Marin on the Bay APSI
July 17 - 20, 2017
San Domenico School, San Anselmo, CA
- 60 Seconds -- Brain Charge by Dr. Reggie Melrose is the program we use at SPHS. I remember that we saw a YouTube video about a school in Montreal, Canada.
BBC Documentary "ATOM: The Clash of the Titans" -- Summarizes the history of Atomic Theory, the development of Quantum Theory, culminating in the Copenhagen interpretation.
Richard Feynman - "The Rules of Chess" -- The scientific process is analogous to discovering chess.
Transverse Traveling Wave -- Simple, 2-D introduction to waves; relates amplitude, wavelength, & frequency.
Applets -- Primarily for math, physics, & engineering, but the following ones are useful for visualization chemistry.- Thermodynamics: Gas particles simulation models kinetic theory (http://www.falstad.com/gas/)- Quantum Mechanics: Wave functions of molecular orbitals (http://www.falstad.com/qmmo/)
- Molecular Orbitals Applet -- Here is another molecular orbitals applet shared by Matt.
- Cassiopeia Project -- Cassiopeia Project has produced a series of (short) podcasts nicely describing quantum theory:
- Available on iTunes, or the link above.
- K'nex -- Bryan shared a link to the K'nex toy that would make a great building material for tetrahedral and other types of bubbles. Thanks Bryan!
- Learning Objectives List -- Here is list of the L.O.'s by Janny. The learning objectives are written in plain language and fit on one two-sided page.
- Whole Class Inquiry--Creating Student-Centered Science Communities -- Janny mentioned this book in class. This is an NSTA Publication. The book includes videos that demonstrates how inquiry looks in the classroom.
- Atomic Orbitals -- This site allows you to display the various atomic orbitals (s, p, d, & f), but moreover, allows you to display all of a certain subshell together to see how they overlap to form a sphere of electron probability.
- Magnetic Water Molecule Kit -- This is from Educational Innovations. I really like this kit to illustrate ice crystals, hydration of ions, and intermolecular forces of attraction.
- Ben Ku's Web Site -- I mentioned Mr. Ku, my former teaching colleague at South Pasadena High School. Here is a link to his web site.
- Large Post-It Notes -- Here is the link to popping.com where those huge post-it type notes were purchased. They stuck really nicely to the glass. I have found in my classroom that they don't stick as well to the walls. They stick nicely to a clean white board, however.
- Extreme Glow Lightsticks -- Here is the company where I purchased those bright, short-lived light sticks for the kinetics demonstration. You need to purchase quite a few (100) to get free shipping. Remember, when they quote a price like $8.50 each, they are talking about a bag of 10 nightsticks. Keep them in the refrigerator to make them last longer.
|Matthew Batz||Westmont High Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Janny Cahatol||Saratoga High Schoolemail@example.com|
|Jeff Cogorno||Stony Point Academyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paul Groves||South Pasadena High Schoolemail@example.com|
|Justin Louie||Novato High Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Supriya Moore||Monta Vista High Schoolemail@example.com|
|Devin Nelson||Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatoryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bryan Powell||Chowchilla Union High Schoolemail@example.com|
|Maria Reyes||Richmond High Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Virginia Vogl||San Marin High School||Vvogl@nusd.org|
|Ger Walsh||American Foundation School||Geraldine.email@example.com|