Valley View High School
Carter High School
Grand Terrace High
Colton High School
Oak Hills High School
La Mirada High School
Temecula Valley High School
John F. Kennedy High School
South Pasadena High School
Resources 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.
- PhET--These are simulations in physics and chemistry. Angie shared one about the Photoelectric Effect. There is one on acid-base chemistry.
- Lee Marek Demonstration Videos--These are videos of demonstrations by Lee Marek (Chicago Area) including the "gummi bear sacrifice". These demonstrations are spectacular, but dangerous.
- 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.
- Potato Lab--The potato labette we did has a handout. It did not make it into the notebook.
- Oxygen Video--This is Oxygen, produced at the Ringling College of Art + Design as a thesis in Computer Animation. Learn a little bit of basic chemistry while watching Oxygen try to make friends in Element-ary school. Sabra's students love this video.
- First Ten Elements--This is a video song that goes over the first 10 elements. Steve's kids like it.
- Exploding Egg Demo--Here is Steve Spangler doing this demonstration that Rodger described without a blast shield.
- GPB.ORG--This is Georgia Public Broadcasting. They have free videos of chemistry topics, but there are also accompanying Note-Taking Guides and Labs. More information is available to the teacher, but you have to purchase it. Not too expensive, however, according to Michael.
Tetrahedral Dog Toy--I've been watching and have not seen ANY tetrahedral-shaped dog toys online or in the store. This one comes with the center and one ball. You can buy two extra balls. To make a great tetrahedral model, you would need to buy two extra ball kits and the central toy. This place is a wholesale house. If you want the toy, the two extra ball packs, there is a shipping and a minimum order charge. It comes out to $41! Maybe I should keep looking.
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 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]
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.