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DIVE Chemistry CD-ROM

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Complete curriculum on CD-ROM with video lectures and labs that do all the teaching for you! A printable worksbook and lab manual, video solutions to workbook and lab activities, quarterly exams, Q&A email service, weekly assignment chart, glossary are also included. 

Self-Paced eLearning Course is recommended over the CD-ROM

eLearning, CD, or Download: What's the difference?

DIVE Chemistry is a complete one year curriculum that does all the teaching for you! Designed to be used as either an Advanced Placement course or a regular high school course, it is excellent preparation for the AP Chemistry exam which awards up to 8 hours of college credit. Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, measuring matter, atoms, the Periodic Table, atomic and molecular bonding, chemical reactions and equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, oxidation/reduction reactions and electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

Students using DIVE Chemistry will become adept at working with the scientific method, will be familiar with the use of technology in science, and will develop their lab skills above and beyond most of their peers. Most importantly, students will have a better understanding and appreciation for the rich Christian heritage that exists in science, and will better understand the importance of studying His Word and His Works as they seek to become good rulers of His creation.

 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • RECOMMENDED FOR 10TH GRADE 
  • MEETS REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • ALL MAC OS OR WINDOWS XP COMPUTER AND HIGHER AND SPEAKERS ARE REQUIRED
  • SPEAKERS OR HEADPHONES
 
 
WHAT'S INSIDE? EVERYTHING YOU NEED!
 
A syllabus, or weekly assignment chart,  provides lesson plans for the entire year. 
 
VIDEO LECTURES TEACH COMPLEX CONCEPTS STEP BY STEP
Weekly video lectures teach complex concepts step by step on a digital blackboard. During the lecture, students take notes and work interactively, just like a live classroom. Connecting Scripture to science, Dr. Shormann teaches from a 6-Day Creation Worldview. He inspires students to DIVE deeper into science and Scripture by teaching that science is a tool for understanding God and the purpose and pattern evident in Creation. After the lecture, a worksheet is completed which provides an opportunity to apply the new concepts. You can view a video lecture by clicking on the Product Videos Tab above.
 
VIDEO LABS SPARK STUDENT INTEREST AND FULFILL AP REQUIREMENTS
Taught using the scientific method and real lab equipment, students formulate a hypothesis, perform the experiment, and then use the results to determine whether their hypothesis was correct. With a special emphasis on forms of energy, including, nuclear, carbon-based, solar and wind power these labs are designed to "WOW!" the student, sparking curiosity and a desire to know why. During the lab, the students work interactively, taking notes and answering questions in their lab manual. DIVE Chemistry labs incorporate labs required by the College Board’s AP Chemistry program. The AP Chemistry labs emphasize important laboratory techniques used by chemists, including chromatography, colorimetry, spectroscopy, electroplating and titrations. Optional lab kits are available to complete about half of the labs hands-on.  
 
PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS, LAB MANUAL AND GLOSSARY
Following each lecture a worksheet is completed, which provides an opportunity to apply what the student has learned. Lab activity sheets are completed as students watch the video lab and work interactively, as they take notes, make observations, and work problems along with Dr. Shormann. A glossary is also provided for defining terms.
 
VIDEO SOLUTIONS ENSURE UNDERSTANDING
Dr. Shormann provides video solutions for every question on the worksheets and lab activity sheets. Requiring a good grasp of math, balancing chemistry equations and chemical formulas can be difficult. Teaching the how and the why, each complex concept is taught step by step on the digital blackboard. This ensures understanding of every concept.
 
QUARTERLY EXAMS PREPARE FOR COLLEGE
Every 8 weeks there is an exam. Quarterly exams promote study habits similar to what a student should expect in college, where exams are given infrequently and cover a large amount of material. On the week of the exam, no other work is assigned. If you would like a Pre-AP course, we recommend giving the exams traditionally with a one hour time limit. If you prefer a regular high school course, give the exams open book, open note, or with a "cheat sheet". Of these, we like the "cheat sheet" method because it best teaches students how to prioritize and organize the information, providing an easier transition from weekly to quarterly exams.  
 
Q & A EMAIL SERVICE PROVIDES A LIFELINE
While our program is very comprehensive, occasionally a little extra help is needed. Students and parents can email Dr. Shormann directly anytime they have a question concerning the course. Emails are answered within one business day or less.  
 
GRADE CALCULATOR CALCULATES GRADES IN A SNAP
Simply type the homework and exam grades into the provided spreadsheet. It will automatically weight and calculate the overall grade for the course. Grades can be entered daily, weekly, quarterly, or yearly.  
 
 
FREE INTERNET TEXTBOOK FOR ASSIGNED READING
To prepare for the lecture, a reading assignment is completed. This can be done using our Internet Textbook, a chart with links to internet sites to the weekly reading assignments. These websites were specifically chosen by Dr. Shormann to fulfill the required reading. If you prefer a traditional textbook, we recommend Bob Jones Chemistry or Apologia's Exploring Creation with Chemistry along with their Advanced Chemistry. However, since we have a reading syllabus for just about every publisher, you can choose any textbook you like. SEE READING SYLLABI .
 
 
EARN UP TO 8 HOURS OF COLLEGE CREDIT BY EXAM
Upon completion, we recommend completing our CLEP Professor for CLEP and AP Chemistry. It is a three week course that bridges the gap between the high school course and the CLEP or AP exam. Unlike other exam prep programs, Dr. Shormann actually TEACHES every topic on the exam. Providing practice questions with video solutions, computer bases practice exams, and an email Q&A service, it is everything you need to save time and money by earning college credit by exam!
 
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?

The course is set up on a 32 week schedule with an average of two video lectures, two worksheets, 20 definitions, and one lab to complete each week. Every 8 weeks there is a quarterly exam. The lecture and lab videos average 30 minutes each, but don't forget to add time for pausing, rewinding, and note-taking. This is what a typical week would look like:

DAY 1: COMPLETE DEFINITIONS & ASSIGNED READING

DAY 2: LECTURE 1, WORKSHEET 1, WATCH VIDEO SOLUTIONS FOR MISSED QUESTIONS

DAY 3: LECTURE 2, WORKSHEET 2, WATCH VIDEO SOLUTIONS FOR MISSED QUESTIONS

DAY 4: WATCH VIDEO LAB (HANDS-ON NOT REQUIRED), LAB WORKSHEET, VIDEO SOLUTIONS 

EVERY 8 WEEKS : QUARTELRY EXAM -NO OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAMPLE VIDEO LECTURES, and LABS 

 

 

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  1. Excellent chemistry program for homeschoolers

    Posted by Dee Murakami on 11th Jan 2017

    Dr. Shoremann is very thorough. As the study progresses, previous concepts are reviewed to keep fresh what you've learned and to give you more practice. This also helps by laying a foundation to build upon for the next concept. We found for ourselves, the practice took longer than was suggested, but all in all that is not really a problem unless one is pressed for time, which we are not. My daughter feels that this program is well preparing her for college and I agree.

  2. Thorough and well done!

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Nov 2015

    My son has really connected with the lectures. He is preparing for the AP Chemistry exam so the thoroughness of the curriculum is a great help.

  3. Perfect

    Posted by Mg on 22nd Jan 2015

    This product meets all our needs. Challenging enough to prep our student for CLEP exam. I am a science nerd and I just love DIVE products. I really appreciate the fact Dr Shorman stays true to creation based design. Hats off to all who worked to create such a wonderful product!!