The Curriculum of the Steiner School - Class 7

Notes and Lesson Plans

Working with a Chemistry Kit
updated February 18, 2019


This page has helpful links and LOADS of free resources to help you plan your seventh grade year. Enjoy!



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Working with a Chemistry Kit
for Class 8



Pinterest - Renee Schwartz
My curated collection of visuals! Browse sample main lesson book pages, watercolor paintings, chalkboard drawings, etc. for Chemistry.


FREE eBooks at the Online Waldorf Library
Excellent resource! Published Waldorf curriculum books provided here in PDF format for you to download, keep, and read... for free!


Sample Lessons and Free Curriculum


Other Helpful Resources


Books to Buy

I'm still sorting out my recommendations in this department but I'm really excited about


Michael Faraday's The Chemical History of a Candle:
With Guides to Lectures, Teaching Guides & Student Activities

by William S. Hammack

watch the five Faraday lectures at engineerguy.com
*** you can also download the entire book for free as a PDF ***


The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry:
24 Experiments for Young Scientists

by Sean Connolly


Secrets of Slime Recipe Book:
30 Projects for Stretchable, Squishy, Sensory Fun!

by Jackie Houston


I've been really intimidated by teaching "real" Chemistry (as opposed to the Organic Chemistry: Food & Nutrition block) for years and only attempted it with my third child going through 8th grade.

I don't know if it was the long supply lists full of chemicals or the idea of working with fire or what... but I was pretty freaked out!!

Finally, I bit the bullet and purchased a partially-used chemistry kit, the Thames & Kosmos CHEM C3000, from another Waldorf homeschooling family.


Here are my notes about what Becca and I did together. We spread this topic out throughout the second half of the school year -- instead of condensing it into a single main lesson block -- as one strategy for helping me feel less stressed out. The idea of being organized and ready for a month of Chemistry was too overwhelming for me. As always, I hope my honesty is helpful to others!

If you have other suggestions for homeschool Chemistry resources that feel doable, please share.


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