Focus On Elementary Chemistry

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At this age, kids are particularly interested in learning everything they can about the world around them. Developmentally they are ready to explore and ask questions.How! Why! When! Where! Young children are full of wonder.Elementary Chemistry introduces young students to the essential elements for chemistry. Learning real terms and concepts, Elementary Chemistry students start to put their questions into a useful framework for understanding science. Students are introduced to:

  • atoms
  • molecules
  • chemical reactions
  • acids and bases
  • mixtures
  • polymers
  • DNA and protein

Each chapter also comes with an accompanying laboratory experiment. This is where kids get to really learn real science. The Elementary Chemistry experiments help kids learn the first step of the scientific method – making good observations. With the Real Science-4-Kids experiments kids are able to connect the content they have read in the text book to an actual scientific experiment helping them retain the information they have learned.You will need

  • Student text
  • Teacher’s Manual
  • Laboratory Workbook

The ElementaryChemistry set (text book, teacher’s manual, and workbook) will cover one semester or 12-16 weeks of instruction.If you are still not sure about Pre-Level I Chemistry – watch Naomi – a first grader lecturing on atoms, molecules, acids, and bases. 

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24 thoughts on “Focus On Elementary Chemistry

  1. Jenny Lin

    Hi Miss Rebecca,

    How are you? I have a 4th grader and a 6th grader this coming fall. They both have never done any of your science curriculum before. I was wondering if I can use Pre-Level 1 for my 6th grader too.
    Thank you for your help.

  2. amy

    Hi Jenny,

    Good day !

    Our Pre-Level I books introduce students to the basic building blocks for chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and geology.
    (Level I) is geared towards grades 4-6. At this age kids are ready to start learning the basic steps of the scientific method. Not only do these kids have lots of questions, they want to tinker, experiment, and examine the world on their own.
    RS4K] Special Offer: Complete RS4K Chemistry Bundle
    There is a limited amount of these available so if you are at all interested in this offer that includes 3 great freebies, please go to
    http://sciencebooks4kids.com/

    Thank you for your Interest in Real Science-4-Kids. If there is anything else I can do for you, please let me know.

    Warm regards,
    Amy Montes
    Gravitas Technical Support

  3. Michelle

    Yes, I would be curious too – start with Pre Level 1 for kids with little science experience? My kids are 7 and 11 and I would like to teach them together. What would you suggest?

  4. amy

    Hi Michelle,

    Thank you for inquiry. My name is Amy I am technical support with Gravitas Publications/Real Science-4-Kids. Yes, you can start with Pre Level 1 book’s the basic building block for chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and geology.
    “The only worldview-friendly curriculum that supports both Christian and secular values, is easy to teach, fun to use, saves time, and guaranteed to give your kids the competitive advantage. The award-winning Real Science-4-Kids program was written by Dr. Keller (a homeschool mom and PhD scientist) for her own children and for many kids to learn our unique Building Block approach which allows your child to start with the basics of chemistry and physics.”

    Please let me know if you have any further questions or would like to speak to someone directly.

    Warm regards,
    Amy Montes
    Gravitas Technical Support

  5. LoriB

    What does the teacher’s manual contain? Our students will each buy their own text and workbook, but I need to understand what the classroom teacher will need to instruct and administer the class. Thank you!

  6. amy

    Hi Lori,

    Good day!

    My name is Amy I am technical support with Gravitas Publications/Real Science-4-Kids. Our Teacher’s Manual is an instructional guide with
    additional information in connection to the lessons in the Student Text and experiments in the Laboratory Workbook. Like for example
    The Elementary Chemistry Teacher’s Manual incorporates teacher-directed experiments to be used together with the hands-on lessons in the Laboratory Workbook.

    If you have further questions please let me know I would be happy to assist you.

    Kind regards,
    Amy Montes
    Gravitas Technical Support

  7. katrina

    Hi, I am just starting out and want to “put it together” myself. Can I get away with just the teacher manual? What is the book bundle? If it’s books related to the material, can I get them at my library instead?
    Thank you.

    Kat

  8. amy

    Hi Katrina,

    The Book Bundle includes your choice of a hardcover or softcover print student text (ST), a softcover teacher’s manual (TM) and a softcover laboratory workbook (LW) while the Teacher’s Manual is an instructional guide with additional information in connection to the lessons in the Student Text and experiments in the Laboratory Workbook. Like for example The Elementary Chemistry Teacher’s Manual incorporates teacher-directed experiments to be used together with the hands-on lessons in the Laboratory Workbook. The Teacher Manual if you want is on the product page for the website and you can download it for free.
    Check this link for your guide:
    http://www.gravitaspublications.com/products

    Does this answer your questions , if you have any concerns please let me know. I’ll be happy to assist you!

    Thanks,
    Amy

  9. amy

    Hi Holloy,

    We haven’t put the full course bundles together yet. They will contain the student text,
    teacher’s manual, laboratory workbook, study folders, quizzes, 10 lecture videos, and a lesson plan.

    If there is anything else I can do for you, please let me know.

    Warm regards,
    Amy Montes
    Gravitas Technical Support

  10. Janelle

    Hi,
    I have a gifted third grade student who likes to be challenged. Can I start her with the level 1 chemistry even though she isn’t in middle school yet?

    Thanks,
    Janelle

  11. amy

    Hi Janelle,

    Thank you for your interest in RS4K. Dr. Keller recommends to introduce chemistry and physics and the most important thing to remember is that no matter what your childs age or grade we let them have these 2 subjects the foundation they need for and are better prepared before they going to high school.As you mentioned that you have a gifted third grade student who likes to be challenged my answer is yes, you can start with the The “Focus On science series chemistry. ”

    http://www.gravitaspublications.com/products

    Also if she has a good chemistry and physics foundation, then she might be ready for some more challenging subjects. I would look at a college level molecular biology, geophysics, physical or organic chemistry text, or whatever subdiscipline she is interested in. Taking a year to explore robotics or bioinformatics or some specific topic that she likes would be my first recommendation.

    Please let me know if you have further questions or would like to speak to someone directly.

    Warm regards,
    Amy Montes
    Gravitas Technical Support

  12. Stephanie

    Hi,

    My two sons are in grades 3 and 6. The sixth grader has some science instruction background, but the third grader very little. They both really enjoy science shows on the Discovery channel and The Science channel, and I want to give them a foundation for understanding the science behind what they are watching. Should I start with the elementary level or the middle school level? Time restrictions require me to use one program for both kids, so please let me know specifically where to start.

    Thank you!

  13. amy

    Hi Stephanie,

    Follow the curriculum map if you go to our website http://www.gravitaspublications.com\product or

    http://www.gravitaspublications.com/faq (suggested sequences) Dr. Keller, the author of Real-Science-4-Kids, suggests studying in the following order: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Astronomy/Geology, but you can pick what best suits you.

    You can start with Chemistry books both for your grades 3 and 6 but at different level because elementary covers the same concepts for middle school chemistry but at different depths.

    If your son has finished all the RS4K books then he can easily work through any high school or college freshman level text book. Also if he has a good chemistry and physics foundation, then he might be ready for some more challenging subjects.

    Also please let me know if you have furthur questions or would you like to speak to someone directly.

    Thank you,
    Amy Montes
    Gravitas Technical Support

  14. Karen D.

    I am a bit confused between the new titles and the old curriculum. Is the Pre-level 1 Chemistry now Elementary and the Level 1 now Middle school? I currently have the Level 1 curriculum and will be starting with my three gifted and science talented kids (ages 8, 6, and 5). Much of it seems to be review for them and need to know which curriculum to go to after Level 1.

  15. amy

    Hi Karen,

    Karen, we revised our covers to make it less confessing as to which grade levels each book and we corrected some errors. No significant content changes. Only grammatical and typographical errors have been changed.

    Here is the link below:

    http://www.gravitaspublications.com/faq

    Pre-Level I is now called Focus On Elementary
    Level I is now called Focus On Middle School
    Level 2 will be called Focus On High School (to be completed 2014)

    Follow the curriculum map if you go to our website http://www.gravitaspublications.com\product or

    http://www.gravitaspublications.com/faq (suggested sequences)

    I have provided some links for you to preview the the first chapters of the middle school textbook, lab workbook.

    LW http://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.aspx?ID=10002869_136162
    ST http://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.aspx?ID=10002869_186823

    Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

    Warm regards,
    Amy Montes
    Gravitas Technical Support

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  17. Chris

    For Elementary Chemistry, how is the study folder pdf different from the lab book? Are both available as a download?

  18. rwkeller Post author

    Hi Chris,

    The study folder and the lap book are the same thing and it is available for download for Elementary Chemistry. The Study Folder PDF is the content and you can create a physical study folder/lap book by cutting and pasting the content into a folder. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with or if you have any other questions!

    Thanks!
    Kimberly Keller
    Gravitas Support

  19. Jill

    Hello :) I am looking into possible using your program for my daughters. I have a 1st grader and a 5th grader. I would like them to do science together. If we were doing the Chemistry books would I be able to have the younger one do the pre level chemistry and my older one do level 1 at the same time together? Do they have the same basic scope and sequence just at a different ability level? Or would it be better to have my older daughter also do the pre level as she really has no chemistry experience and supplement with other things? Or have my younger daughter follow along with my older ones harder book?

  20. rwkeller Post author

    Hi Jill!

    Our Focus on Elementary Chemistry (K-4) is the new “Pre-Level 1″ and it is absolutely compatible with our Focus on Middle School Chemistry (5-8) which is the new “Level 1.” The curriculum was designed to be compatible between grade levels to make it easy to teach your kids even if they are at different ages. The difference is in the depth of the books, at the elementary level the books starts with basic questions and critical thinking about a topic (say molecules) and at the middle school level the same topic is covered at a deeper level. Your older daughter should have no trouble with the middle school books even though she hasn’t had any experience with chemistry before. If you want to have your younger daughter follow along with the middle school book that would work, but if you want them both to have a curriculum I would recommend using the elementary version for your younger daughter and the middle school version for your older daughter. All of the experiments match up as well, so it is just a matter of reading level and the depth of the subject.

    I hope that helps answer your question, please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you!

    Kimberly Keller
    Gravitas Support

  21. Katie

    Are there ebooks available? I would be most interested in purchasing an ebook version of the teacher’s guide and the lab workbook, with a bound version of the textbook.

  22. rwkeller Post author

    Hi Katie,

    Right now we do not have ebook versions available. Please let me know if I can help with any other questions!

    Kimberly Keller
    Gravitas Support

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