My son just completed a home school co-op chemistry course that used a challenging textbook. He finished with the highest grade in the class. In preparation for the class, we started watching these DVDs the summer before class started and continued periodically throughout the school year. The instructor is engaging, humorous without being silly, and effective in his explanations. We loved it. He set a positive and enthusiastic tone, and piqued interest for my son as he started his class last fall. Although strictly a supplement, I feel it was an invaluable resource that contributed to my son's interest and success in his class and I highly recommend it!
My two teens had done Chemistry 101 this year and loved it!!! We also included other homeschoolers in on our field trips, which my students really enjoyed. The students really learn about Chemistry through a godly perspective. Wes and his wife did a fabulous job of incorporating Greek and Latin terminology, research, lab, field trips and classroom video sessions. Both my students (1 advanced in science and the other an artist) loved, loved it!
Bless they're hearts that God would have them do a work such as this!
We enjoyed Wes Olson's Biology 101, so when I saw Chemistry 101 I purchased it in spite of the fact we are done homeschooling our son. He and I are enjoying this DVD immensely. Wes Olson has a very engaging way of explaining things, and the program is well made. He makes the history of chemistry easy to take in, and his explanation of the Periodic Table is the best I've ever heard.