You’ll bond with Chemistry! Glencoe Chemistry: Matter and Change combines proven, comprehensive content with dynamic multimedia tools and engaging, hands-on labs to help you get the Big Ideas of Chemistry. Real-world connections and examples make learning Chemistry fun while plenty of math practice problems and self-quizzes help you succeed.
Introduction to Chemistry
Matter – Properties and Changes
The Structure of the Atom
Electrons in Atoms
The Periodic Table and Periodic Law
Ionic Compounds and Metals
States of Matter
Mixtures and Solutions
Energy and Chemical Change
Acids and Bases
Substituted Hydrocarbons and Their Reactions
The Chemistry of Life
Its totally a great idea and an amazing book. I would give 4 stars only because it does not have an answer key. That change would make it 5 stars!!
Good concept ... but just a mediocre text
As a former research chemist and current high school chemistry teacher, I see this as the future of textbooks. The interactiveness of this sample was fun and engaging. I didn't particularly like the topic of the introductory chapter, but it does have massive potential for students.
Giving teachers the ability to copy and paste items from the text into a KeyNote presentation would be a wonderful addition.
Overall, the introduction, however, didn't really make me feel excited about chemistry or why it might be important to me as a young person taking the course. Some of the pictures seemed outdated for today's students using smart phones, LCD's, and Twitter, all of which seem a perfect segway into molecular motion, matter, and life as we currently experience it.
I'm looking forward to other texts that can also engage students to want to read and interact with chemistry in and out of the lab.
Textbook concept is amazing, but...
I am currently a Junior in high school and I am a huge Apple fanboy so I am naturally ecstatic about an announcement such as interactive textbooks on the iPad. I am jealous that I won't have this in my high school career.
But, and this is a BIG but, even as an actual student in high school chemistry (granted, it is honors chem) even I can see that this textbook is SERIOUSLY lacking in actual content. This book looks like it is for someone who has failed freshman year three times. It is full of pictures and empty space that looks nice but offers little actual educational value. If THIS is the textbook of the next generation in America, I will be the last generation that was sufficiently educated by our school systems.