Compounds in Chemistry

National Association of Media and Technology Centers
NAMTC Curricular Media

Compounds in Chemistry is one chapter of a four chapter DVD called Chemistry in Action. The other three chapters are, The Periodic Table, Bonding, and Reactions. Compounds in Chemistry places compounds into groups so they can be more easily understood and analyzed. Groups like acids and bases, carbon chemicals, organic and salts along with the concept of pH is discussed. Once again live footage, interesting graphics and animation bring these concepts to life for the students. All on screen text is easily read and narrated with clear pronunciation. The high scores for this come from the use of both real life and computer graphics to explain ideas that are interesting and well described. Video contains intermittent "You Decide" questions for the viewers to answer as well as a summary and video quiz. A 30-page teacher's guide accompanies this video that contains assessments, labs and activities for your students. The video is best suited for grades 8-10 as an introduction into chemistry or a quick review. This program is a must for any teacher that deals with these topics.