Riverside Poly High School
Edison High School
Don Antonio Lugo High School
Jurupa Valley High School
California Military Institute
Coachella Valley High School
Bloomington High School
Canyon Springs High School
Arlington High School
Damien High School
Citrus Valley High School
Rancho Verdi High School
Western Christian High School
La Costa Canyon High School
Sierra Vista High School
Cheri Gail Sy
Lynwood High School
Southwest High School
Hesperia High School
Resources from Paul or Mentioned During the Institute
- Atom Bond, The Atom with the Golden Electron--This is the strange video we saw that uses a lot of great bonding ideas. Be warned that this file has a scene implying that Gold and Chlorine are in bed trying to bond (unsuccessfully).
- TOPS--This is the traveling van of Instrumentation and Lab from Occidental College. The first year is free.
- PhET--These are simulations in physics and chemistry. There is one on acid-base chemistry. I have not explored the chemistry ones, yet, but the physics ones are good.
- Science Geek--Lots of good resources here, especially if you use Zumdahl as your textbook.
- Electrochemistry Animation--Someone shared this with me. It fits nicely with our electrolysis labette.
- Chang Book Resouces--The McGraw Hill Representative told us about this web site. The students can access some resources without a password. You have the password to access MORE resources including a test question generator!!
Answers: Hydrolysis Labette [Word]
- Paul's AP Audit Syllabus--Paul's Syllabus for the AP Audit. It indicates chapter-by-chapter the Big Ideas, Calculations, Labs and Demos. It might be a good resource for you.
- Topics that are not part of the AP Curriculum (Chang)--I went through the Chang book (since we all have a copy) and annotated the topics that could be skipped. Many of them would make great independent reading assignments or extra credit opportunities.
- Potato LabThe potato labette we did has a new handout. It did not make it into the notebook.
- BCCE 2012--The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education will be held at Penn State next summer. I think I may go since it will be after our UCR class.
- TV Green--This is a nice collection of resources, notes, powerpoints, etc. Especially if you use Zumdahl.
- The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation--This is an amazing program for brand new teachers that Heather told us about. If YOU are a brand new teacher or if you KNOW someone who is brand new, get them to apply.
This worksheet is not as obvious as the others and deserves an answer sheet. I am understanding more and more about conjugate acids and bases and I may go back and revise this labette. I wanted two examples of conjugate bases of weak acids and two examples of conjugate acids of weak bases. The conjugate bases were fine (acetate ion and sulfite ion). I am learning that the only common conjugate acid of a weak base is ammonium ion. Read the explanation to see what I mean. Just to let you know... even after 25 years of teaching AP chemistry, I am still learning and refining my understanding of this stuff!
Lab Handout: Analysis of a Zinc-Aluminum Alloy (.pdf)
Here is the handout of the lab we performed on campus on Tuesday.
ChemEd -- A Great Summer Meeting
On even-numbered years, there is a big summer chemistry meeting called the BCCE (Biennial Conference in Chemical Education). In 2010 it was at Denton, TX. On odd-numbered years, you can go to ChemEd. In 2011 it will be in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Here is a link.
Gels (theatrical cellophane) used in the ROYGBV Photoelectric Effect Demo
Roscolux Rx25 (Lt. Red) -- (this leaks a little)
Roscolux Rx22 (Deep Amber)
Roscolux Rx10 (Med. Yellow)
[Note: I put some of the Med. Yellow behind the Red and Orange windows, too.]
Roscolux Rx 389 (Chroma Green)
Roscolux Rx 68 (Sky Blue)
Roscolux Rx48 (Rose Purple)
I bought my gels at: Premier Lighting.
Here are a couple of my Written Lecture and Lab Notes in their original condition... so you can see the pictures better.
- Atomic Structure and Bonding Lecture [Word | Acrobat]
- Predicting Reactions Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]
- Equilibrium Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]
- Redox Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]
Great Resources from the Participants!
Resources From Former Years:
Website: Activity of Metals Simulation
John Gelder at Oklahoma State University has many useful simulations and animations that he uses in this chemistry classes as well as his distance learning classes. It is worth looking around his site for little gems such as this one. They may be part of his chemistry courses. Explore.
Website: Tom Greenbowe at Iowa State--Lab Simulations
I have worked on some committees with Tom Greenbowe and he has been developing some great-looking laboratory simulations. This looks like the main page for finding all of them, but I haven't fully explored the site. They generally have nice graphics and are interactive.