This workshop is designed for teachers with varying amounts of experience in teaching AP Chemistry. The discussions will feature the use of the Big Ideas and Science Practices to enable students to respond well to a variety of question styles on the AP Chemistry exam. Lab experiences will be linked to Big Ideas to promote student inquiry and discussion, with special focus on Big Idea 3 (Chemical Reactions and Reactivity), BI 4 (Chemical Kinetics), BI 5 (Chemical Thermodynamics), and BI 6 (Chemical Equilibrium). The workshop will include discussion of the chemistry content of a first-year chemistry course, the common misconceptions that persist for students, and the importance of the laboratory component on student preparation for the AP exam. A review of the new type of conceptual AP Exam questions will enable students to display their understandings of the new frameworks, and insights from the 2016 Reading will be shared.
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