Chemistry Study Guide: Form 3-4 (grades 7-9)

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In this Form 3-4 (grades 7-9) study guide, students will study the development of modern chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, and chemical reactions.  The following items are included:

  • Reading assignments
  • Activities based on the readings
  • Recommended supplemental books, videos, and articles
  • Notebooking prompts
  • Discussion prompts
  • Suggested biographies for students who take a particular interest in this topic
  • Links to current events
  • Supply lists and printable resources
  • Exam questions

Spine Text:

This study guide accompanies the living book The Mystery of the Periodic Table by Benjamin Wiker. (Bethlehem Books, 2013) It is available on Amazon, but for a more extensive used-copy search, try

  • 163 pages, 18 chapters
  • Reading Level: Grade 6 and up
  • Prerequisites: none


If your student has already read this book, then I don’t suggest they read it again just to complete the guide. Instead, I would recommend they just get started with High School Chemistry. There are important aspects of chemical reactions included in the experiments suggested in the guide that are not covered in the book, but Miss. Mason would definitely be opposed to the student re-reading a book.


This study guide includes 33 lessons, each requiring approximately 30-40 minutes. You can either schedule it:

  • Three times a week for 11 weeks allowing for exams during the 12th week, or
  • Once a week for an entire year, allowing time for exams at the end of each term, and including other science subjects on the other days of the week.

Sample Lessons: 

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