If you're looking for an alternative to the traditional lab lecture format in general chemistry, look no further than Dave Hanson's Foundations of Chemistry, an activities book for general chemistry. These 66 activities, enough to easily cover a two-semester general chemistry course, will actively engage your students in process-oriented guided-inquiry learning (POGIL) and assist them in becoming better critical thinkers and problem-solvers. Foundations of Chemistry, 4th Edition, is also the most reasonably priced activity book for general chemistry on the market today.


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Instructors are supported through a secure Instructor’s Resources web site that includes access to all activities in both the student and instructor editions. Additional resources from the Faculty Guidebook are also available to support your use of this text.

Please note that we are happy to grant access to the Instructor Resources for instructors who formally adopt the use of this text in their classrooms. Purchase of a single copy of the book does NOT qualify for access; we must either receive an order from your campus bookstore or make arrangements for your students to purchase the book directly from our website). Please contact us if you have any questions or to request access as an adopting instructor.

High School Site License:

For high schools or academies wishing to use Foundations of Chemistry, we offer a High School Site License. This License allows for instructor access to both the student and instructor editions of the book (in electronic format), with full permission to print and distribute activities from the student edition. The HS Site License is good for 3 full academic years. Upon purchase, you will receive a User ID, Password, and instructions for access. We will mail you a Site License Agreement that you should sign and return.

If you're interested in adopting Foundations of Chemistry or would like to talk with us about integrating content into your course, please contact us. We're happy to answer any questions you might have and to guide you through the ordering or adoption process.

To order this book for use in your course, simply provide your campus bookstore with
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Foundations of Chemistry (4th edition)   ISBN: 978-1-60263-504-3

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Foundations of Chemistry

4th Edition (Hanson)

ISBN: 978-1-60263-504-3

$39 + $8 S&H

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Foundations of Chemistry, 4th Ed.:  $350

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