Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — If students are looking for a fun and invigorating challenge, they might find a course in AP Chemistry to be an absolute gas. Those students might find it to be an absolute solid or liquid, too. Sort of depends on the day.
Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, is proud to announce the launch of Shmoop AP Chemistry. This new, thorough guide will help students connect the dots (those are called electrons), keep pace in class and nail the final exam. It will make the entire chemistry experience enjoyable, and allow students to bond with the material so strongly they’ll think they were attracted to each other by intermolecular forces.
Whether a student is looking to learn more about states of matter, chemical reactions, or the laws of thermodynamics, Shmoop can help. In this guide students can: Finally realize dreams of saying "noble gases" with a straight face. For some reason, however, “stoichiometry” still tickles the funny bone.
Learn about the plum pudding model, the most delicious model in science. Students can stick in their thumb and pull out knowledge. Yummy.
Pull a MacGyver with only a graduated cylinder, a bottle of deionized water, and a hot plate. It is not the same thing as pulling a MacGruber with the same three items.
Discover the proper way to pronounce cations and anions. Hint: Less like jaunts to Hawaii and produce, respectively, and more like feline friends and ions of Green Gables.
Determine the precise atomic number of the atomic wedgie just delivered (or received).
Sing a song to memorize their solubility rules, although Shmoop cannot guarantee it will make them any friends. The rap will definitely up their street cred though.
With reviews, drills and practice exams galore, Shmoop will help students feel more comfortable in front of the Periodic Table than in front of the one in their dining room.
If students have a negative reaction to chemistry, Shmoop has the solution. Check out Shmoop’s guide to AP Chemistry.
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, SAT, and Teacher Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards, was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator, and was honored by District Administration. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif.
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