Happy Monday and Happy Homeschooling!
The subject of chemistry comes along fairly often with our science lessons. With the fourth week of October being “National Chemistry Week” and the 23rd is “Mole Day”, this seems like the right time to round up the best free chemistry resources! Here’s my collection of my favorite “go-to’s” for learning all things Chemistry. Let me know if you have a resource that I can add to the list.
National Chemistry Week – Student and Teaching Resources https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw/educational-resources.html
Mole Day – Resources and Activity Ideas https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/chemistryclubs/activities/mole-day.html
Chemistry Guide “for the beginner who has no idea where to begin” – http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/beginners.html
Basic Chemistry Help and Information http://www.chem4kids.com/
Learn About the 5 Branches of Chemistry https://www.livescience.com/45986-what-is-chemistry.html
Interactive Periodic Table of Elements http://www.chemicalelements.com/
Periodic Table of Videos – http://www.periodicvideos.com/
Worksheets, Teaching Notes, Puzzles, and Models – http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/index.htm
Chemistry Experiments to do at Home – https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/unfinished-20-fun-science-experiments-you-can-do-home/
In Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in 80 Days, the calm, orderly main character, Phileas Fogg, makes a wager that he can travel around the world in eighty days. He does this on October 2, 1873. Today we have fun holiday in honor of this fictional occasion, “Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day”! If your family hasn’t read Around the World in 80 Days, October 2 would be a perfect time to start. Of course, anytime is a good time to begin such a thrilling adventure.
We chose to “read” this classical story via audio a couple of years ago and the whole family loved it! The reader from “Loyal Books” was excellent. Please note that Around the World in 80 Days is not a children’s book. There are some rather mature scenes in Verne’s tale, however my youngest (11 at the time) was fine after some discussion. Actually, this book inspired a lot of discussion.
Here’s a collection of resources to add some extra fun and some lessons to the reading.
Learn to Play Whist (this is the game that Phileas Fogg was playing when he begins his adventure) https://cardgames.io/whist/
Listen to the audio book http://www.loyalbooks.com/book/around-the-world-in-eighty-days-by-jules-verne
Read the book http://literatureproject.com/around-the-world/index.htm
Vocabulary Lists (the vocabulary is intensive) https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/204437
Oh, and the movie from 2004 staring Jackie Chan? Let’s just say it was barely based on the book. Just barely.
October 2 marks the anniversary of the very first publication of Peanuts (1950)! Here’s a collection of Peanuts resources for a fun, whole family study.
Here is a marvelous collection of teaching and learning resources to use throughout the month of October!