you’re using a chemistry textbook, check the publisher’s Web site for activities and resources that relate directly to the chapter you’re working on. McDougal Littell, for example, offers supplemental materials that take the chapters a step further.
  • There are sites that offer expert advice and answers to chemistry questions for a fee. Check the credentials of any expert before you get advice (check the “About Us” section of the site), ask your parents before spending money and don’t give out any personal information online.

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Teaching Chemistry

Even though we’re dealing with atoms and tiny molecules, chemistry is best learned through experience and real-world examples. Teaching chemistry is made easier with help from the Web.

Insights for Teaching Chemistry

  • Working from a chemistry textbook? Check the publisher’s Web site to find additional chemistry materials online, and ways to differentiate the material for students at different levels. Textbook publishers with enhanced online content include McDougal Littell and Pearson Prentice Hall
  • We usually avoid recommending sites that are mere directories of links to outside sources. In our education guides, we make exceptions to this rule for lesson plans and student activities to provide you with as much helpful content as possible.
  • There are tons of free online chemistry resources, so don’t be fooled into paying for something. We’ll show you where to find the best chemistry resources that don’t cost a cent.

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Chemistry at Home

If you’ve forgotten the atomic structure of magnesium or that a mole is not just an animal, what your child is learning in chemistry class may stump you. Find resources on high school chemistry so you can help your child with chemistry at home.

Insights for Chemistry at Home

  • Chemistry organizations like the American Chemical Society have information about careers in chemistry, blogs, updates on the latest research and more information that can help take your child’s interest in chemistry to new levels.
  • There are chemistry tutorial sites online that offer products, like the CD-ROM series from Chemistry Tutor Software, and sites that offer live online tutoring, like Tutor-Homework.com but these sites often aren’t free. If you’re ordering products or tutoring online, be sure to check credentials.

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