Best of 2011: Chemistry 101 Giveaway

Nov 18, 2011 43 Comments by

The Winner Receives
Chemistry 101, retail $69.95
Ages: 15+
19 individual segments, each 20 to 45 minutes long, for a total running time of over 11 hours. Four DVDs; the fourth DVD includes a printable Guidebook and Quizzes in PDF format and, for your high school students, a Course Accreditation Program PDF.

Timberdoodle's 2011 Science Curriculum of the Year *tie*
Yes, chemistry really can be painless, understandable, and fun! Chemistry 101, from the same great makers as our popular Biology 101, takes the essentials of Chemistry and presents them in an enjoyable DVD format.

Chemistry 101 is divided into four main sections: The Road to the Periodic Table, Chemistry Essentials, Meet the Elements, and The Future of Chemistry. By the end of Chemistry 101 you will understand what the Periodic Table means and how to balance chemical equations, and have an introductory knowledge of every element. You will also learn a plethora of scientific history, from Tubal-Cain to Robert Boyle, from alchemy to the discovery of sub-atomic particles.

Filled with visual explanations, humorous asides, and a handful of simple experiments that you can replicate, Chemistry 101 is a chemistry DVD series your entire family will enjoy learning from.

Customer Review:
I recently purchased this DVD set for my family. We already own and love the Biology 101 series and were looking forward to watching these but they have definitely become the new favorite! My 13yr will come home from an outing and beg to be able to put in the next cd. Even my “anti science” child has been drawn in! I love that it includes the history of Chemistry as well as explaining the periodic table in a fashion that we can all understand! We are memorizing the periodic table this year and this has made it so much easier! The one caveat – it is little confusing that each section ends with the credits for that section. You must go back to the menu and access the next section on the disc. The 101 series make science understandable and these cd’s are easy to use. In our home these DVDs are a visual accompaniment to our regular science curriculum however, there is also a guidebook and accreditation info on the last disc for those who prefer.
Reviewer: Carmen Denos from Dundee, OR

Who Won the Drawing?
The winner was: Deborah Flora!

If you’re trying to figure out the comments, the question we asked was If you could invent a curriculum, what would it be?

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About the author

The oldest of the "Timberdoodle children" I now work full time for the company, filling such roles as marketing manager, curriculum adviser, video producer, etc. In my spare time I enjoy reading, babysitting, baking, and volunteering with our local school district, in the church and as an EMT with the fire department.

43 Responses to “Best of 2011: Chemistry 101 Giveaway”

  1. Michele says:

    If I could invent a curriculum, it would be a good spelling curriculum for kids whose motor skills haven’t caught up with their reading skills. For example, my daughter can spell like no tomorrow verbally, but she is only 5 and her writing skills don’t match the spelling curriculum that we are using.

  2. Lisa says:

    If I could invent a curriculum it would be a science curriculum that was intended for multiple ages and included video resources.

  3. Heather Bridenstine says:

    Please enter me! Thanks!

  4. Kat Rhodes says:

    I would invent a good comprehensive curriculium that is either free or very inexpensive so ANYONE could use it!

  5. Stacy says:

    We are trying to figure out how to give credits for Entrepreneurship. My boys have started a business and we are want to give the class credits for it.

  6. Tina Ortega says:

    Probably a reading or language one.

  7. Christy Patterson says:

    I would probably develop a fun, creative Spanish reading curriculum. Our adopted daughter’s first language is Spanish and there are not many choices out there.

  8. Holly Breithaupt says:

    I LOVE that there are so many great curriculum choices out there that I do not have to invent my own!

  9. Krista says:

    I’d create a 2D and 3D animation tutorial or a how to sculpt video.

  10. Kim says:

    A self-teaching curricula that covers all the “basics” and can be completed in a couple of hours, leaving plenty of time in the day for fun stuff!

  11. Jennifer Snider says:

    If I could create a curriculum, I would create a Creative Arts curriculum mixed with some Science amd History lessons with all sorts of topics including drama, miming, clowning, puppets, face painting, balloon twisting, and much more.

  12. Shawne says:

    A curriculum that starts with cleaning bedrooms and ends with a clean house!

  13. CJ Nygaard says:

    I would live to invent a curriculum that would focus on home businesses. It would show the ins and outs of setting up businesses and the business laws (getting a name, tax I’d #, and so on) for your particular state. It would include a computer accounting program, how to separate personal from business and so on. It would be great for kids to learn how to set up a family business they could incorporate into their homeschool.

  14. Lisa Swieson says:

    an elementary science curriculum using magic school bus videos and lots of hands-on messiness.

  15. rita l says:

    A state history curriculum for homeschoolers…it was a struggle to find what I wanted/needed for WI!

  16. Julie says:

    Easy to teach and fun to learn.

  17. Vicki Childs says:

    An arts and crafts curriculum, inexpensive and with beautiful, treasured results!

  18. Marsha says:

    I’d put together a preschool curriculum.

  19. Michelle says:

    Something to make it easier for parents who have children with Autism Spectum Disorder. To meet the kids where they are.

  20. Laura Zurbrugg says:

    I would create a high school curriculum that covers world history and geography by continent in a semi-chronological way.

  21. Nichole says:

    I’d invent a book study!

  22. Mandy Nelson says:

    A history of science and math course

  23. Angie says:

    I am so thankful I do not have to invent a curriculum. The tough part is researching them all and then deciding!

  24. Vianey Bement says:

    If I could invent a curriculum, I think I would do something with finances. I don’ think it’s ever to early to start teaching our children to be financially responsible. Budgeting, balancing, tithing etc.

  25. Denice says:

    Hmmm…that’s hard! Probably a thorough music theory curriculum that is easy enough for younger students to understand, but teaches the more complicated (and often times hard to understand) aspects of music theory.

  26. Mary says:

    A fun science curriculum for multiple ages.

  27. Jessica Moore says:

    not entirely sure how i’d go about it but perhaps a curriculum on how to express yourself clearly and accurately get a point across to others.

  28. Keri says:

    I would invent a hands on geography curriculum. One where you could feel and experience the different landforms, animals of the region, experience the sights and sounds of the far away places.

  29. Kay Drenth says:

    I think I would like to invent a curriculum that focuses on civics/politics and how to figure out the truth.

  30. Char S. says:

    I’d love to have the time and skills to put together a fun, interactive Bible curriculum

  31. kahthy balman says:

    A curriculum where history comes to life

  32. Tiffany Knarr says:

    That’s a hard one. I like seeing when others have come up with! =D

  33. Susan M. says:

    a science curr. with a blend of Bill Nye and Aurora!

  34. Debbie says:

    I’d do a Money 101 or Creative Writing or Homemaking

  35. Marilyn Jewett says:

    An intergrated program with academics, money smarts, life skills and manners.

  36. Southern Gal says:

    A spelling curriculum that would work for those who aren’t naturally gifted in spelling. With spelling you’ve either got it or you don’t.

  37. Tia says:

    A program that taught each subject effectively in 5 minutes flat! LOL

  38. Dadvid says:

    A good curriculum that teaches writing skills.

  39. Sandra Hilbert says:

    Looks like a nice curriculum.

  40. Jen says:

    A program that focuses on emotional intelligence. To help kids identify feelings and process them, especially for highly sensitive kiddos.

  41. Desiree says:

    I never thought too much about it, but I bet I’d make one for either budgeting, or art.

    Both are SO important to a health full life

  42. Lisa Guy says:

    Easy to teach and fun for my kids!

  43. Jessica Gallipeau says:

    Healthy eating, healthy living.

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