UC Riverside 2006
AP Institute
July 30 - August 4, 2006

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Andre Walaszek

Anthony Fernandes

Brian Miller

Cathy Burton

Crystal Miller

Douglas Martin

Eric Wolf

James Dunn

Jessica Chang

Jin Zhou

Joe Susilla

Jose Marquez

Joyce Mochizuki

Katelyn Lawrence

Maria Martin

Mario Morales

Melissa Price

Randall Pierpoint

Rodger Golgart

Sarah Mutuku

Smriti "Kay" Koodanjeri

Vicki Mizner

The Participants
Cathy Burton Faith Baptist Schools cathyburton@faithbaptist.org
Jessica Chang Monrovia High School meihan_1999@yahoo.com
Jim Dunn Kaiser High School dunnjs@fusd.net
Anthony Fernandes La Salle High School afernandes@lasallehs.org
Rodger Golgart Colton High School rodger_golgart@colton.k12.ca.us
Paul Groves South Pasadena High School pgroves@aol.com
Smriti Koodanjeri Flintridge Preparatory skoodan@hotmail.com
Katelyn Lawrence California High School lawrencekatelyn@yahoo.com
Jose Marquez Diamond Ranch High School jmdogs93@yahoo.com
Douglas Martin Lancaster High School dmartin@avhsd.org
Maria Martin Alhambra High School marig@rocketmail.com
Brian Miller La Salle High School bmiller@lasallehs.org
Crystal Miller The Ensworth School millerc@ensworth.com
Vicki Mizner Hanford West High School vmizner@comcast.net
Joyce Mochizuki Desert Mirage High School joyce.mochizuki@coachella.k12.ca.us
Mario Morales Workman High School mmorales@hlpusd.k12.ca.us
Sarah Mutuku Channel Islands High School smutuku@ouhsd.k12.ca.us
Randall Pierpoint Vista del Lago High School rpierpoint@mvusd.k12.ca.us
Melissa Price Redlands Academy mprice@redlandsacademy.org
Joe Susilla Knight High School jsusilla@avhsd.org
Andre Walaszek Colony High School chemoverlord@hotmail.com
Eric Wolf Alhambra High School prodigaleric@yahoo.com
Jin Zhou West Covina High School jinzhou01@yahoo.com


Electrolysis Labette:
This has always been a verbal labette. I tried to write it up so you can use it. [Word | Acrobat]

Here are a couple of my Written Lecture and Lab Notes in their original condition... so you can see the pictures better.
  1. Atomic Structure and Bonding Lecture [Word | Acrobat]
  2. Predicting Reactions Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]
  3. Equilibrium Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]
  4. Redox Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]

Harvey Gendreau's Website:
Follow the link on the left side of the page that says AP Chem Exams for Teachers.

Online Tutorials:
I especially like the ones about The Zinc-Copper Cells and Acid-Base Titrations.

Lee Marek's Chemistry Classics Video:
This video has the two 1950's films (Properties of Gases & Properties of Liquids) as well as Cliff Schraeder throwing chunks of sodium into a strip mine runoff pond.

van der Waals Forces:
This website has a couple of great animations showing dipole-dipole and London Forces (both considered van der Waals forces).

Chromate-Dichromate Equilibrium:
I found this site when I was looking for a picture of the chromate-dichromate Le Chatelier's demonstration. It is actually a cute little interactive website.

Some interesting media files to accompany a Prentice Hall Book.

Atom Builder:
This is a cute Shockwave program that asks you to build a stable atom by creating proton and neutrons (using quarks) and placing the protons, neutrons, and electrons in the correct places. Try it.

From Former Years:
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.

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

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

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.

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
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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

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.