For those of you with ambitious and brainy students, homeschooled or not, check out the latest DVD’s from Cerebellum Corporation, the folks that produce Standard Deviants DVD’s. As part of the TOS Crew, I was sent a copy of their Light Speed Chemistry AP Exam Prep DVD.
This DVD is not a chemistry course, but it is an efficient way for your student to hit the main points needed to study for the AP chemistry exam. The DVD features teenage actors/students that give a rapid fire approach to what can be expected in the exam. These are professional, non-cheesy actors, I might add (since I have a hard time getting past the corn-ball factor in low budget films). The entire DVD is professionally done and very engaging, even for someone like myself that hasn’t taken a day of chemistry...nor do I plan to have to personally teach it to my children (that’s what a co-op is for, right?).
But, l digress...
The Chemistry AP Exam Prep DVD features 25 minutes of testing taking tips, helping students know how to pace themselves, when to skip questions, and how to spot tricky wording etc. The instruction then goes over 30 of the main chemistry concepts in 30 minutes. Complete with graphics to help illustrate the explanations, this portion should likely be viewed several times in order to really grasp the points. Covering topics such as chemical bonding (sounds dangerous!), atomic theory and structure (yikes!), stoichiometry (huh?), and more!
Along with the DVD, there is also an accompanying CD-rom that includes a digital workbook with lesson plans, worksheets and quizzes! This helpful set is just a teeny weeny investment of $14.95 (but is currently on sale on their website for just $11.24). They also carry AP Exam prep for History, English Language and Composition, and U.S. Government and politics. They also carry a ton of other videos for a plethora of subjects. Check it all out by clicking here!