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Conquer Chemistry Woes Using NSTA's More Chemistry Basics: Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It


ARLINGTON, Va., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Teachers, parents, and home-school providers looking to brush up on chemistry concepts will love the ninth book in the popular Stop Faking It! series. Bestselling and award-winning author Bill Robertson uses easy-to-follow activities, humor, and his usual direct approach to take the anxiety out of chemistry and maximize content knowledge.

Robertson begins with a review of fundamental topics such as the periodic table, atomic theory, and chemical reactions. Later chapters introduce new chemistry concepts, such as special reactions, and expand on previously discussed ideas, such as electron energy levels. These pages comprise key definitions, activities designed to aid in the comprehension of central concepts, suggestions for applying the concepts, and a complete glossary available for reference. Brian Diskin's amusing illustrations, featured throughout, are an added bonus.

More Chemistry Basics is an invaluable resource that provides teachers, as well as homework-helping parents and home-school providers, with renewed confidence in their understanding of chemistry content.

About the Author William C. Robertson has written nine Stop Faking It! books to date, drawing on his many years of experience as a college physics instructor, cognitive science researcher, curriculum developer, science reviewer, and teacher workshop leader as inspiration for his informative but humorous approach to science.

You can browse sample pages of this new book free at the NSTA Science Store website at

For additional information or to purchase More Chemistry Basics: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store at To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. Outside the United States and Canada, call 301-638-0200. The 153-page book is priced at $24.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $19.96. (Stock # PB169X9, ISBN # 978-1-93353-147-2) The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press produces 15-25 new books each year. Focused on the preK-college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies.

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