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  • What's the Big Idea? Understanding the Laboratory Experience in the AP* Chemistry Curriculum If you teach AP* Chemistry, you’re already aware, or need to be, that changes to the course curriculum are here, which means you’ll probably have to change your classroom instruction. To help relieve your anxiety, here’s an overview of the course revisions, some important dates to remember, and 2 ways Carolina can help to ensure your success during this transition. View »
  • SCUBA Diving and Gas Laws Students are often fascinated by extreme sports such as SCUBA diving. This interest can be harnessed to teach an exciting lesson on gas laws. Five gas laws are discussed, and each discussion is centered on the law’s compelling, real-world connection to SCUBA diving. View »
  • The Science of Rainbows The spectrum of a rainbow helps students learn about light and waves properties View »
  • Leading with the Lab: How to Use Inquiry in a Flipped Class Looking at flipping your class? Learn from a high school chemistry teacher who’s already done it. Marc Seigel explains how he’s used a somewhat nontraditional flip to teach inquiry units on the gas laws and molarity/molality. He cites example activities, online resources, extensions, and assessments. View »
  • The Basics of Graphs and Charts When conducting experiments, scientists rely on graphs to convey the data they obtain. But with so many kinds of graphs available, how do they know which one to choose? For the young scientists in your classroom, this can sometimes be a difficult decision to make. View »
  • Infographic: What Is the Electromagnetic Spectrum? You’re probably more familiar with the electromagnetic spectrum than you realize. In fact, you encounter it regularly every day. View »
  • The Mechanics of Breathing Learn how Boyle's law and the structure of the respiratory system govern the mechanics of breathing. View »
  • What Goes On Inside a Spectrophotometer? A spectrophotometer measures the amount of light absorbed or transmitted as it passes through a sample, such as a solution containing food dye. Use this article to cover the basics of how a spectrophotometer works. View »
  • Gathering, Visualizing, and Interpreting Data AP® science exams require students to perform calculations and to visualize and interpret data. We can help you make data collection and analysis a key part of your students’ classroom experience. View »
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