Guest Hollow’s Chemistry in the Kitchen Curriculum
Homeschooling with Chemistry in the Kitchen is
math-free, practical, fun, and flexible!
Most chemistry curriculums are comprised of thick, boring textbooks that require a firm grounding in algebra and feature labs with chemicals that can strike fear in a homeschool parent’s heart. Our chemistry curriculum is like nothing out there in the homeschool market (that I know of)! You don’t need to know any higher level math to do it. You don’t have to purchase a $250 lab kit with chemicals galore and test tubes.
This is a PRACTICAL chemistry course for those of you who have students who hate math, hate science, and are in tears thinking of that scary chemistry textbook they are supposed to choke down.
This is also the perfect science curriculum for those students who LOVE science and want to learn some down-to-earth science they will use and enjoy knowing throughout their lives.
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Approximate Daily Time Commitment:
45 min. – 2 hours depending on activities that are chosen and reading speed
*Access to the online version of Guest Hollow’s High School Chemistry in the Kitchen Curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances.
You’ve never seen a chemistry course like this one!
In this very unique and non-traditional chemistry curriculum, students will learn “Guest Hollow” style with loads of great books, fun hands-on activities, fascinating videos, online articles & images, and free printables scheduled in. It’s meaty enough to be a “core” curriculum, but flexible enough to be reduced to the bare bones, if you already have a daily schedule that is weighing your student down.
There is NO textbook in Guest Hollow’s Chemistry in the Kitchen. That keeps things fresh, interesting, and non-intimidating. Students also learn a bit of history and other subjects like physics, because chemistry is NOT something that happens in a vacuum. It’s the world all around us and tied to many other things. Your student will learn lots of interesting and fun facts while getting to learn another important skill s/he can actually put to use – cooking!
Chemistry that actually makes sense!
Guest Hollow’s Chemistry in the Kitchen Curriculum brings chemistry to life.
Since this is a non-traditional chemistry course, students have lots of hands-on activities that yank chemistry topics right out of the abstract and put them solidly into “real life”. Cooking yummy foods you can eat afterwards (like Devil’s Food cupcakes!) is a big component of this year’s studies – a real bonus for budding chefs!
There are plenty of other activities to choose from like making a density tower, making color changing ” chameleon eggs”, evaluating milk chocolate bars, and lots more! Learning chemistry has never been this fun!
The Concepts in Chemistry in the Kitchen
Students will explore many chemistry concepts in this curriculum, but they will NOT learn some of the more traditional chemistry topics that require higher level math skills. They also will not cover some of the topics in as much depth as they would in a traditional chemistry course.
Some of the topics that ARE included:
- Acids & bases
- Different types of atomic bonding
- Molecules and some of their properties
- Oxidation and reduction
- The periodic table and elements
- Organic chemistry
- Much more!
Some of the topics that are NOT covered:
- Chemical equations
- Rate Laws
- The mole – other than a brief video introduction & explanation
Many different chemistry concepts are covered in this curriculum, but in a way that leaves out much of the “blah blah blah” kind of stuff that makes many students’ eyes glaze over. We also don’t expect students to be able to classify what they know, as in, “I just learned about oxidation and reduction” (although many will probably retain a lot of that), but rather that they understand and absorb the practical knowledge behind those concepts like, “I need to blanch those apples before canning them to keep them from turning brown.”
Chemistry is explained using real life examples students can relate to. This is a PRACTICAL chemistry course.
See the F.A.Q. (scroll down) for a more detailed list of the weekly topics.
Does this curriculum come with ____________?
No, you need to purchase the scheduled chemistry books separately. Learn more.
☑ a printable book list?
Yes. We provide a book list with a handy checklist to help you plan what you want to buy or borrow and in what format. We also let you know when each book is scheduled in, so you can arrange to check out books from the library before you need them! Books are also ranked to help you prioritize items.
☑ a schedule?
Yes. You get the same weekly schedule in 3 different formats: PDF, Microsoft Word, and online*. Just open it up and you are ready to learn!
*Access to the online version of the curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances on our end and yours including but not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.
☑ a supply list?
Yes. Most recipe ingredients and supplies are listed at the beginning of your schedule week-by-week.
✘ a teacher’s manual?
No. The chemistry schedule is all you need!
No. There are no tests with this curriculum. However, some parents have created and shared quizzes, tests, lab report templates, and more in the *files section of our Facebook Guest Hollow Chemistry in the Kitchen User’s Group. You can join the group and download these files for free! *We do not make any claims about the group’s files as we didn’t create them.
☑ a workbook?
Yes. You get a FREE 197 page full-color workbook with the purchase of this curriculum (121 student pages and an answer key for the workbook at the back).
Chemistry in the Kitchen Workbook sample pages:
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Take a look at a sample of the printable schedule here:
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F.A.Q. for our High School Chemistry Curriculum
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