• Modern Chemistry

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Modern Chemistry®

Chemistry Textbook and Digital Program Grades 9–12

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    Accessible to ALL Students

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

    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, available in English and Spanish, includes audio to 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 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 are included with Modern Chemistry to accomplish just that. For example, the 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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    • Program Introduction

      For a quick overview of the program highlights, watch this program introduction video.

    • Table of Contents

      Chapter 1: Matter and Change
      Chapter 2: Measurements and Calculations
      Chapter 3: Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter
      Chapter 4: Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms
      Chapter 5: The Periodic Law
      Chapter 6: Chemical Bonding
      Chapter 7: Chemical Formulas and Chemical Compounds
      Chapter 8: Chemical Equations and Reactions
      Chapter 9: Stoichiometry
      Chapter 10: States of Matter
      Chapter 11: Gases
      Chapter 12: Solutions
      Chapter 13: Ions in Aqueous Solutions and Colligative Properties
      Chapter 14: Acids and Bases
      Chapter 15: Acid-Base Titration and pH
      Chapter 16: Reaction Energy
      Chapter 17: Reaction Kinetics
      Chapter 18: Chemical Equilibrium
      Chapter 19: Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
      Chapter 20: Electrochemistry
      Chapter 21: Nuclear Chemistry
      Chapter 22: Organic Chemistry
      Chapter 23: Biological Chemistry

    • Meet the Authors

      Meet the author team for Modern Chemistry®.

  • Features

    Modern Chemistry® © 2017 retains the many popular features that have made this program a success with teachers and students alike, including unparalleled support and a student-friendly textbook. This revised edition offers innovative ways to support all learners and meet new standards, engaging 21st-century technology, and up-to-date labs and data analysis coverage.

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    • What's New

      HMH Modern Chemistry® © 2017 has been enhanced and updated to address the needs of classrooms today. Read on to learn what’s new!

      Google® Expeditions

      HMH is among the first to develop secondary science content for Google Expeditions. Using a simple Google Cardboard™ device and a smartphone, students are swept away into immersive virtual worlds where learning and engagement are maximized. Teachers have a lot of flexibility in customizing the experience for each classroom. A Teacher's Guide will provide ideas on how the Expeditions can be incorporated into your science lessons.

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      On the Job STEM Videos

      As part of our Premium offering, HMH now includes 29 On the Job STEM videos that profile STEM careers in today’s fastest-growing industries. Our energetic hosts shadow passionate professionals in a day “on the job.” These short segments are inspirational and entertaining with the hosts actually performing parts of the job! These videos will motivate students to enter emerging STEM fields.

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      Thing Explainer

      Thing Explainer

      Through an exclusive partnership with author and Internet sensation Randall Munroe, HMH has incorporated highly engaging and educational material from Randall’s latest book, Thing Explainer, into our high school biology, chemistry and physics programs. Randall’s webcomic style, as seen on xkcd.com, humorously explains complex topics in easy-to-understand language.

      Refreshed Sample Problems

      Sample problems are a key component of the Modern Chemistry curriculum. Nearly half of the sample problems in the program have been refreshed to give even the most loyal program users something new and different to challenge and strengthen their students’ problem-solving skills.

      Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

      Correlations

      Moden Chem NGSS 

      Modern Chemistry already supports many aspects of NGSS, particularly the disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific and engineering practices. These foundational components of the National Research Council’s Framework for K–12 Science Education are found throughout HMH programs. To make the standards more accessible, easy-to-use correlations like the one above are included in the Teacher Edition as well as online.

      Performance Expectations Guide

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      Designed to integrate easily into any curriculum, a separate Performance Expectations Guide is available for Biology, Modern Chemistry, and Physics to ensure that students meet the NGSS Performance Expectations. Also included is an overview of NGSS and teacher tips for integrating each activity into the classroom.

      Engineering

      Engineering Design

      Engineering Design Guide

      Engineering can serve as a motivating context for integrating the four STEM disciplines into your biology, chemistry, or physics curriculum. This separate Engineering Design Guide provides an overview of the engineering design process, along with activities and checklists that can help foster students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. For curriculums aligned to the NGSS, this guide can also help support the engineering-related Performance Expectations.

      Engineering Features

      The topic of Engineering Design has been added to several of the content features of the Student Edition.

      Maximizing Platform Compatibility

      To ensure a consistent and optimized user experience on nearly any Internet-enabled device, outdated technologies and media have been addressed. Media resources based on Adobe Flash® have been retired. Resources located on outdated technologies such as CDs and DVDs have been migrated entirely to our online platform.

      Content Updates

      The excitement of teaching science comes in part from our constantly expanding understanding of science through new discoveries. These © 2017 high school programs from HMH have been updated to incorporate exciting new knowledge. For example, in Modern Chemistry, vibrational bonds are now discussed. Features that include cutting-edge topics have also been updated.

      Dashboard

      Modern Chemistry © 2017 will now have the benefit of the new and improved online interface provided by the HMH Dashboard. This also includes mySmartPlanner, enabling teachers to combine calendar functionality with curriculum mapping and program resources.

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      New Bundle Configurations

      The © 2017 Modern Chemistry program is available in three configurations: Premium, Hybrid, and Digital. The Hybrid bundle serves as the core offering, with both print and digital materials. The Premium bundle provides added print and digital resources such as Interactive Readers, CliffsNotes®, and STEM videos called On the Job. Digital bundles offer a low-cost digital-only option. Common Cartridge® options are also available for purchase.


    • Engaging Technology

      HMH Modern Chemistry® © 2017 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.

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      Why It Matters Videos

      Captivate student interest and boost real-world relevance with these short 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

      Animated Chem

      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

      Chem Demo

      With over 50 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

      Virtual Lab

      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.

    • Differentiated Instruction

      HMH Modern Chemistry® © 2017 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

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      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

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      Differentiated instruction strategies are included in the Teacher Edition to assist teachers with a wide range of student needs including Below Level, English Learners, Pre-AP®, and Inclusion students.

      Student-Friendly Textbook

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

      Interactive Whiteboard Resources

      Interactive Whiteboard

      Key teaching visuals 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 HMH Modern Chemistry® © 2017 includes tools such as videos, interactive online activities, and print resources to help students master the fundamentals of chemistry problem solving.

      Problem Solving Support

      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 up to 40 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!

      Solve It! Cards

      Solve It! Cards are 47 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

      Interactive Demonstrations

      With over 50 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 Editions

      Nearly 50 percent of the sample problems in Modern Chemistry © 2017 have been updated, providing current users with access to new material. 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 problem-solving support is included in the Teacher Edition. This 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. With nearly 200 labs, HMH 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 10 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

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      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.

      PhET Simulations

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      These highly engaging simulations from the University of Colorado provide a fun, interactive, and research-based practice of real-life phenomema.

      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.

    • Assessment Tools

      The comprehensive assessment options located in the Interactive Online Edition bring together all of the HMH 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, as well as over 2,300 bonus questions. You can use the questions in these banks with clickers, and you can customize your own tests.

      Section Quizzes

      A 10-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

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      An advanced, automated assessment and remediation engine enables teachers to assign section quizzes and chapter tests to students. Section quizzes can be automatically graded, and remediation that uses materials from the program prescribed. A post-test is offered to determine student mastery. Critical student performance data are recorded and made readily available to the teacher.

    • NGSS

      Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

      Correlations

      Moden Chem NGSS 

      Modern Chemistry® already supports many aspects of NGSS, particularly the disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific and engineering practices. These foundational components of the National Research Council’s Framework for K–12 Science Education are found throughout HMH programs. To make the standards more accessible, easy-to-use correlations like the one above are included in the Teacher Edition as well as online.

      Performance Expectations Guide

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      Designed to integrate easily into any curriculum, a separate Performance Expectations Guide is available for Biology, Modern Chemistry, and Physics to ensure that students meet the NGSS Performance Expectations. Also included is an overview of NGSS and teacher tips for integrating each activity into the classroom.

      Engineering

      Engineering Design

      Engineering Design Guide

      Engineering can serve as a motivating context for integrating the four STEM disciplines into your biology, chemistry, or physics curriculum. This separate Engineering Design Guide provides an overview of the engineering design process, along with activities and checklists that can help foster students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. For curriculums aligned to the NGSS, this guide can also help support the engineering-related Performance Expectations.

      Engineering Features

      The topic of Engineering Design has been added to several of the content features of the Student Edition.

    • Available Digital Formats

      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 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™. Available for © 2012 edition only.

      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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    HMH Professional Services includes teachers, leaders, and technologists. Our Professional Learning Consultants become part of your team, working right beside you to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district community. Through program, practice, and technical services, we work collaboratively to unlock the full potential of every student, teacher, and leader.

    Comprehensive Services for K–12 Educators

    We offer teachers and instructional leaders a full suite of learning and support to deepen their mastery and hone their teaching skills throughout the school year.

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