Basic Chemistry is written by internationally respected scientist/author, John Hudson Tiner, who applies the vignette approach, which effectively draws readers into the text and holds attention. The author and editors have deliberately avoided complex mathematical equations in order to entice students into high school level science. This course introduces students to the people, places and principles of basic chemistry without focus on complicated mathematical equations, which often discourage students. Basic Chemistry focuses on research by the people who contributed to development of the Periodic Table of the Elements. Students learn to read and apply the Periodic Table, while gaining insight into basic chemistry and physics. This is one of our most popular courses among high school students, especially those who aspire to matriculate to college, but are challenged by science courses based on complex mathematical and technical skills.
Basic Chemistry Full Course Kit (Chapters 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 11 of IPC). Includes all texts, activities, and Teacher’s Resource Kit in printed soft-cover books.
Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum textbooks are a terrific option for homeschool students or private, charter, and alternative schools seeking a self-instructional learning program that is both engaging and comprehensive.
Benefits of a Correspondence Format
With Paradigm, students receive essential instruction in a correspondence format that requires little teacher interaction. In addition, the Paradigm correspondence format allows students to move through the curriculum as rapidly or as slowly as needed to ensure mastery.
Engaging, Individualized Learning
Each course is broken down into manageable lessons that are designed to teach not only the academic concepts, but also character, confidence, and competency. Each course is designed for individualized learning and allows the homeschool student to advance as rapidly as desired or as slowly as necessary to master the material. Using conversational teaching and vignettes of various historical figures and events, Paradigm courses engage students, enabling them to relate to the instruction while building knowledge and developing key skills.
What Paradigm Offers
Designed to meet the needs of under-performing or under-challenged middle school to high school students, Paradigm offers the following courses for students in grades 7 to 12: Basic Science Mysteries (non-math-heavy science), Natural Science Mysteries (non-math-heavy science), Integrated Physics and Chemistry I & II (non-math-heavy science), Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, English Grammar Skills, English I Language Skills, English II & III (with a focus on writing and composition), English IV, Literature and Philosophy, Basic Math Skills, Intermediate Math Skills, Industrial Skills and Careers, US History I & II, and World Geography.