AP in the OC
July 24 - 27, 2017
Beckman High School, Irvine, CA


  • John Bergmann YouTube Channel -- On his channel are videos teaching teachers about flipped classroom.  He also has chemistry videos.
  • PES Webcast -- This is Jamie Benigna's webcast about PhotoElectron Spectroscopy.
  • Flinn's eLearning Site -- Flinn has organized their videos about various teaching ideas and demonstrations into a professional development site.  You can set up an account for free.  There is a cost if you want to get university credit.  There are great ideas here.
  • 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.
  • ROYGBV (Photoelectric Effect Analogy Demo) -- Here is the information about the theatrical gels that I used:
    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.
Beverly Lynch, Christina Hellwig, Erin Lurker, Kelly Im
Beverly Lynch, Christina Hellwig, Erin Lurker, Kelly Im
Arturo Avilés, Sin-Ling Sit, Mike Tran
Arturo Avilés, Sin-Ling Sit, Mike Tran
David Kim (above), Long Nguyen (below)
David Kim (above), Long Nguyen (below)

Arturo AvilesDamien High School art10736@gmail.com
Paul GrovesSouth Pasadena High Schoolpgroves@aol.com
Christina HellwigSan Juan Hills High Schoolclhellwig@capousd.org
Kelly ImBeckman High Schoolkim@tustin.k12.ca.us
David KimBeckman High Schooldkim@tustin.k12.ca.us
Erin LurkerSaddleback Valley Christian Schoolselurker@svcschools.org
Beverly LynchGarden Grove Highblynch@ggusd.us
Long NguyenBishop Montgomery High Schoollnguyen@bmhs-la.org
Siu-Ling SitBeckman High Schoolssit@tustin.k12.ca.us
Mike TranBeckman High Schoolmtran@tustin.k12.ca.us