Enhance: Chemistry enriches the chemistry curriculum through a multimedia approach. The Enhance Kit includes a How To Guide, 60 Big Idea Cards, 60 original videos, and molecule models for hands-on learning. It also introduces new, content-related vocabulary terms embedded into each Big Idea Card. Each Big Idea Card includes reading passages and a QR code leading to video animations demonstrating difficult topics in a simplified way. A specific fact related to the big idea, labeled "Did You Know?" is featured in each Big Idea Card to pique student interest. The provided molecule models (water, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sodium chloride, and methane) foster discussion and allow for students to better understand abstract topics, including atoms, compounds, chemical reactions, and chemical equations. The models use special magnets to ensure only atoms that attract in the real world will connect. The Examine It! section in each Big Idea Card details how to use the molecule models to best support student understanding of the specific big idea. Some suggestions include online activities and resources.
|Author||Abby Davies, MS, BA, and Mark McCrary, BS|