Chemistry Educator, Tutor & Author
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 and students. Some are free, some require a subscription, but there should be plenty of things to keep you busy.
You also be able to read out about all of my professional activities, including my books and my other writing.
Time for professional development? Need to boost your AP scores? Want the real skinny on the AP chemistry audit, course and exam? Then my ONLINE AP Chemistry Workshops will be offered again in the summer of 2016.
The online version of the workshop was delivered twice in 2014 (and for many years previously, face-to-face), twice in 2015, and the remote option has quickly become established as the most popular option.
“I have already learned so much and I have just finished module 4.” – KM, August 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Adrian Dingle is an educator, author, speaker and presenter, who specializes in chemistry at the K-12 and college 101 level.
His teaching experience crosses two continents, and spans 25 years in the private and public sectors.
As an author, Adrian has best selling books and an extensive list of writing credits on his resume, including working for Barnes & Noble/SparkNotes, The College Board, The Discovery Channel, REA, Shmoop University Inc. and many, many others.
May 18, 2016
Organic nomenclature questions can start off so innocently, then before one knows it, one has wasted more time than a 16 year old on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat … Read More »
May 4, 2016
My 2016 AP Exam Draft Answers and comments appear below. The questions are here. Should you find an error PLEASE let me know by commenting on this post below, rather than emailing … Read More »
May 2, 2016
With the AP out of the way, I now turn my attention to the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry 2016. Logistics Dates: May 7th & June 4th 2016 Length: 60 minutes Format: … Read More »
April 19, 2016
As long as the College Board refuse to acknowledge the importance of a lab exam, you can expect the continued reliance on the testing of lab situations on the AP chemistry exam via … Read More »
April 8, 2016
Now that I am in review mode for the 2016 exam, my thoughts start to turn to Summer 2016 Maintenance & Improvements for the site and its materials. This summer will see … Read More »
April 7, 2016
Which R do I use? It's a common question for chemistry students, and when it comes to the AP chemistry exam there is a choice of values for the 'Universal' Gas Constant. Currently … 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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