UTC: Thursday, February 21st, 2019

  • 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
  • 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
  • AACT

    My affiliation with the American Association of Chemistry Teachers has taken, and continues to take, multiple forms.

    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 AACT.

    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.

    More on the AACT Here »

  • Nature Chemistry

    My Nature Chemistry essay on meitnerium, the element named after Lise Meitner, the Austrian physicist and co-discoverer of nuclear fission, can be found online and in pdf format.

    Look out for another Nature Chemistry In Your Element essay from me later in 2018.

    Read it here »

    Nature Chemistry
  • 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
  • ACS ChemMatters

    Read my cover story for the December 2016 edition of the American Chemical Society’s high school chemistry magazine, ChemMatters.

    It’s all about the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and it also comes with the ‘Open For Discussion’ extension piece.

    Electronic version »

    ACS ChemMatters
  • 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. 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.

    About Adrian »

  • Award Winning Books

    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.

    More On My Books »

    Award Winning Books
  • 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
  • CHF Fellow

    I am a former Société de Chimie Industrielle Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. My research there dealt with the history of the discovery of the chemical elements.

    More about the SdCI at CHF »

    CHF Fellow
  • Book Galleries

    Check out the newly added book galleries for images taken from my books.

    Collections from both How To Make A Universe With 92 Ingredients, and The Periodic Table, Elements With Style! are included.

    The English versions and multiple other languages are represented.

    Book Galleries »

    Book Galleries
  • AP Review Courses 2018

    Are you an AP Chemistry Student? Time for AP Chemistry Review? Need to boost your AP score?

    Then my ONLINE AP Chemistry Review Course is for you.

    The review course will be offered twice in April of 2018.

    Full Details on 2018 Review Courses »

    AP Review Courses 2018
  • Improve Test Scores

    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!

    More On Tutoring Services »

    Improve Test Scores
  • The Elements (UK version)

    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.

    More details here »

    The Elements (UK version)
  • 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!
  • The Elements (US version)

    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.

    More details »

    The Elements (US version)
  • 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!
  • AP Chem Crash Course

    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!

    More On Adrian’s Books »

    AP Chem Crash Course
  • DK Eyewitness Book

    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.

    More details »

    DK Eyewitness Book

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2019 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Wokshops 2019 Online: Once again this coming summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I'd love … Read More »

Online AP Chemistry Review Course 2019

In the Spring of 2019 I will once again be offering Online AP Chemistry Review Courses for AP Chemistry STUDENTS. The course will open on … Read More »

To teach paramagnetism in AP or not?

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2018 AP Chemistry Released Exam Draft Answers

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5 things your AP chemistry teacher could do to maximize your score

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Not an Organic Textbook – Part 2. AHAs and cosmetics

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