Judy Hartman (US Naval Academy), Don Dahm (Rowan Univ.), and Eric Nelson (retired) have prepared materials designed to apply findings of cognitive science to help

  • Instructors to move a part of lecture content to study time, and
  • Students master fundamentals of first-year chemistry.

Below is a list of those resources.

1.   Free Lessons.  The first two chapters of our general chemistry ebook are posted for free student use (and as possible homework assignments from instructors) at

Quizzes on those first two chapters are posted at www.ChemReview.Net/Mods1and2Quiz.docx in a format that allows you to select, add, and edit questions.

2.   Textbooks.  Available are:

  • For General/AP-level chemistry, a 39 chapter tutorial text, and
  • For courses aimed at preparing students for general chemistry, a 24 chapter text.

The “active reading” format promotes comprehension and mastery of content, allowing more time in class for demonstrations, problem solving, and other instructor-guided activities.

Both texts are available from W. W. Norton in paperback and ebook versions.  Free review copies can be obtained by both college and secondary instructors.  For details:


The Preparatory/GOB text has been reviewed in the Journal of Chemical Education at  JCE Review  and on Amazon at  Amazon Reviews

Special book order information for AP and high school instructors is here:


3.   Quizzes:  For instructors using the books or ebooks with classes, editable weekly quizzes are available on the content.

  • Quizzes for the preparatory and general chemistry lessons can be obtained by sending an email to Quizzes@ChemReview.Net 
  •  Include in your email which text (Prep or Gen Chem) you would like quizzes for.

4.   Activities:  Challenging problems that can be worked in class with instructor guidance are available for all chapters of the general chemistry tutorials.  For details, contact

#  #  #  #  #

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *