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Course SummaryReorganize your AP chemistry classes using the resources in this engaging lesson plan course. Text and video lessons, transcripts and quizzes can be easily adapted into your own curriculum to help you prepare your students to master these topics and prepare for the AP exam.
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How It Works
You can use this AP chemistry course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
- Chapters - Each chapter covers a unit of AP chemistry, from experimental lab chemistry and phase changes to stoichiometry and redox reactions. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific AP chemistry course.
- Lessons - Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bite-sized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like early atomic theory or solubility curves. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
- Key Terms - Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on titration includes key terms like equivalence point, titrant, and standard solution.
As you work on your AP chemistry lesson plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
- Introduce Topics - Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like nuclear chemistry if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumping-off point for a lecture, group activity, or class discussion.
- Break Up Lectures - The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize topics like Lewis dot structures and RICE tables.
- Assign For Homework - Each lesson in the course, from converting units in the metric system to writing chemical equations, can be assigned to your students as homework.
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
- Lecture Notes - Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on chemical bonds or kinetics? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
- Student Reading - Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about the periodic table's diagonal relationships, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
- Study Tools - When it's time for a unit exam on atomic structure, you can point your students to the transcripts on electron configurations, the Bohr model, and related topics to help them study.
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
- Homework - Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from methods for separating mixtures to factors affecting chemical reaction rates.
- Tests - You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on organic chemistry? There are plenty!
- Discussions - Jump-start a discussion with questions like: What's the difference between an endothermic and an exothermic reaction?
Below is a sketch of the AP chemistry syllabus modeled on a 16-week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
|Week||Unit||Sample of Topics Covered|
|Week 1||AP Chemistry: Experimental Laboratory Chemistry||Units in the metric system, dimensional analysis, scientific notation, lab safety rules, chemistry lab equipment|
|Week 2||AP Chemistry: Properties of Matter||Matter's physical and chemical properties, states of matter, methods for separating mixtures, Beer's law|
|Week 3||AP Chemistry: Atomic Structure||Early atomic theory, average atomic mass, Avogadro's number, diamagnetism and paramagnetism, the de Broglie hypothesis|
|Week 4||AP Chemistry: The Periodic Table of Elements||Valence electrons, atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy, electronegativity, transition metals|
|Week 5||AP Chemistry: Nuclear Chemistry||Radioactive decay, nuclear equations, half-life calculations, mass-energy conversion, nuclear chemistry's applications|
|Week 6||AP Chemistry: Bonding||Polar covalent and hydrogen bonds, properties of ionic and covalent compounds, Lewis dot structures, Van der Waal's forces, molecular orbital theory|
|Week 7||AP Chemistry: Phase Changes for Liquids and Solids||Kinetic molecular theory, phase diagrams, heat of fusion, heat of vaporization, heating curves|
|Week 8||AP Chemistry: Gases||Properties of gases, Dalton's law of partial pressures, the Boltzmann distribution, Boyle's law and Charles' law, applications of the ideal gas law|
|Week 9||AP Chemistry: Solutions||Dissolution rate, solubility curves, molarity and molality concentrations, colligative properties, solubility of gases|
|Week 10||AP Chemistry: Stoichiometry and Chemical Equations||Mole-to-mole ratios, mass-to-mass calculations, limiting and excess reactants, reaction and percentage yields, percent composition, hydrates|
|Week 11||AP Chemistry: Acids, Bases, and Chemical Reactions||The Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry definitions of acids and bases, decomposition and synthesis reactions, the pH scale, precipitation reactions, oxidizing and reducing agents, combustion reactions|
|Week 12||AP Chemistry: Equilibrium||Le Chatelier's principle, equilibrium constant, equilibrium quotient, RICE tables, the common ion effect, acid-base buffers, titration|
|Week 13||AP Chemistry: Kinetics||Factors affecting chemical reaction rates, rate laws, collision theory, activation energy, reaction mechanisms, rate constants and equilibrium constants|
|Week 14||AP Chemistry: Thermodynamics||The laws of thermodynamics, state functions, enthalpy and entropy, bond energy, calorimetry, exothermic and endothermic reactions, electrochemistry|
|Week 15||AP Chemistry: Organic Chemistry||Carbon compounds, organic molecules, monomers and polymers, lipid and carbohydrate structure, protein function, organic reactions|
|Week 16||Portions of the AP Chemistry Exam||Tips for answering multiple-choice questions, sample chemical calculation questions, question formatting in the free response section, strategies for answering essay questions, methods for writing chemical equations|
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