Modern Chemistry

Modern Chemistry®

Chemistry Textbook and Digital Program | Grades 9–12

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  • Accessible

    The accessibility of textbook features facilitate both conceptual and analytical skill development. The content has been chunked and organized around main ideas. Strategic vocabulary has been highlighted, critical thinking questions have been added, and reading Check for Understanding questions are included to test student comprehension. Additionally, key formulas have been highlighted to help students focus on the key parts of the formula and the unknown variable in the sample problems has been highlighted and color coded throughout the book helping students' further focus on the problem solving process as they solve the practice problems.

    New Differentiated Instruction Tools

    Modern Chemistry® enables you to reach all learners by providing time-saving, easy-to-use resources to help you reach Below Level, English Learners, Pre-AP®, and Inclusion students. The Teacher Edition includes differentiated instruction and problem-solving support strategies. An Interactive Reader in English and Spanish and with audio help students of all abilities access the content.

    Problem-Solving Support

    Problem solving is a struggle for nearly every student. That’s why Modern Chemistry includes new tools such as videos, interactive online activities, Solution Tutor, and print resources to help students master the fundamentals of chemistry problem solving.

    Technology

    Nothing captures students’ interest and facilitates meaningful learning like technology. Many highly effective technology learning tools have been added to Modern Chemistry to accomplish just that. For example, the new Why It Matters videos take the content of the chapter and relate it to everyday objects or situations that are familiar to students.

    Comprehensive Lab Resources

    To meet the needs of any classroom, Modern Chemistry includes the most comprehensive lab resources with its wide variety of print and digital lab options, including virtual, STEM, and open-ended inquiry labs. The program also provides online resources to support your lab program. For example, the Smart Grapher is a powerful, easy-to-use graphing tool for creating a variety of graphs using student-collected data.

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    • Meet the Authors

      Meet the author team for Modern Chemistry®.

  • What makes Modern Chemistry® stand out? Since today’s chemistry classroom is comprised of students with widely differing abilities and learning styles, the program provides you with time saving, easy-to-use resources targeted specifically for English language learners, inclusion, below level, and advanced learners. Leading-edge, innovative digital tools and skills practice resources provide a multimodal approach—an alternative experience—to help all students master your state standards. Since all the program components are located online, teacher and student will have anytime/anywhere access to the types of resources that today’s teaching environment demands.

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    • Engaging Technology

      Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry® © 2012 offers the latest technology and multimedia resources that speak directly to your students in a visual language they understand—ensuring that they will stay engaged. Everything is available online, which means your students can access all the program resources 24/7 from any computer with Internet service.

      Why It Matters Videos

      Captivate student interest and boost real-world relevance with these short chapter introductory videos featured in each chapter of the textbook. Each video is designed to take the content of the chapter and relate it to everyday objects or situations that are familiar to students.

      Animated Chemistry

      Dozens of high-quality animations and simulations help students comprehend chemistry concepts and principles in a more meaningful way.

      Interactive Review Games

      Interactive Review Games

      Interactive review games are three different styles of motivating vocabulary and concept review games that help reinforce the material learned in each chapter in a fun, engaging format.

      Interactive Demonstrations

      Most sample problems in the textbook have an accompanying interactive demonstration that walks through the steps of solving that type of problem. The Try It Yourself feature helps students apply what they have learned. Each includes a full audio narrative.

      Virtual Labs

      Students hone their lab skills in a virtual environment. Fun, safe, and highly interactive, these labs focus on labs where equipment and materials are often expensive or difficult to acquire—taking students beyond the classroom to explore experiments not performed in a typical school laboratory setting.

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      Visual Concepts

      Hundreds of brief, interactive animations provide multimodal coverage of content by visually illustrating key chapter content—enhancing students learning by giving students multiple opportunities to learn content in different contexts.

    • Differentiated Instruction

      Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry® © 2012 enables you to reach all learners by providing time-saving, easy-to-use resources to help students of all abilities achieve understanding and success.

      Interactive Reader

      Interactive Reader

      A write-in worktext that provides all of the essential content and vocabulary of the Student Edition at a reading level one to two grades below the text. A great resource for students of all ability levels, the Interactive Reader is both a core instructional tool for struggling students and a useful study guide for other students. (Available in English and Spanish)

      Differentiated Instruction Strategies

      New differentiated instruction strategies have been added to assist teachers with a wide range of student needs including Below Level, English Learners, Pre-AP®, and Inclusion students.

      Student-Friendly Textbook

      The Modern Chemistry student text presents a balanced approach to conceptual and problem-solving instruction and has been newly designed to make chemistry accessible to more students than ever. The content has been chunked and organized around main ideas. Strategic vocabulary has been highlighted, critical-thinking questions have been added, and Checking for Understanding questions are included to test student comprehension to name a few of the many changes.

      Interactive Whiteboard Resources

      Key teaching visuals that have been adapted specifically for interactive whiteboard use, allowing you to take advantage of this exciting technology.

      Chapter and Section Study Guide

      The Study Guide reinforces key concepts, vocabulary, skills, and illustrations presented in the Student Edition. It contains a review for every section in the Student Edition, along with a mixed review for every chapter. (Also available online in an editable format)

    • Problem Solving Support

      Problem solving is a struggle for nearly every student. That’s why Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry® © 2012 includes new tools such as videos, interactive online activities, and print resources to help students master the fundamentals of chemistry problem solving.

      Solution Tutor

      This interactive online tool provides students with real-time feedback as they work key sample problems from the book. Solution Tutor strengthens students' problem-solving skills by providing valuable and immediate feedback to students' efforts as they work on problems. It helps students discover the underlying skills needed to solve the most complex chemistry problems.

      Learn It

      Learn It! Videos

      Students can watch videos of a master chemistry teacher as he works through the most challenging chemistry problems and provides tips and tricks for student success.

      Solve It! Cards

      Solve It! Cards are printable, portable cards that help students master the core strategies to solve nearly any chemistry problem. Each card reinforces problem-solving steps: Analyze, Plan, Solve, Check Your Work.

      Interactive Demonstrations

      Most sample problems in the textbook have an accompanying interactive demonstration that walks through the steps of solving that type of problem. The Try It Yourself feature helps students apply what they have learned. Each includes a full audio narrative.

      Problem-Solving Workbook

      This is a great problem-solving resource that reinforces skills including problem-solving strategies and sample problems.

      Enhanced Problem-Solving Support in the Student and Teacher Edition

      The Sample Problems in Modern Chemistry have been redesigned to help students easily follow the problem-solving steps with color coded variables in each sample problem allowing students to focus on the problem-solving and process. Multiple sample problems in each chapter help to reinforce a consistent 4-step problem-solving process, which helps students clearly see each step of a similar problem that they will practice on their own. Students learn to Analyze, Plan, and Solve problems and Check Their Work.

      Additionally, extensive new problem-solving support has been added to the Teacher Edition. This new material is designed to provide teachers with additional problem-solving support strategies to help their students with chemistry problems.

    • Labs and Data Analysis

      Because inquiry is the cornerstone of understanding chemistry, it is crucial for students to apply the concepts they are reading about. Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry® includes the most comprehensive lab resources with its wide variety of print and digital lab options to meet your classroom needs.

      Hands-on Labs and Activities

      Throughout Modern Chemistry, teachers will find a variety of online labs to ensure you have just the right lab for your students, all in an editable format. Labs include Quick Labs, Open Inquiry, Core Skills, Standard, Probeware, Forensics, plus ten hands-on STEM Labs designed to bring the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into your classroom. Each problem-based lab emphasizes inquiry and the engineering design process.

      Virtual Labs

      Students can hone their lab skills in a virtual environment. Fun, safe, and highly interactive, these labs focus on experiments for which equipment and materials are often expensive or difficult to acquire.

      Smart Grapher

      Smart Grapher

      The Smart Grapher is a powerful, easy-to-use graphing tool that students can use to create a variety of graphs using their own data. You can use it as a stepping stone before exposing your students to more complex or sophisticated graphing tools.

      Lab Generator with Virtual Labs CD-ROM

      This powerful, customizable tool provides teachers with easy access to the entire robust chemistry lab program and virtual labs. The database of chemistry labs is searchable by topic, difficulty level, duration, or standard. Teachers can also add their own labs.

    • Assessment Tools

      The comprehensive assessment options located in the Interactive Online Edition bring together all of the Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry® assessment tools into one convenient place, giving you many choices on the best way to assess student learning.

      Exam View

      ExamView® Banks

      ExamView banks include questions from the Section Quizzes and Chapter Tests. You can use the questions in these banks with clickers, and can customize your own tests.

      Section Quizzes

      A ten-question multiple choice and short answer quiz for each section of the textbook is designed to aid in remediation.

      Leveled Chapter Tests

      Two full-length chapter tests consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions give teachers options. Test B is more challenging than Test A.

      Interactive Review Games

      Interactive Review Games

      Nothing encourages students to study and review more than a game! The interactive review games covering the key concepts and vocabulary from each chapter will keep students engaged while they prepare for upcoming tests.

      Online Assessment and Remediation

      Using an advanced automated assessment and remediation engine, chapter tests and section quizzes are assigned to students by a teacher. The assessments are automatically graded, and remediation that uses materials in the program is prescribed. A post-test is offered to determine student mastery. Critical student performance data are recorded and made readily available to the teacher.

    • Available Digital Formats
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      Intel Education Study eTextbooks

      HMH Modern Chemistry® Student Edition content can be accessed through a variety of mobile devices via the Intel® Education Study platform. Each Intel Education Study eTextbook is enhanced with interactive features and social sharing tools that meet today’s connected students wherever they are ready to learn.

      iBooks

      iBooks Textbooks

      iBooks® textbooks offer rich, magazine-style student editions, multi-touch capabilities, and embedded interactive features to maximize learning engagement. Available for iPad® and iPad mini™.

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      eTextbooks

      HMH® eTextbooks

      eTextbooks include all of the content from the print Student Edition. Available for all major devices, additional functionality may include zoom & resize, scroll, text and keyword web search, bookmark, and notes.

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