Chemistry 6 to 12
The annotated bibliography that follows includes basic references that you may find useful in preparing for the exam. Each resource is linked to the competencies and skills found in Section 3 of this guide.
This bibliography is representative of the most important and most comprehensive texts as reflected in the competencies and skills. The Florida Department of Education does not endorse these references as the only appropriate sources for review; many comparable texts currently used in teacher preparation programs also cover the competencies and skills that are tested on the exam.
American Chemical Society. Chemical safety for teachers and their supervisors grades 7 to 12. (2001). Washington, DC: Author. [Online].
Provides practical information about safe handling of chemicals, teaching safety to students, and disposal information. Useful for review of competency 8.
American Chemical Society. Chemistry in the community (5th ed.). (2006). Gordonsville, VA: W. H. Freeman & Co.
Highlights relevance of chemistry, including nuclear chemistry, to everyday life. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 8.
Brady, J. E., & Senese, F. (2004). Chemistry: Matter and its changes (4th ed.). New York: Wiley.
Provides a mainstream, midlevel introduction to general chemistry. Focuses on problem-solving strategies with an emphasis on development of critical thinking and reasoning skills. Visual summaries provide step-by-step approaches to working out problems. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 5 and 7.
Brown, T. L., LeMay, H. E., Bursten, B. E., & Murphy, C. J. (2008). Chemistry: The central science (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Uses innovative pedagogy, functional problem solving, and visuals to teach concepts and skills. Provides comprehensive, accurate, and current examples and exercises. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 7.
Chang, R. (2009). Chemistry (10th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Balances theory and application by incorporating examples and helping students visualize three-dimensional atomic and molecular structures. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 7.
Davis, R. E., Metcalfe, H. C., Williams, J. E., & Castka, J. E. (2006). Modern chemistry (6th ed.). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
Emphasizes the fundamentals of chemistry and problem solving. Provides a bank of laboratory experiences to develop understanding of scientific inquiry, concepts, and experimentation. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 8.
Dingrando, L., Tallman, K., Hainen, N., & Wistrom, C. (2005). Chemistry: Matter and change. New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill.
Considers multiple learning styles and differentiated instruction. Includes a variety of skill, knowledge, performance, and portfolio assessments correlated to the National Science Education Content Standards. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 8.
Florida Department of Education, Division of K–12 Public Schools, Bureau of Instruction and Innovation, Curriculum Support Section. (n.d.). Science laboratory safety support information. [Online].
Intended to help educators and students identify and examine science classrooms and chemical storage areas and make them as safe as possible. Based on State Board of Education Rules, Florida law, and criteria established by members of the Florida Association of Science Supervisors. Useful for review of competency 8.
Florida Department of Education, Office of Educational Facilities. (2006). Chemical hygiene and laboratory safety plan. [Online].
Contains information and policies on laboratory safety in schools. Useful for review of competency 8.
Kotz, J. C., Treichel, P. M., & Weaver, G. C. (2006). Chemistry & chemical reactivity (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Provides a broad overview of the principles of chemistry and the reactivity of chemical elements and compounds. Emphasizes applications such as the chemical aspects of the world, materials important to the economy, contributions of chemistry to health care, and the role of chemists in protecting the environment. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 7.
National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment, National Research Council. (1996). National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
Presents an overview of the standards for science content, professional development, assessment, and science teaching. Helpful review of science content standards for new teachers, change-of-career teachers, and practicing teachers. Useful for review of competency 6.
National Science Teachers Association. (2007). NSTA position statement: Liability of science educators for laboratory safety. [Online].
Identifies the responsibilities of science teachers, school administrators, district personnel, and school board members for ensuring safety in school science laboratories. Useful for review of competency 8.
National Science Teachers Association. (2004). NSTA position statement: Students with disabilities. [Online].
Provides strategies to overcome barriers to science learning for students with disabilities. Useful for review of competency 8.
Olmsted, J., III, & Williams, G. M. (2006). Chemistry (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Focuses on viewing and thinking about the world in terms of chemistry. Emphasizes considering how chemical phenomena are governed by what happens at the molecular level, applying critical thinking skills to chemical concepts and problems, and mastering basic mathematical techniques for quantitative reasoning. Useful for review of competencies 1–7.
Olson, S., & Loucks-Horsley, S. (Eds.) (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A guide for teaching and learning. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
Focuses on an in-depth examination of the characteristics of scientific inquiry and inquiry teaching at all grades. Useful for review of competency 6.
Silberberg, M. (2008). Chemistry: The molecular nature of matter and change (3rd ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Contains macroscopic to microscopic molecular illustrations, step-by-step exercises, and sample problems that provide connections to disciplines such as engineering, medicine, materials, and environmental studies. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 7.
Skoog, D. A., West, D. M., Holler, F. J., & Crouch, S. R. (2004). Fundamentals of analytical chemistry (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Introduces the principles and practices of quantitative chemistry. Assumes knowledge of general chemistry. Useful for in-depth review of competencies 1, 4, 6, and 7.
Texley, J., Terry, K., & Summers, J. (2004). Investigating safely: A guide for high school teachers. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
Examines the special safety requirements of specific disciplines such as physics, chemistry, Earth/space science, and biology. Topics include equipping labs, storing and disposing of chemicals and other hazardous materials, maintaining documentation, and organizing field trips. Discusses how to accommodate students with special needs as well as how to help students share responsibility for safety in science classes. Useful for review of competency 8.
Timberlake, K. (2008). Chemistry: An introduction to general, organic and biological chemistry (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Contains basic information covered in freshman general chemistry courses. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 7.
Wilbraham, A. C., Staley, D. D., Matta, M. S., & Waterman, E. L. (2006). Chemistry. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Includes problems that help learners interpret data and develop critical thinking skills. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 8.
Zumdahl, S. S., & Zumdahl, S. A. (2006). Chemistry (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Provides a comprehensive overview of general chemistry. General college text. Useful for review of competencies 1 to 7.
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