Home Tutorials 2: Particles of Matter

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/johnchem/public_html/components/com_k2/models/item.php on line 511

2.1 Chapter 2 Introduction

SUMMARY

The author introduces what is Chapter 1 for the third edition of the textbook and Chapter 2 for the fourth and fifth editions. He discusses the organization of the end-of-chapter questions for the first and second editions of the textbook. Ideally, you are now using the fourth edition where you will find the end-of-chapter questions follow Bloom's taxonomy of learning, which starts you off with the easy stuff and builds up to the hard stuff. If you want to do well on your exams, you will need to make it up to at least the "Think and Explain" questions. Simply put, your education is no more than what you put into it. Keep in mind that it's not enough to read, watch, and listen to the concepts. You also need to articulate those concepts and apply them to novel situations. This is a tall order, but you can do it. . . and you'll be gaining much more than a good grade. Duration: 1:46.

 

VIDEO CHECK QUESTIONS

1. What are some examples of physical quantities?
2. Why is it important to read the textbook?
3. Why is working on the end-of-chapter questions so important?

To optimize your learning, try answering the above video check questions on your own before scrolling down to view the author's answers.





1. What are some examples of physical quantities?
[Mass, weight, volume, temperature.]
2. Why is it important to read the textbook?
[The textbook is a valuable tool to help you learn. Furthermore, the CCAlive! video lessons are designed to work WITH the textbook, not independent of the textbook.]
3. Why is working on the end-of-chapter questions so important?
[The questions at the end of each chapter probe deeper into how well you understand the concepts of chemistry. If you hope to do well on quizzes and exams, then be sure to spend a large portion of your study time working on these questions.]

Please Visit Conceptual Academy

Please visit Conceptual Academy to register for study resources, such as video tutorials, chapter summaries, worksheets, practice exams, and more. If your instructor doesn't already have an "instructor-led" course posted at Conceptual Academy, you can sign up for one of our self-study courses. Thank you for your support!

Thank You For Your Support

Please register for online resources at Conceptual Academy

For those of you still registered here, enter username below and password below that.