Winner of Homeschooling Parent Best in Science 2004, our MicroChem Kit provides instruction at a college-preparatory level. It is intended as the laboratory component of a chemistry course and works well with any quality chemistry curriculum.
Additionally, to better assist our homeschool customers, the labs are designed to coordinate with our GHP science.
(Yes. This is the kit mentioned in Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Edition.)
We have designed the MicroChem Kit in order to make teaching and preparation very convenient. This chemistry lab course is based on the Microscale method which uses about 1/100th of the chemicals a typical lab would consume. The chemical reagents are supplied in dropper bottles that are ready-to-go and do not require any mixing or further preparation. Dropping bottles facilitate the Microscale method, simplify classroom management, and help students stay organized and avoid spills, errors and inconsistencies. There are no concentrated acids or bases in the kit. The equipment provided is mostly plastic which reduces breakage.
The MicroChem Kit Standard Edition includes a 119 page MicroChem Kit Manual which explains each experiment covering the following:
The goals section outlines the major learning areas of the experiment.
The background would be equivalent to a short lecture on the theory of the experiment.
- Materials and Equipment
Get the equipment out of the kit and you are good to go. Any items not included in the kit like ice, sugar, hot water, etc. are also mentioned in this area, as well as at the beginning of each experiment.
Just follow the step by step procedure to do the experiment. Instructions are clearly explained making it easy for students, homeschool parents, and teachers/instructors.
Students answer questions in the results area. This gives students a better understanding as well as a record of their completion.
The MicroChem Kit contains sufficient materials to perform every experiment five times with all that's needed except a few commonly available items. It is intended as full year of labs designed to make teaching and preparation very convenient for the instructor. Use with adult supervision. For ages 14 and up.
1. Paper Chromatography
2. Melting Points, Super Cooling
3. Electrical Conductivity of Several Solutions
4. Mole Ratios
5. Double Replacement Reactions
8. Boyle's Law
9. Charles's Law
10. Solubility Product Constant
11. PH and PH Indicators
12. A Microscale Titration
13. Molar Mass by Titration
14. A Buffer Solution
15. Reaction Rates: The Effect of Concentration
16. Reaction Rates: The Effect of Temperature
17. Electrochemistry: Galvanic Cells