Experience Chemistry Student Experience Notebook

Interactive eText and write-in student book 

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With Experience Chemistry, we’ve transformed the traditional textbook into a modern interactive notebook that students will actually use. Students DO chemistry first - by interacting with phenomena and completing hands-on inquiry labs and activities. Then students complete readings, formative assessments and math practice in their Student Experience Notebooks. This gives them real-world context for their readings and the background knowledge necessary to tackle more elaborate activities such as engineering design challenges and peer review.

The Student Experience Notebook is a place for students to write, clarify ideas, and make a record as a scientist. It’s an interactive tool that promotes scientific understanding and anchors phenomena-based, experiential learning.

Experience Chemistry high school chemistry curriculum Student Experience Notebook sample.

Does this sound too familiar?

“Our chemistry books sit on a shelf in the back of the room, and we just use them for practice problems.”



Reinvented chemistry textbook improves science learning.

Advance Student Thinking

  • Deepens students’ understanding as they write and sketch their observations, generate questions, and gather data
  • Develops students’ reasoning as they explain phenomena while completing hands-on and digital activities
  • Focuses students on science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts through targeted question prompts
Experience Chemistry high school chemistry curriculum textbook sample lesson.
Experience Chemistry high school chemistry curriculum textbook sample lesson.

Apply Claim-Evidence-Reasoning

  • Inspires careful observation of phenomena, poses critical thought questions, and promotes the development of initial claims
  • Encourages repeated data analysis, reflection, and revision of ideas while uncovering new information
  • Stimulates the synthesis of ideas and conclusions using evidence

Write and Talk about Science

  • Strengthens literacy and communication skills through frequent journaling – increasing comfort level with academic language
  • Lets students practice nonfiction writing – descriptive, labeling, procedural, explanatory, and narrative
  • Cultivates important skills of analysis and critical thinking while encountering new data points
Experience Chemistry high school chemistry curriculum textbook sample lesson.