Curriculum Updates

Curriculum Updates

Most recent update to this page:  9/3/22

“The Brain” is being updated!

I hope to have this update finished by the end of October, 2022. If you have purchased this in the past and would like a free digital update, you can contact me by email to receive a link.


“Cells” in now in its 2nd edition

If you purchased this in the past and would like to receive the update in digital version, request by emailing me:


“Mapping the World” and “Mapping the Body”

These are now available on a USB flash drive so you don’t have to access the internet to get the video lessons.   Some of the features of the “Mapping the Body” course are online and can’t be transferred to the flash drive, such as the interactive online quizzes, or the online labs.  The USB option is best for people who have sporadic Internet access or who live in areas with no Internet access.  If you get the USB option and then decide you need online access, you can email me and let me know.


“The Elements” is now the 5th edition

The changes made to this newest edition were to update all the Periodic Tables to include all the names of the elements up through 118, to remove suggested links to websites that no longer exist, to include some sample pages from my new coloring book, and to add a few activities, and to make some other minor tweaks.


“Carbon Chemistry” is now the 2nd edition

If you own the first edition and would like a free digital copy of the 2nd edition, go to my estore and order the digital download Carbon Chemistry, and use a special coupon code at at checkout to receive 100 percent discount.  The coupon code is the last word on page 39 of your first edition.

I took out the chapters on fats, proteins, and carbohydrates and added a chapter about radioactive carbon.  Those chapters on food chemistry will now appear (in a drastically altered form!) in my new book “Dissect your Dinner” that I hope to have completed in the spring of 2022.


Errata:  Rocks and Dirt

The missing words at the bottom of page 8 are:  “the elements titanium and iron mixed into the Al2O3.)”

The answer key for 2.4 should read as follows:
2) gypsum 3) magnetite 8) malachite 9) feldspar 10) topaz 11) talc 15) pitchblende 17) fluorite 18) bauxite
19) apatite 20) pyrite 22) ulexite 23) sphalerite
1) diamond 2) galena 4) graphite 5) barite 6) beryl 7) hematite 12) cinnabar 13) calcite 14) corundum
16) halite 18) biotite 21) quartz

The download and the printed booklets were updated on Oct. 1, 2018.


“Dissect Your Dinner” (food chemistry) is halfway done

I had to put this aside to get other books finished, but plan to take it up again at the end of 2021 and try to have it finished by late spring 2022.