Chemistry Educator, Tutor, Author & Freelancer
My affiliation with the American Association of Chemistry Teachers has taken, and continues to take, multiple forms.
I have written for the AACT’s Chemistry Solutions magazine on more than one occasion, and will be conducting a webinar for the association later in the 2016-17 school year.
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.
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!
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. Resources are for teachers, parents and students. Some are free, some require a subscription, but there should be plenty of things to keep you busy.
You’ll also be able to read out about all of my professional activities, including my books and my other writing.
Many students find chemistry a challenge. The often abstract ideas and concepts, coupled with some demanding math, can make any chemistry course a stressful one. Whether students are simply looking to improve a class grade or want to ace the AP exam or SAT subject test, individual mentoring and tutoring can help them to achieve their goals.
Face to face tutoring with me is now available literally worldwide, via tools such as Skype, Google+ Hangouts and other virtual forums. You too can become an ex-student of mine, like all of the guys in the picture to the right, who found one of my books in the MIT bookstore!
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.
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.
My books have been printed in multiple languages and have won international awards.
With hundreds of thousands of copies sold around the world and ranging from elementary and middle school chemistry ‘fun’, through to college 101 academic work, they span the full gamut of the junior chemistry genre.
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.
In the summer of 2018 you will see a new book from me. This time I have been working with the great people at Dorling Kindersley on their Eyewitness series.
In the Eyewitness book of the elements, all 118 are addressed, with DK’s usual, high quality graphic treatment applied in a brilliant way. I hope that you enjoy it.
The US version of my book, The Elements: A Tour of the Periodic Table, is available from Barnes & Noble in the USA.
Glossy and colorful, the book gives the reader a bright and interesting look at the periodic table. Reviewed for Chem 13 News at the University of Waterloo.
My 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!
The UK version of my book, The Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table, is available from amazon.co.uk, and it will ship to the USA.
Look out for glossy pages and a hardcover.
December 27, 2017
AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2018 Online: Once again this coming summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I'd love … Read More »
May 9, 2018
My 2018 AP Chemistry Released Exam Draft Answers & Comments appear below. The questions are here. These are DRAFT answers and may change … Read More »
March 4, 2018
Five things your AP chemistry teacher could do to maximize your AP score. 1. Finish the content that could be tested on the AP … Read More »
January 2, 2018
You can read more about the origin of this post, here. When it comes to nomenclature, organic chemistry is notoriously full of … Read More »
December 27, 2017
In the Spring of 2018 I will once again be offering Online AP Chemistry Review Courses for AP Chemistry STUDENTS. For many years I have … Read More »
November 28, 2017
A few years ago, I spent a couple of years writing an organic chemistry textbook of sorts. I say 'of sorts', since it was aimed at a high … Read More »
Veteran chemistry educator and chemistry author Adrian Dingle is, amongst many other things, the creator of Adrian Dingle’s Chemistry Pages.
Adrian has over a quarter of a century of high school and early college chemistry teaching experience in both the UK and the USA. He is committed to traditional approaches to knowledge & understanding, taught via, and in, digital environments.
He is interested in real achievement as opposed to the perception of achievement, and specializes in maximizing test scores and improving grades in general.
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