I don’t believe it would work well as a high school spine. It could possibly be a supplemental item, but it is not IMO anywhere near a high school level chemistry book. It’s really more of a “history of chemistry.” Not that this is bad, but it is NOT really a chemistry text. I don’t think it was really intended to be one.
February 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm
Thanks ladies. Since I posted my initial question about the book, I have decided on a Chemistry program that is already put together. If I decide to use Exploring the World of Chemistry, it will be as a supplemental reading.
We’re using it right now for my upper elementary and middle schooler. I feel a little intimidated by chemistry, so we are using it as an introduction to the subject matter so that when we hit it in high school it hopefully won’t seem so foreign (again, mainly for me!).