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June 25, 2014
Can be useful if students are given guide questions as an anticipatory set.
As a teaching tool, it does provide a lot of basic chemistry information in a user friendly, non-intimidating text (though accuracy has been questioned in a few areas). The product needs more interactive components, not just quizzes. If given guided questions or a graphic organizer to complete while using chem4kids, I think it is worth a class period in the computer lab (particularly the periodic table part), though not in a regular or advanced chemistry class. .Continue reading
June 10, 2014
traditional website devoted to explaining chemistry concepts in a more "user-friendly" conceptual manner
I like Chem-4-Kid, as stated before though, I feel it's for a more remedial audience or even best suited for a conceptual type setting, like conceptual chemistry or a physical science course. I think the website does a good job of explaining the concepts well; it's not very interactive though. It's set up in a more traditional website style, with passages of content organized in different groups.Continue reading