AP Chemistry students will need a composition notebook, and non-latex gloves for labs. Chemistry 1 students will need a composition notebook for their Chemistry labs. All students must wear safety goggles during labs which they can purchase from me for $3.
The AP Chemistry Summer assignment is due on the first day of class, Thursday, August 29th at the start of class.
2019-2020 will by my 4th year teaching Chemistry at Helena High School. I am changing Honors Chem 2 into AP Chemistry next year. I taught Biology and AP Biology for 7.5 years in Washington before we moved to Montana in January of 2012 during a massive snow storm. After I moved I tried some other jobs before the siren song and glamour of teaching high school pulled me back in. I worked at DPHHS in the Public Health Lab, ExplorationWorks as the Education Director, and then Starbase, where I taught STEM to over 1,000 fifth graders. I have been married for 24 years and am a parent to two MSU Bobcats; my daughter is a Junior studying Graphic Design and my son is a senior studying History and Japanese. As a parent of two HHS graduates, I know what a great place this is, as a parent AND a teacher! Go Bengals!
The summer review assignment is due on the first day of class, Thursday, August 29th at the start of class.
This page will be updated after I attend the AP Summer Institute in June of 2019.
Subjects we will explore are Matter, Atomic Structure, Electron Configuration, The Periodic Table, Ions and Metallic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Nomenclature, The Mole, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, States of Matter, Gases, Solutions, Thermochemistry, Kinetics and Equilibrium, and Acids and Bases.