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“The unit where I have seen more impact than any other place has been the Photoelectron Spectroscopy unit, 15. There are simply not enough resources that I have found to break this concept down and make it accessible for my students. This year, to accompany what I have traditionally done, I added FlinnPREP. The students scored higher on their assessment and demonstrated a more complete understanding. As I continue to use FlinnPREP as a supplement to other AP* Level topics, I expect to see similar things.”

-Letta Meyer, Milipitas High School

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AP* Chemistry Prep Course

The FlinnPREP™ AP* Chemistry Prep Course is a complete review of chemistry’s most important concepts that set students on a path of success in AP* Chemistry. Students use this course to refresh their understanding of foundational chemistry topics such as nomenclature, bonding, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry. This course will review:

  • Basic concepts such as atomic structure and periodic properties, nomenclature, and bonding.
  • Common AP* Chemistry concepts, such as structures and properties, chemical reactions, gases, stoichiometry, solutions, and acids and bases.
  • The type of higher-level thinking required for success in AP* Chemistry and on the AP* Exam.

Course Syllabus (PDF)

Digital Enhancements for AP* Chemistry Inquiry Labs

Flinn Scientific’s AP* Chemistry Inquiry Labs are available with digital enhancements. Everything is aligned to the Big Ideas, Learning Objectives and Science Practices! Standards-based, tested inquiry labs with real sample data. The digital enhancements include:

  • Concept, Calculation and Technique Videos Each lab has 3–4 embedded videos and animations to prepare your students to hit the ground running on lab day.
  • Digital Lab Instructions Follow along on computers, laptops, tablets and Chromebooks. Downloadable versions are available too. Teacher view includes sample data, answers and tips.
  • Online Practice Questions Five AP-style practice questions with a mix of multiple choice and free-response tied to each lab topic.
  • Reteach Videos Each practice question is linked to a video students can view for extra help and to reinforce concepts.
  • Teacher Dashboard Digitally track student performance on assessment questions and identify areas where extra help is needed.

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AP* Biology Prep Course

The FlinnPREP™ AP* Biology Prep Course is a complete review of biology’s core concepts to set students on a path of success in AP* Biology. Students use this course to refresh their understanding of photosynthesis, respiration, protein synthesis, cell division and big-picture applications in ecology and evolution. This course will review:

  • Chemistry concepts used frequently in molecular biology such as acids and bases, polarity and solubility.
  • Cell structure and processes such as protein synthesis, growth and cell division, and energy flow.
  • Evolution, both how it happens and how scientists know it happens, matched with thought-provoking real-world examples.
  • Interdependence in ecosystems and how energy maintains the living world.
  • Cell communication and regulation of processes at the molecular level.

Course Syllabus (PDF)

AP* Physics 1 Prep Course

The FlinnPREP™ AP* Physics 1 Online Prep Course is a complete review of physics most important concepts that set students on a path of success in AP* Physics 1. Use this course to refresh your understanding of foundational topics and cover content related to the 6 big ideas of AP* Physics 1. In this course, you will review:

  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Circular Motion
  • Energy
  • Momentum
  • Rotational Motion
  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Mechanical Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • DC Circuits

Course Syllabus (PDF)

AP* Environmental Science Prep Course

The FlinnPREP™ AP* Environmental Science Online Prep Course is a complete reveiew of Environmental Science’s most important concepts that set students on a path of success in AP Environmental Science. Use this course to refresh your understanding of foundational topics and cover content related to the higher level ideas of AP* Environmental Science. In this course, you will review:

  • Planet Earth
  • Earth’s Surface
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Interdependence in ecosystems and how energy maintains the living world.
  • Population Dynamics
  • Land Use
  • Conservation and Sustainability
  • Energy Concepts and Consumption
  • Nonrenewable and Renewable Energy
  • Types of Pollution
  • Impacts of Pollution
  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity Loss

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Laboratory Safety Course for Undergraduates

Flinn Scientific’s Online Laboratory Safety Course for Undergraduates combines six major safety topics into one 60-minute review. The course is aligned with the American Chemical Society’s Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures for Bachelor’s Degree Programs (May 2015) and is created in a way that it can be easily incorporated throughout your undergraduate science curriculum. Flinn’s online course uses interactive learning to present the key tenets of safety in the undergraduate science laboratory that include:

  • Responsible chemical disposal techniques
  • Compliance with safety regulations
  • Proper use of safety and personal protective equipment
  • How to read a chemical label and safety data sheet
  • Pre-laboratory safety
  • Safety related to common procedures

This course emphasizes the importance of these skills to form a positive safety culture and stresses the need for ongoing laboratory safety training as a primary focus of undergraduate science education. Students will benefit from an innovative approach to laboratory safety training that is compatible on any digital device. Faculty and lab managers benefit by having a digital and print record of each student that has completed the course.

Interactive Learning

Student success is achieved through innovative techniques that foster learning! FlinnPREP™ courses use a variety of interactive learning strategies to keep students engaged and deliver content in unique ways to reinforce learning objectives.

Quick Quizzes at variable check points challenge students’ comprehension and critical thinking skills to ensure that students have a clear understanding of the material as they progress through the course. End-of-unit assessments provide significant data points of understanding for both students and teachers.

Easy-to-follow text, video, animation, and detailed graphs throughout each unit teach concepts while also providing reteach opportunities for students needing additional support. Students benefit from a variety of teaching methods which offer a personalized learning experience.

Anytime Anywhere Access

FlinnPREP™ is a browser-based web application that can be accessed 24/7 from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Included is a user friendly format developed for on-the-go students and for teachers that need quick access to student progress and classroom discussions. Progress monitoring tools and reports keep everyone informed on progress and concept mastery.

Progress Monitoring

Teachers create a FlinnPREP™ teacher account for free. Once this account is activated, a teacher can preview all course content at no charge. Teachers can also create a FlinnPREP™ classroom, invite students to join that classroom, and track progress throughout the course.

With FlinnPREP™, teachers will see the strengths and weaknesses of their students from a detailed perspective. The diagnostic reports provide a detailed analysis of the course performance at the unit level for individual students and for each teacher classroom. FlinnPREP™ also provides teachers with a detailed view of all student assessment results to determine where each individual student is struggling while also providing reteach opportunities via video, animation, and content.

FlinnPREP™ courses contain multiple units of content and each unit is broken down into subtopics. Teachers have access to classroom and student reports that provide up-to-the minute results for each subtopic based on student assessment results. Strength level indicators provide teachers a clear picture of overall classroom performance.

Free school and district level accounts will be available soon. District and school level administrators will have the ability to view average student assessment scores for all classrooms in a school or across an entire district. Included will also be the ability to view detailed practice exam results for all students in a school or district and compare multiple classroom results.

Year-Round Learning

Replace the traditional summer review packet with an engaging review of foundational chemistry or biology topics. Students can review key topics, refresh their knowledge, and assess their mastery during the summer prior to their AP* level course. FlinnPREP™ courses are broken down into multiple units and provide assessments to test student knowledge and gauge their strength. All this can be done at the student’s pace on their own time.

FlinnPREP™ provides supplemental AP* level content optimized for a blended-learning approach and aligned with AP* curriculum standards. With FlinnPREP™, students benefit from year-round access to in-depth content that facilitates personalized learning. The results of each unit assessment will help teachers provide informed instruction and give students feedback to stay on target with AP* coursework.

The “new” AP* Chemistry and AP* Biology exams assess conceptual and higher order cognitive skills rather than algorithmic and lower order cognitive skills. These redesigned exams have left large collections of sample exam questions outdated and less effective as preparatory tools.

Flinn Scientific has written a set of complete practice exams aligned with the style of the newly redesigned AP*exams. Each student with an active FlinnPREP™ course will have digital access to these full-length practice exams, at no extra charge.
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New Course Enhancements!

Integrated Checks for Understanding throughout all foundational and AP* level unit content. These formative assessments include drag and drop, matching, and sequencing quizzes. Students are presented with immediate feedback and direction for incorrect answers.

Topic Specific Games included in each course after certain units. These games incorporate several of the same topics covered in the unit checks to increase understanding and provide students another fun way to practice.

Links to Vetted Open Education Resources throughout each unit provide additional opportunities for students to interact with informative simulations, dive into detailed infographics, or see examples of scientific principles related to real-world applications.

Enhanced End-of-Unit Summative Assessments provide students the opportunity to gauge their mastery of content by completing scored assessments at the end of each unit. Video reteach opportunities are available at point of use on assessment results pages, and students are able to retake assessments for additional practices. Each assessment includes 20 questions pulled from a pool of over 80. No two assessments are the same.

Meet the Authorship Team

Lead Author

Mike Marvel leads the Chemistry team at Flinn Scientific, including the development of laboratory manuals, online courseware and professional development programs; and the presentation of workshops at national and regional science education conferences. Prior to joining Flinn, Mike spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Aurora University, where he taught Inorganic and General Chemistry and led an undergraduate research program funded by American Chemical Society Undergraduate Young Investigator and National Science Foundation Transforming Education in Undergraduate Education awards. In addition, Mike was co-leader of a team that developed a Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership graduate program of study, started with funding from the Illinois Math and Science Partnership grant program. Mike has authored or co-authored thirteen manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, on topics ranging from unique pedagogies in the science lab to the commercial applications of solid state metal oxides. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Connecticut College and a Ph.D. in Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry from Northwestern University.

Contributing Authors

Lee Ferguson is the lead AP* Biology teacher at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. In her nineteen years of teaching, Lee has taught all levels of biology including Pre-AP*, AP*, IB and a sheltered biology course for ELL students. She has served as an AP* Reader for College Board since 2006, and is the founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth AP* Biology Professional Learning Community, which provides teacher-led collaboration and professional development for its members. Lee was named the Texas Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year in 2010 by the National Association of Biology Teachers and currently serves as the President-Elect of the Texas Association of Biology Teachers. Lee also served on the committee of educators that revised the Texas curriculum standards for biology, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in 2009.

Helen Snodgrass is an AP* Biology teacher at YES Prep North Forest in Houston, Texas. She also serves as the Science Director for YES Prep. As a teacher of introductory biology and AP* Biology, she also develops AP* Biology curriculum materials for YES Prep and for Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) BioInteractive. She was named the Outstanding New Biology Teacher of the Year in 2014 by the National Association of Biology Teachers and is currently a Senior Fellow with the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. Helen also spends her time developing curriculum for new science teachers at Relay Graduate School of Education in New York and has participated in the National Association of Biology Teachers and Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BCBS) AP* Biology Leadership Academy.

Kathy Van Hoeck is a science teacher at York Community High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. In her twenty-two years of teaching, Kathy has taught honors biology, AP* Biology, genetics, college-level sciences and vocational education. She developed curriculum for Advanced Placement* Biology, Genetics/Biotechnology/Bioethics and Medical Careers and two of her lab manuals are published by Flinn Scientific. Kathy is an AP* Reader and table leader for College Board, and an Ambassador for the BioInteractive program at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She was named the Illinois Biology Teacher of the Year in 2009 by the National Association of Biology Teachers and is currently a regional director for the Illinois Science Teachers Association.

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