Monday, November 30th, 2015

  • New Book Project!

    Announcing an exciting new project!

    A couple of weeks ago I signed a contract with the Hachette Book Group USA, to adapt Sam Kean’s wonderful book The Disappearing Spoon for younger readers. Yeah, THAT Disappearing Spoon!

    Many of you will be familiar with the original book, and I hope that you will also enjoy the new version.

    More Here »

    New Book Project!
  • AACT Ambassador

    In June of 2015 I was elected from a field of 27 educators across the USA, as the inaugural, High School Ambassador on the Governing Board of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers. Many thanks to all who voted for me.

    I look forward to serving to the best of my ability, to promoting the mission of the AACT, and to supporting high chemistry teachers as I can.

    More on the AACT Here »

    AACT Ambassador
  • Periodic Table Abuse!

    The Periodic Table Abuse Project catalogs the multitude of ways that the beauty and order of the periodic table is abused!

    Whether it be symbol abuse, organizational abuse or just plain old ugly disrespect, I’m looking to out everyone.

    If you see an abuse then please contact me.

    Periodic Table Abuse »

    Periodic Table Abuse!
  • Круто! More Book News

    The Russian language version of How To Make a Universe With 92 Ingredients is now available for purchase in the USA. You can buy it here.

    If you speak the language you can watch (what I assume) is a review and/or synopsis here.

    Russian Video Review »

    Круто! More Book News
  • Book Wins AIP Award

    On October 3rd of 2014, the American Institute of Physics announced that my book, How To Make A Universe With 92 Ingredients had won their, 2014 Science Communication Award in the children’s category.

    Tremendously exciting, and my sincere thanks go to all that helped with the book.

    AIP Press Release »

    Book Wins AIP Award
  • CHF

    On July 15th of 2014, I learned that I had been selected as the Société de Chimie Industrielle Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia for 2014-15.

    My accepted proposal outlines plans for a book that links the discovery of the chemical elements to the people and stories behind them, all in a way the will be appealing for a younger audience.

    I am Tweeting about my adventure using the hashtag #dingleelements

    More about the SdCI at CHF »

  • AP Chem Crash Course

    My latest book, the 2nd Edition of REA’s AP Chemistry Crash Course, was released on January 15th, 2014.

    Fully updated for the new AP exam, you can order on Amazon right now, or alternatively find in at your local bookstore.

    The book comes with online access to a practice exam and lots of ‘Test Tips’. A must to boost that AP grade!

    More On Adrian’s Books »

    AP Chem Crash Course
  • Clients & Partners

    As a freelancer and author, I have written for many different clients, partners and publishers.

    My work ranges from children’s books, through assessment materials, on to textbooks as well as article & blog writing.

    I am constantly looking for new short, mid, and long term projects to be involved with, and I would love to discuss your wants & needs when it comes to chemistry writing of all types.

    More On Adrian’s Books & Writing »

    Clients & Partners
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Adrian Dingle’s Chemistry Pages.

    Here you’ll find a multitude of resources for the teaching and learning associated with high school chemistry at all levels, and even a little beyond. Some are free, some require a subscription, but there should be plenty of things to keep you busy whether you are looking for worksheets, tutoring or general advice.

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  • Book News

    Recently, OwlKids Books in Canada started distributing, and selling, How To Make A Universe With 92 Ingredients here in North America.

    Complete with those crazy American spellings for ‘color’ in the paint and firework spreads, the North American release represents the latest of my books making it into a ‘new’ language!

    More On Adrian’s Books »

    Book News

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