David's Front Door wrote:I'm sure whatever mod reads this is too scared to put some truth on here but I'll say it anyway.
As a chemistry teacher, I find myself shocked that Arkansas's chemistry standards are scored so well. I suppose that they positive aspects identified in the review are true and are indeed good and useful, but there are other parts that are woefully lacking and even downright wrong. All of chemical equilibrium and chemical thermodynamics gets lumped into a single strand; by contrast, my AP chemistry textbook spends five chapters -- that's 20% of the book -- on these topics; in fact, these two topics make up a huge percentage of the second semester of university chemistry. Another glaring error/omission is that molecular orbital theory is mentioned not with covalent bonding -- a crime in itself -- but instead with metallic bonding, where an entirely different model is used to describe observed phenomena.David Franks wrote:The State of State Science Standards 2012
One doesn't ask for advanced genetics in a primer for young adults, but one does ask that the writer know his field before adopting a tone of authority.
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