AP TIP IN
July 10 - 13, 2018
Pike High School, Indianapolis, IN
- Tyler DeWitt--Hydrogen Bonding & Common Mistakes -- This is a video suggested by one of the participants. Tyler has many other videos as well for chemistry.
- Prof Dave -- Katie shared this resource. She says that "this guy is awesome. Here’s a video I use all the time."
- PTable.com -- This site shows a periodic table and as you move over the elements you can see the atomic orbitals and even the orbital diagram. Pretty cool.
- Finger Beam Lights -- These were suggested as an alternative way to do the ROYGBV demonstration as a student-centered labette. They cost about $8 per dozen (a dozen sets of lights.) Anna reported that you can find them on Amazon.com as well.
- Khan Academy -- Chris sent me this link for the AP chemistry resources on Khan Academy.
- The Poisoner's Handbook --Michelle Salomon spoke about this video in class. It is from the PBS series, The American Experience. The movie is 1:52:42 in length. There are worksheets that students can do with the movie if you google it or you could have them do projects related to the substances discussed.
- Desmos,com -- A free graphing utility online. I found the following YouTube Video by a physics teacher using the graph for best fit lines helpful for total beginners, like me.
- Flinn's Free Resources -- Flinn has made many videos of demonstrations that are available on their site for free. I'm not sure of a reliable way to find them, but they are there. In addition to chemical demonstrations, there are downloadable .pdf's giving instructions as well. There are great ideas here.
- Ben Ku's Web Site -- I only mentioned Mr. Ku about a hundred times during the APSI. Here is a link to his web site where he has links to the videos that accompany the Honors and AP curriculum.
- 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.
- AP Supports 2019 -- Here is the link for the College Board web site describing the new supports that will be available for the 2019-2020 school year. This includes the AP Test Bank, Unit Guides, etc.
- Extreme Glow Nightsticks -- 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 Demo Information -- Here is specific information about the demonstration with the theatrical gels (cellophane) which is an analogy for the photoelectric effect.
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 mentioned that there are sample booklets that contain a small sample (1.75" x 3.25") of each gel from this company. You can find them online by following the link at the beginning of this note. I did a Google search for "Roscolux sample book" and found several sources. The least expensive one ($1.50) is the one I linked above. They also sell sample books with 3" x 6" samples for about $25.
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