First are some awesome apps:
- Theodore Gray's Elements apps (HERE and HERE and HERE). Super cool. They used to be free, but now they are pricey. As much as my kids have used them, though, the price would have actually been worth it for us. Theodore Gray also has books and a puzzle with the same content, and they're cool, but it's even better on the iPad. If you don't want to cough up the money for the apps, though, there are websites that have about half of the same information, which is also pretty awesome!
- Oresome Elements app. A great game for learning where elements belong on the periodic table. Fun.
Okay, those are our favorite chemistry apps. Additionally, we've also had a periodic table placemat for a few years, which is helpful.
And on to books:
- What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? This compares sizes of things, like amoebas, bacteria, molecules, etc. It's not chemistry, exactly, but introduces chemistry by framing for our kids the microscopic things that make up everything. This book is aimed at little kids, but it would probably be helpful to older kids as well.
- How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients by Adrian Dingle. This simply describes the chemical basis for all kinds of things, which sounds boring, but definitely isn't.
- Periodic Table: Elements with Style! by Basher Books. At first I thought the characters in this book were ninjas, but they're not, just some kind of crazy characters that my boys think are cool. This is kind of an encyclopedia of elements.
- The Mystery of the Periodic Table by Benjamin Wiker. I wrote about this book before HERE. This book is AWESOME.
- Apologia's Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (a textbook). A very helpful book.
I'd love to hear about other great resources you know about!