Teacher Review For Chem4Kids

traditional website devoted to explaining chemistry concepts in a more "user-friendly" conceptual manner

Parry C.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I've used Chem-4-Kids as a part of a WebQuest that explains the organization of the periodic table. I thought it was effective and that students understood the concepts better after completing the WebQuest. I think it worked well. Content was more suited for upper middle school or lower high school in terms of difficultly and intended audience I felt.
My Take
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.