Friday, October 12, 2012

Chemistry Curriculum for Middle Schoolers

I haven't been quite this excited since I found the JASON Project curriculum!  ACS has a complete chemistry for middle school package for FREE on their website www.middleschoolchemistry.com.
It is a complete 9 week unit that provides inquiry lessons for everyday.  There is a reading "textbook" piece, assessments to use, and video clips.  It really is amazing and I'm so excited to be using it next quarter.  My other favorite resource for science is at Middle School Science.  Liz LaRosa offers so much of what she does in her classroom, and all for FREE as well.

10 comments:

Shannon said...

I'm glad I don't teach chemistry because I would have to back to school myself to relearn it (or really learn it the 1st time!). Having said that, you seem to have found a jewel in that package. :)

By the way-I sure do love your short posts!! Some bloggers just go on and on and on.... :)

Shannon
http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

Caught in the Middle said...

This year has definitely been a learning experience for me. Math has always been my thing even though I love science. There is so much content in science that it's hard to be an expert in everything. That's why I love when I can cheat and find stuff like this that has been designed by the chemical society. I know it's good and I don't have to rely on what I know!

Caught in the Middle said...

This year has definitely been a learning experience for me. Math has always been my thing even though I love science. There is so much content in science that it's hard to be an expert in everything. That's why I love when I can cheat and find stuff like this that has been designed by the chemical society. I know it's good and I don't have to rely on what I know!

Shannon said...

I know what you mean about it being a learning experience-this is my 1st year to teach history so I'm really learning it as I go along.

Today I had to go back and correct something that I told my 6th grade classes yesterday about John Brown who attacked the US Army to fight against slavery. I told them he was a black slave. Ooops-he was actually a white abolitionist! :)

Overcaffeinated and Optimistic said...

Oh. My. Gosh! Thank you so much for sharing this!!! You definitely made my night. I can work this in with our chemistry stuff in the spring. :)

Caught in the Middle said...

I know...that's what I said too!! And, it's good stuff. Now I'm on a mission to find more geology stuff.

www.teachforteach,com said...

I have worked with the Jason Project before and it is awesome.
Another site that may be helpful site is http://www.cas.muohio.edu/scienceforohio/
It has some chemistry, but it also has other topics. All the units are based on inquiry.
Thank you for your blog. You can check out my blog as www.teachforteach.com

Caught in the Middle said...

Thanks for the suggestion!

Adam Boyd said...

Hi, this is Adam Boyd from the American Chemical Society. I just wanted to say thank you for your kind words and for helping us to spread the word about MSC! If we can be of any assistance as you work through the lessons, please feel free to let us know. Thanks again!

Caught in the Middle said...

Thanks for stopping by Adam, but thank you so much for offering this unit for teachers. So many are looking for quality materials to push student understanding and it is written with inquiry, which teachers can't find in typical textbooks.

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