UC Riverside 2005
AP Institute
August 1 - 5, 2005

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Monica, Evelyn

Joe, Rishita

Kenny, Maya

David, Sergio

Ricardo, Sergio

Cort, Susan

Ron, Emily

Ryan Moser, Ryan Hays

Karol, Antonia

Matt, Greg


Ryan McClintock

The Participants
Paul Groves South Pasadena High School pgroves@aol.com
Ron Ambrosini Ramona Convent Secondary School ronambros@aol.com
Sergio Arroyo Corcoran High School sarroyo@kings.k12.ca.us
Anne Boshoven Carter High School anne.boshoven@verizon.net
Monica Carter San Joaquin Memorial High School mcarter@sjmhs.org
Ricardo Flores Antelope Valley High School rrflores00@yahoo.com
Cort Fraser Saddleback High School HiHoJa@cox.net
Ryan Hays Paloma Valley High School rhays@puhsd.org
David Houseman Norco High School housema1@hotmail.com
Karol Kloepfer Lincoln High School karolklo@earthlink.net
Evelyn Lacanienta Seabury Hall eblac@earthlink.net
Kenny Lin Fountain Valley High School kennyhlin@excite.com
Ryan McClintock Valencia High School rmcclintock@pylusd.k12.ca.us
Ryan Moser Marist High School rmoser@marisths.org
Antonia Munoz-Jurera   Colony High School brooklyntwin623@yahoo.com
Emily Reigh N/A emilyreigh@hotmail.com
Susan Roche Aliso Niguel high School scroche@capousd.org
Matt Schiller Riverside Poly High School mschiller@rusd.k12.ca.us
Rishita Shah North Hollywood High School Highly Gifted Magnet   coldsparkle@hotmail.com
Maya Sorensen Immaculate Heart High School msorensen@immaculateheart.org
Joe Susilla Knight High School jsusilla@auhsd.org
Greg Zundel San Gorgonio High School gzundel@hotmail.com


United Streaming
This is a an educational media service that can be subscribed to by your high school at a cost of about $1,500 per year. They also have a 30-day free trial.

Zumdahl Powerpoints
Here is Susan Roche's URL for thos useful powerpoint presentations designed to follow the Zumdahl text.

UCR Lab Manual
Here is a copy of the lab manual used for the Chem 1C summer course at UCR. We did experiment #3, Ka of an Indicator.

Paul's Class Schedule--Fall '04
Here is a better copy of the schedule I give out to my students at the start of the year. Changes are made, for instance, we did NOT meet over Winter Break and we pushed back some of the topics up to Spring Break.

Crystals in Gels Labette
This is an UPDATED copy of the Crystals in Gels Labette. We made two of the three gels during the institute.

Rishita's Le Chatelier's Lab
Rishita uses this version of the Le Chatelier's lab based on cobalt chloride. It has instructions and a student handout. It comes from Juniata College's Science in Motion program.

Crucibles: The Story of Chemistry by Bernard Jaffe
Maya is reading this book and says it is a great read. It looks at chemistry through short stories of individual chemists throughout history. Read an excerpt and see if you get hooked, too.

BCCE -- 2006 -- A Great Summer Meeting
ChemEd'2007 -- A Great Summer Meeting
I mentioned that on even-numbered years, there is a big summer chemistry meeting called the BCCE (Biennial Conference in Chemical Education). This next year it will be at Purdue University. On odd-numbered years, you can go to ChemEd. The next one is in Denton, Texas.

pH Rainbow
Fill a graduated cyllinder about 2/3 full of 0.1 M HCl with some universal indicator. Tilt the cylinder and add a few mL of saturated Na2CO3. The dense liquid will sink to the bottom with a purple (basic) color. As the acid and carbonate react to form CO2 gas and H2O, the pH gradient forms a rainbow.

5 Steps to a 5 Review Book
Susan says she was impressed with this book. Here is a site with a couple of opinions (2 good, 1 bad) about the book as well.

From Former Years:
Univerity of Texas Homework Site
This is a site on which you can have students register for your class. The computer will generate and assign homework problems for your students. Each student gets different questions, so no copying of answers is possible. It is free (too good to be true?) I heard about this at the Iowa meeting (BCCE) and received details when I got home. Here is the URL for the U Texas Homework Overview Site: https://hw.utexas.edu/bur/overview.html. My friend says "After you register the service will send you your password so that you can use the site. If you don't hear from someone in a timely fashion, e-mail them. I like this site. There are lots of questions and a variety of questions."

National Chemistry Olympiad
This is part of the American Chemical Society's web site. The multiple choice tests are useful as practice exams for both the NChO Competition in March as well as for AP practice. These exams are kind of heavy in organic. The National Exam each year also includes two open-ended laboratory questions. The older exams can be found on the Chem Team web site (link from chemmybear). I have sorted some of these by topic and use them as additional practice topic by topic. Look for these on my "Handouts by Chapter" list on my AP chemistry class's page.

Chemistry At Work on DVD
The video showing the alkali metals in water (Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs) is supposed to be available from the American Chemical Society. I will try to find the purchase information. The only link I can find is for this CD ROM. Unfortunately, it does not state that the Periodicity of Alkali Metals movie is included.

Hot Potatoes
This is a downloadable free (to educators) program that allows you to make your own online quizzes. Many formats of quizzes are supported.

Some of MY examples of Hot Potatoes Tests:
Naming Compounds (fill in the blank)
Chemical Bonding Practice Test
Midterm Practice Test

People Who Took Chemistry, That's Who!
This 15-minute videotape, intended for high school audiences, promotes the value and importance of chemistry in our daily lives. Male and female chemists from different ethnic backgrounds describe their work using chemistry in various disciplines. The video features the chemistry involved in recycling plastics, analyzing environmental pollution, and producing compact discs, polyester fibers, and other high-technology products. A 52-page user's guide accompanies the video.
Product HS40 for $24.95.
To order, call ACS at (800) ACS-5558.

Atom Bond Or The Atom With The Golden Electron A parody of a James Bond movie. Golden Metallic Bond is sent off to investigate why carbon, nitrogen and other atoms are training themselves into other types of bonds. He discovers their bond school and university, finding that they are all working towards 'Project D'. In the finale, Bond is shown around a giant DNA. All the standard cliches and puns are used to contrive a wave showing each type of bond. 'ATOM' Award winner 1999. Gold Award, Beijing Science Festival 2000.
28 minutes 1999
Classroom Video,Northaven Business Centre, Dean Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5NH
e-mail: sales@classroomvideo.co.uk
or try this US web site, buyindies.com
you can even PREVIEW the video (the whole thing) here

Gels used in the ROYGBV Photoelectric Effect Demo
Roscolux Rx25 (Lt. Red) -- (this leaks a little)
Roscolux Rx22 (Deep Amber)
Roscolux Rx10 (Med. Yellow)
Roscolux Rx 389 (Chroma Green)
Roscolux Rx 68 (Sky Blue)
Roscolux Rx48 (Rose Purple)
I bought my gels at: Premier Lighting

D&S Marketing
Norita showed us the question books from D&S Marketing. The multiple choice questions are written in the same format (non-calculator) as the AP exam. The website has some sample pages to look at. There are free-response questions as well. You need to buy the books in lots of 10.

Demos from Univ of Wisconsin

Flickering Light Bulb
Gordon bought his bulbs at Light Bulbs, Etc. 658 North Tustin Ave., Orange, CA 92867 Tel: (714) 532-1410 for around $10.
I looked all around on the Internet and could find no other sources for those bulbs.

Poem That Makes Sense After Studying Predicting Reactions:
Johnny finding life a bore, drank some H2SO4.
Johnny's father, an M.D., gave him CaCO3.
Johnny's neutralized, it's true,
But now he's full of CO2.