A+ College Ready - Alabama
A+ College Ready Fall Conference for Advanced Placement Teachers
Shelby County Instructional Service Center
November 12 - 13, 2019
Alabaster, Alabama

The 2019 Course and Exam Description and the AP Classroom

Important Links:

Session I: Particulate Level Representations

Classification of Matter - First Day Activity (Units 3.3, 3.8, 4.3)
Activity (Answers, Comments about the activity)

Chemical Equations and the Particulate Level (Unit 4.3, 4.5)

Questions (Answers)

Phase Changes at the Particulate Level ((Unit 3.3, 4.3)

Gas, liquid and solid (Concord.org)

Energy Transfer (Unit 6.3)

Energy Transfer (Concord.org)

Intermolecular Attractive Forces (Unit 3.1)

Hydrogen Bonding Intermolecular Attractive Forces (Concord.org)

Dipole-dipole and LDF Intermolecular Attractive Forces (Concord.org)

London Dispersion Intermolecular Attractive Forces

Dissolving solid (Unit 4.3, 4.5)

Heterogeneous mixture depicted at the particulate level (Concord.org)

Covalent solid dissolving in water (Concord.org)

Ionic solid dissolving in water (Concord.org movie)

Solution process lecture notes

Titration Curve Activities
Titration Curve PowerPoint (NOTE: This link will download a PowerPoint by Amy Zitzelberger and Jamis Benigna to your computer.)

Gas Law Simulation
For Mac users checkout these notes for running the Gas Laws Animation (old, MoLE, Java) (Unit 3.5) or Gas Laws Animation (.jnlp) (old, MoLE, Java/jnlp) (Unit 3.5) For Mac users checkout these notes to help the first time you download a .JNLP file.

Pressure/Volume Activity This is a guided inquiry activity that directs the student to invent the relationship between the pressure and volume, at constant temperature and moles of gas.
Pressure/Temperature Activity

Gas Law Animation (new, Pearson, HTML5)

Pressure/Volume Activity

Ionic Solids (lecture notes, Models 360 HTML5, Unit 2.2 and 2.3), (lattice Energies lecture notes)

metallic solids (Unit 2.1, 2.4 and 3.3) (Models 360, HTML5)

Covalent solids (Unit 3.3) diamond and graphite (Models 360, HTML5)

molecular solids (Unit 3.3)

First Law Thermodynamics Particulate (Unit 6)

Questions (Unit 6.1)

Calorimetry Simulation with particulate animations (Pearson, HTML5) (Unit 6.4, 6.5, 6.6)

Heat Transfer (calorimetry activity) (Unit 6.4, 6.5, 6.6)

Second Law Thermodynamics Particulate

Entropy (Lecture Notes)

Gas, liquid and solid (Concord.org)

Covalent solid dissolving in water (Concord.org)

Electrolysis (Unit 9.10)

Electrolysis Simulation (Pearson, HTML5)

Faraday's Law

BCE

DCI

ACA

Guided inquiry activity before, during and after class

Student Activity

Guided inquiry activity in laboratory

Teacher Notes

 

Session II: Multiple Choice Mentality

Here is the slide of the PowerPoint Lisa used in this session of the workshop to breakdown a multiple choice question.

Images of the questions investigated during this session are coming soon.

Session III: Stoichiometry and Guided Inquiry (Unit 4.5)

Here is a pdf of the PowerPoint Lisa used in this session of the workshop.

Chemical Equations and the Particulate Level (LO1.18)

Questions (Answers)

Stoichiometry (Pearson HTML5 Next Generation Simulation)

Introduction to ICE/ICF Tables for stoichiometry (LO3.4)

Activity (Answers)

BCE

DCI

ACA

Guided inquiry activity before, during and after class

Doing Problems

Session IV: Chemical Kinetics and Mechanisms

Session V: Thermodynamics (Unit 6 and 9)

Here is a pdf of the PowerPoint Lisa used in this session of the workshop.

Units in Thermochemical Calculations (A classroom resource from the College Board)





Other Useful Web Site

Pearson Project: Next Generation of Computer Simulations

Electrolysis (simulation, HTML5)

Faraday's Law

BCE

DCI

ACA

Guided inquiry activity before, during and after class

Student Activity

Guided inquiry activity in laboratory

Teacher Notes

Article: Chapter 12

BCEs, DCIs and ACAs

Article : Chapter 9

Electrolysis simulation and activities

Chemical Equations

BCE

DCI

ACA

Guided inquiry activity before, during and after class

 

KMT (as of 10/14/16 still a draft version, HTML5)

Kinetic Molecular Theory

BCE

DCI

ACA

Guided inquiry activity before, during and after class

 

Student Activity

Guided inquiry activity in laboratory to investigate the relationship between pressure and volume

Answers to the activity

 

Student Activity

Guided inquiry activity in laboratory to investigate the relationship between pressure and temperature

Answers to the activity

 

Calorimetry (HTML5)

Mass, heat and temperature

BCE

DCI

ACA

Guided inquiry activity before, during and after class to invent the relationship between mass, heat and temperature

Specific heat

BCE

DCI

ACA

Additional activity to invent specific heat and it application

Heat of dissolution and heat of reaction

BCE

DCI

ACA

Using new simulation to investigate heat of dissolution and heat of reaction.

Heat of Transfer

 

Using new simulation to investigate heat transfer.

 

Future Simulations.....

Inquiry Activities Using BCEs, DCIs and ACAs

Electrochemical Cells

Cell Potential under non-standard conditions

BCE

DCI

ACA

 

 

 

MoLE Activities

Web Site

Before, During and After Class Learning Cycle Activities

Web Site (faculty web site...not for students)

Web Site (give this address to your students)

Tom Greenbowe's Simulations

Web Site

Additional Data Sources

Molecular Workbench

pHET

MERLOT

Chemical Education Digital Library

Roy Tasker

Sample BCE introduction

Particulate example (Meeting data, Spring 2014 data)

Macroscopic Example (Meeting data, Spring 2014 data)

Additional Links

iSpartan

VSEPR and additional WaveFunction apps

Session II: PhotoElectron Spectroscopy

Webcast by Jamie Benigna

Atomic Structure

Student Activity Electronic Structure Part I

Student Activity Electronic Structure Part II

BCE (Bohr model)

BCE (Coulomb's law)

ACA (Coulomb's law)

Electron Configuration

Periodicity Lecture Notes

Coulomb's Law comments

Guided inquiry activities to invent the concept of electrons in shells (Part I) and electrons in subshells (Part II)

Answers to Part I

Answers to Part II

PowerPoint

Complex Energy Level Diagram

 

PES Spectra for elements 1 - 21

Sample PES MC Questions