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last updated 4/27/04

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Major Sections of this Web Site

Web Site Organization  
Original Tutorials 
Pedagogy  
Links 
Eccentric Assignments

Current Course Activities 
Local Study Skills Pages 
Web Reviews 
Quotations 
Other Stuff 

 

Web Site Organization

Works in Progress (maintenance list) 
Index of all pages at this site
What's Here for You: a letter to the student body

 

Current Course Activities

Important Due Dates 
Absence Assignment
(4/27/04)
 Course Rules
Forms 
Tables 
Open Lab Schedule  

Gradebook  
Grades and Gender 2002-3
Teachers' Schedules
Need help? Tutoring? 
First Quarter Flow Chart 2003-4
Chemistry Test Bank

 

Original Tutorials

Classification Schemes in Chemistry 
Variations on 1 + 1

The Laboratory Report     
Lab Safety Guidelines 
1998 Lab Safety Amendment 
Laboratory Fee Schedules 
Lab Data 
How to organize a data or results table  

Writing the Equation for a Straight Line  
Graphical Analysis Tutorials for Wilton High School Chemistry
 
Using Graphical Analysis I: Scatter Plot 
Using Graphical Analysis 2: Line Graph with Regression Analysis 
Using Graphical Analysis 3: Multiple Curves from Selected Data 
Using Graphical Analysis 4: Interpolation

Density Unit Test 
Density Lab Evaluation Sheet 
Density Lab Worksheet Table 

Are Units Necessary? 
Dimensional Analysis 
The method 
Practice Problems 
Conversion Formulas  
Local Units
 
Advantages and Disadvantages of this Format
  
Dimensional Analysis- The Problem Set
 
Halloween Chemistry

Temperature  
Pressure
 
Volume
 
Moles
 
Temperature Scales
Phase diagram

Two Worlds of Chemistry  
The Mole Lecture Lab  
The Mole Lecture Notes
 
The Candy Lab
 
Moles and Mass Worksheet with Spreadsheet
 
Sample Early Mole Test

Hydrate Lab Experiments  
Hydrate Lab Conference

Stoichiometry 1: The mass ratio  
Stoichiometry 2: The mole ratio  
Stoichiometry 3: The reactant in shortest supply
 
Stoichiometry 4: more  

Yellow Lab 
Return of the Yellow Lab  
2nd Quarter Test

Nuclear Chemistry Notes

Periodic Table  
The Elements
 
Why every English classroom should have a periodic table?

Equilibrium Test

Acids and Bases  
Electrolytes
, Arrhennius Theory  
Bronsted Theory
 
Lewis Theory

Oxidation Numbers
Oxidation Numbers Worksheet-1
  
Oxidation Numbers Worksheet-2 
 
Oxidation Numbers WS Answers
 
Oxidation Numbers WS-2 Answers

Balancing Equations by  Counting Atoms  
Balancing Equations Worksheet
 
Balancing Equations Answers
 
Balancing Equations Using Algebraic Methods
 
Balancing Equations By Oxidation-Reduction
 
Table of Electronegativities
 
Oxidation-Reduction Worksheet
 
Oxidation-Reduction Worksheet Answers
 
Balancing Redox Equations in Acidic or Basic Medium

Christmas Story  
Return of the Yellow Lab
Fiction Contest  
Contest Winner

Kinetics Lab Evaluation Sheet 
Kinetics Lab Event
Kinetics Lab Event Conference Sheet
Kinetics Lab Event Conference Note Sheets (blank)
Kinetics Test 

The Bohr Theory of the Atom: Assumptions  
The Bohr Theory of the Atom: Derivation
 
The Bohr Theory Worksheet
 
Quantum Numbers and Electron Configurations
 
Electron Configurations Worksheet with Answers 

Mass Spectrometry/Combining Capacity Test 
Elementary Particles Essay Test

Bonding  
Valence Bond Model of Covalent Bonding  
Lewis Dot Structures Worksheet 1
 
Lewis Dot Structures Worksheet 2
 
Lewis Dot Structures Worksheet 3
 
Lewis Dot Structures Worksheet 4
 
Lewis Dot Structures Worksheet 5
 
Lewis Dot Structures Flow Chart

Lewis Dot Structure of ACTH  
Protein Synthesis, Amino Acids and the Peptide Bond

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Local Study Skills Pages

Bad Habits
Am I going to like chemistry?
 
Course Strategies 
Course Strategies for Chem  1 
Note-taking for lectures and discussions in High School chemistry    

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The chemistry program at Wilton High School is, we believe, unique in its application of the following twenty-one principles. While you may access any of these subjects from the menu, below, it may be misleading to consider these topics out of sequence, since concepts in earlier sections lead to the justifications for methods used in later sections. 

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Pedagogy

1.   

The Best of Both Worlds: Mixing and maintaining course levels
         multiple grading scales
         advantages and disadvantages of combining different levels in one class

2.   

Delocalizing the teaching staff or who's that up there teaching our class now?
         who are the chemistry teachers?
         teachers' schedules

3.   

Discovering Principles from Experiments Before Learning the Principles or Science  as Scientists Do It
         is the Spanish civil war art?
         science and skepticism

4.   

The Open Lab Concept
         an experiment that almost worked ...
         open lab schedule
         laboratory data

5.   

Emphasizing the Processes of Science - De-emphasizing Truth
         education: process or content
         some quotations on the pros and cons of measurement
         the nature of reality: three positions"

6.   

Students Teaching Students in an Atmosphere of Discovery or Student-Directed Cooperative Learning
         lectures and listening

7.   

Science Education is Mostly About the Travels and Much Less About the Destinations
         discovering principles from experiments
         hydrate lab conference notes
         education is the journey, not the destination quotations file

8.  

  Interdisciplinary Education : We hope to develop and inspire poets as well as scientists
         why every English classroom should have a periodic table?
         quotation file on the language of mathematics
         mathematics, physical science, and the arts

         science, mathematics, and beauty 
        
why is the unit entitled "language" 

9.   

Focus on Translation: Studying the Language Barriers Among Different Disciplines
         how we teach students to translate

10. 

Students Are Given the Responsibility for Their Own Educations
         the student is always right or a religion of teaching chemistry
         on student responsibility for learning
         nature of the course or course strategies

11. 

The Student Centered Classroom with the Teacher as Guide and Colleague
         quotations on the virtues of making mistakes
         the teacher as colleague or preserver of the archetype

12. 

Working Towards the Art of Chemistry
         how we construct repeatable quizzes which are computer graded?
         on developing creativity

13. 

Taking the Next Step: from Certainty to Ambiguity
         ambiguity

14. 

Shifting the Focus from Answering to Questioning
         quotations about the relative merits of questions and answers
         using worksheets to prepare for quizzes in chemistry

15. 

Shifting Grade Control to the Students

16. 

Reducing Student Stress while Maintaining Rigorous Course Standards
         maintaining individual accountability with group assignments
         chemistry quiz rules
         re-tests
         a forgiving system of late assignments
         the 150% rule
         the 100% rule
         evaluation sheets
         internet links designed to help students to cope with stress
         individual and group work 
         points

17. 

We Judge Work not People

18. 

Controlling Cheating
         Forvm

19. 

Lab Events
         an example of a lab event

20. 

Dart Board Chemistry
         elementary crossword puzzle

21. 

The Teacher as Primary Obstacle
         the value of a faulty derivation

   

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Web Reviews

The Assignment

Web Review Application for extra credit

Web Reviews 1: Study Skills 

2000-2003

Web Reviews 2: Chemistry Tutorials

2000-2003  

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Links

Links to a Better Education

Become a better student... 
improve your study skills.

Relevant High School Chemistry Resources on the Web

A collection of the best Internet science sites organized into different subject areas/functions

General Tips,  
Study Skills,  
Note-taking
,  
Listening
,  
Test Preparation
,  
Taking Tests
,  
Test Writing

Oral Exams  
Objective Tests
,  
Multiple Choice Tests
,  
Essay Tests
,  
Exam Anxiety
,  
The Scientific Method
,  
Problem Solving
,  
Critical Thinking
,  
Science
,  
Studying Chemistry
,  
Studying Physics
,  
Studying Biology
,  
Reading Science
,  
Scientific Writing
,  
Laboratory
,  
Mathematics

Motivation
,  
Organization 
Time Management
,  
Procrastination
,  
Concentration,  
Memory,  
Reading
,  
Reading SQ3R,
  
Reading Textbooks,  
Underlining
,  
Writing,  
Writing Essays/Papers
,  
Writing Centers
,  
Grammar
,  
Vocabulary
,  
Spelling
,  
Plagiarism
,  
Research
,  
Speech Anxiety 
Speaking

Presentation 
Interviewing

Assertiveness
,  
Stress
,  
Depression
,  
Burnout

Teacher Burnout 
Eating Disorders 
Groups

Homework,  
Online
Evaluating Information on the Internet, 
Learning Styles
Tutoring
International
Gay and Lesbian 
College Admission
College Rankings 
Not College Rankings 
Financial Aid
Standardized Tests
Maybe Standardized Tests
Not Standardized Tests
definitions of chemical terms
Periodic Tables

data

constants and equations

chemistry help on the net

chemistry sites of general interest

chemistry link listings

the chemistry of ...

chemistry tests online, 
chemistry laboratory tests, 
tutorials on specific subjects

chemistry tutorials

chemistry tutorials general
chemistry tutorials lecture notes
chemistry tutorials at high school sites
chemistry tutorials at university sites (elem)
chemistry simulations

molecular modeling

AP chemistry

chemistry and food

science help on the net
general science sites,
general science lists of links
science publications

science news
 
not necessarily science news
 
science museums

organizations
 
science search engines
 
science education

biology sites of general interest
environmental science sites of general interest

environmental science and film
,  
forensic science

physics sites of general interest

physics of toys
,  
physics of sports

astronomy sites of general interest

earth science sites of  interest,
 
mathematics sites of general interest

the mathematics of ..., 
discoveries and inventions

projects, contests

humor

Links for Chemistry Teachers

Chemistry Lesson Plans, Science Education, Science Education (Organizations)

 

Chemistry Tutorials

chemistry tutorials organized by subject

Math Skills for Chemistry Tutorials

mathemtaics (for chemistry) sites carefully organized for you.

Classification Schemes
Atomic Structure

Electronic Structures

Nomenclature

Bonding: Lewis Dot Structures

Bonding: Ionic, Covalent

Molecular Geometry

Chemical Equation

Formulas, Stoichiometry

Mole

Stoichiometry

Periodicity

Groups

Solutions

Solubility

Equilibrium

Kinetics
,  
Acids and Bases
Oxidation Numbers

Oxidation-Reduction

Electrochemistry

Gas Laws

Liquids and Solids

Energy

Thermodynamics

Nuclear Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Biochemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Environmental Science

Materials

Chemistry Laboratory

Chemistry Safety

CBL
Dimensional Analysis
Units

Significant Figures

Scientific Notation

Accuracy/Precision

Graphing

Graphing Calculators

TI Graphing Calculators

Spreadsheets (Excel)

Graphical Analysis (Vernier)

PreAlgebra

Ratios and Proportions

Algebra

Geometry

Trigonometry

Probability and Statistics

Miscellaneous

Science and ...

Chemistry: The Profession 

Ethics
Gender

Art

Culture

Literature
Pseudoscience
Skepticism

Religion

Politics

Miscellany

What it's like to be a chemist...

About the profession
General employment opportunities

Some specific fields

Periodic Tables

A variety of on-line periodic tables of different sizes, shapes, functions, and in different languages

What's Happening at Other High School Chemistry Sites?

Links to hundreds of high school chemistry sites

Comprehensive Periodic Tables 
Periodic Tables with Basic Information 
Periodic Table Tests 
Periodic Table Link Lists 
Periodic Table Games 
Lists of Periodic Table Elements 
Periodic Table Projects 
Periodic Table News 
Periodic Table Books 
Abstracts 
Periodic Table Discussion Groups 

Periodic Tables with Specialized Emphasis 
Periodic Tables of Unusual Designs 
Periodic Tables with Unusual Applications 
Periodic Tables of Historical Interest 
Software Downloads 
Calculator Software Downloads 
Foreign Language Periodic Tables 
Non-chemistry Periodic Tables 
Periodic Table Songs 
Periodic Tables to Wear, etc 
Periodic Tables for Sale 

Internet Periodic Table

Our periodic table with an interesting variety of links

Musical Periodic Table

(rock, metal, and more)

Ask A Scientist

Science News 

and not necessarily science news

History of Chemistry

Biographies of Chemists, Classic Papers in Chemistry, History of Science Links

Philosophy of Chemistry

Philosophy of Chemistry, Philosophy of Science

General References

Only megasites in the following areas:
Dictionaries, Encyclopoedias, Libraries, Books, The Nation, The World, News, Education, Humanities, History, Arts, Health, Business, The Law, Human Rights, Sports

Links to Internet Resources

Web Guides, Search Engines, People Search, Technical, Internet Tutorials, "Free" ISP, Browsers, Web Radio, Internet Etiquette, Mailing Lists, Newsgroups, WebSite Construction, Software (free), Software (shareware), Software (purchase), Web email, Emoticons

Links to Chemistry Laboratory Experiments, Demonstrations

Links to Chemistry Lesson Plans

Local Links

Wilton School System, Wilton Community, Local Press, Neighboring Towns, Neighboring Schools, Connecticut

Reverse Links

Links to the sites that link to us and what they say about us.

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Quotations: Education, Science, and Mathematics

 

Special Events, Eccentric Assignments, or just Nonsense

Hydrate Contest
Halloween Chemistry
Christmas Story
Fish, Fishing, and Education  
Elementary Crossword Puzzle

Return of the Yellow Lab Fiction Contest, 1998
Laboratory Fee Schedules
Laboratory Angel Award
Name Change for 1998-9

 

Other Stuff

Why Build a Web Site for A High School Class?

Human Rights Organizations

Democracy and Education 

Reverse Links to the front page of Chemistry Coach 
If they are interested in us, perhaps we should be interested in them...

Acknowledgements 

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Let us know what you think. Contact Bob Jacobs at

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or at one of the following addresses:    bobsalsa@yahoo.com    jacobsr@wilton.k12.ct.us

© Copyright Bob Jacobs 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002