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What I learned: Day 3 of AP Chemistry Workshop

By | July 24, 2014

Modeling Chemistry (or physics, or bio) seems to be the perfect prep for the new AP class When looking at the College Board’s recommendations for improving performance on this year’s Free Response Questions, some repeated themes include have students draw particle views of… distinguish between descriptions and explanations have students describe in words what they observe have [...]

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Long time no post…

By | July 21, 2014

Is this thing still on? Much has changed in my life since I last posted. Rather than being overwhelmed by trying to including everything, I’ll just tell you what I’m doing for the rest of the summer. I’m currently attending an AP Chemistry workshop at Taft School. Its the third workshop I’ve attended here (I [...]

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MU Modeling Chemistry Workshop Day 6a

By | August 15, 2011

On Day 6, we begin to take a quantitative look at energy. We used the LOL charts to describe the qualitative role of energy in phase and temperature changes. While we can’t calculate the amount of energy in each of the accounts initially, or at the end, we can measure the energy entering or leaving [...]

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MU Modeling Chemistry Workshop Day 5b

By | August 15, 2011

Energy is an integral part of the modeling curriculum. We began to talk about it a bit in unit two, and will extend the model in unit 3. We started with a discussion of heat vs. temperature (which included viewing a Eureka video): Next, we did a lab (Icy Hot), where we heated a sample [...]

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MU Modeling Chemistry Workshop Day 5a

By | August 15, 2011

Lost my flow preparing for ChemED presentation, ChemED itself, #140edu and the subsequent post-PD summer laze, but better Nate than lever! We started Day 5 by discussing an article by Ronald Gillespie that we’d read the night before. The article discussed topics that the author thought should be included in an introductory college chemistry course.  In [...]

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