This workshop is designed for teachers who are beginning their careers as AP Chemistry teachers. Time will be spent during the sessions on the nature of the AP program and on structuring an AP Chemistry course. Time will be given to prepare an AP syllabus for the audit. Many labs are discussed and teachers are given an opportunity to do a number of typical labs appropriate for AP Chemistry.
Topics that are often covered are atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, states of matter, complex ions, kinetics, equilibrium, instrumentation, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. However, topics may be adjusted to meet the needs of the group. The workshop makes considerable use of the graphing calculator and other data collection devices. Typical AP problems and essays are discussed, and strategies for enabling students to perform well on the AP exam will be shared.
Included with the questions are scoring guidelines, sample student The free-response section emphasizes solving in-depth problems and writing essays where knowledge .How prepared are you for your AP Chemistry Test/Exam?
Carol has been an AP Reader for 13 years, served on the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee for 9 years, and served 2 years on the AP Chemistry Curriculum Redesign Committee.