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Welcome to Core Concepts: Chemistry

Core Concepts: Chemistry is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource. Supporting STEM learning and the Next Generation Science Standards, it delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help. Core Concepts: Chemistry features a straightforward, easy-to-navigate interface. Interactive activities, timelines, and science experiments provide opportunities for hands-on learning and help students see science in context.

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Online resource features:

  • Correlated to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards as well as national, state, and provincial science standards
  • Extensive video, images, and diagrams, including student-created video from the internationally renowned Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Biographies and interactive timelines that put discoveries and events in historical context
  • Content creation activities encourage students to apply knowledge
  • Interactive “Chemical Reactions: Moving Molecules” activities that explore everyday chemistry
  • Hands-on experiments and activities that help students “Think Like a Scientist”
  • Interactive tools from the Open University that explore the role of the elements in our world
  • Instant translation offers articles in 80 languages
  • Text-to-speech and text highlighting to support challenged readers and ELLs
  • Social bookmarking to share content
  • Digital flashcards and printable reference guides strengthen learning
  • Instructional tools such as lesson plans, assessments, enrichment activities, text-to-speech, and homework help
  • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android compatibility