AP Chemistry Homepage 2008 - 2009

Course Overview Documents

AP Chemistry Overview
Lab Safety Rules (RTF file)
Three-ring Binder Information
Lab Notebook Information
Lab Report Writing Information (html)
Lab Grading Outline (html) How labs are graded
Personal Introduction Essay (doc)

Group Work Defined

Working in small groups to solve problems is a great way to learn science. Here are a few documents to give group work some shape and definition so that it can be a self-regulating learning tool:

Group Work Information
Group Work Evaluation Form
Group Work Presenter Grading Form

Summer Work

Download and print out the AP Chemistry Overview. Familiarize yourself with the course requirements. Also, take time to review other documents linked on the overview page (also linked above).

Math Skills

Group Activity: Scientific Notation (html)
Additional Examples for Scientific Notation (html)
Homework: Scientific Notation
Group Activity: Dimensional Analysis (html)
Homework: Dimensional Analysis

Atomic Structure

Group Activity: Atomic Structure 1
Group Activity: Atomic Structure 2
Reference: Common Ions Review frequently and be prepared to memorize these ions
See the Syllabus for detailed information about the scheduling of this course. Links to web documents used in the course are all available on the Syllabus.

A few useful links

Chemistry Links
Periodic Table (PDF) from http://www.webelements.com/ Link goes outside the Scarborough School Department Web Site
Periodic Table Image suitable for printing
Periodic Table colored by groups from http://www.chemicool.com/ Link goes outside the Scarborough School Department Web Site
A Reference Sheet of Common Atomic and Polyatomic Ions
Examples of Chemistry Problems
Vapor Pressure of Water Data
A fully-functional scientific calculator for chemistry including a table of useful constants.
A Partial Bibliography of works consulted
And here’s a useful download: a program that will quickly and easily convert units for you. Download and unzip to use.

Teachers and other Professionals:

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