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Video Project

Mr. Hauptman's Video Project


Since I completed "100 Ways to Pass the Chemistry Regents!" there have been 5 more Chemistry Regents exams administered:

January, 2103

June, 2013

January, 2014

June, 2014

January, 2015


To help you better understand certain chemistry concepts as well as for you to see the repetitive nature of the exam, you will be tasked with creating your own video  explaining how to answer a particular concept that has been assigned to you (see list below).


All of the assigned concepts have showed up at least 3 times on the last 5 exams.  Please follow the instructions below on how to complete this video project.


Part 1. Due: Friday, June 5th, 2015                                                                                                                                   2 or 5 points

Find ALL of the questions (there will be at least 3 but up to 5)from the above 5 exams that pertain to your assigned concept and copy and paste them onto a word document/power point/keynote slide complete with the month and year of the exam from which the questions come. Print out the completed sheet/slide and then submit.


Sheet submitted with the correct # of questions, along with the exam month & year from which they came          5 points

Sheet submitted with incorrect # of questions, and/or missing exam month(s) and/or year(s)                                2 points


Late Penalty = 2 points


Part 2. Due: Friday, June 12th, 2015                                                                                                                            up to 15 points

Create a video explaining how to answer all of the questions that you found that pertain to your assigned concept.  The video should be anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes, which should be as long as it needs to be to get your explanations across.


The video could be a capture of your screen or a recording using any kind of video camera.


At the end of your video, someone having no knowledge of chemistry should be able to answer the questions correctly by themselves.


The video should be easy to follow (not too fast, not too slow), easy to see (not dark or distorted), easy to hear (not muffled or distant).


If your concept requires the use of a reference table, then you need to include that in your video.


The answers should be clearly revealed at some point during the video.


Video length is 1 to 3 minutes                                                                                                                                                      up to 3 points

Audio / Video Quality is clear, understandable, well paced                                                                                              up to 3 points

Submit a typed video script that matches the words you used in the video                                                              up to 3 points

Video should clearly and correctly explain the concept for all questions covered                                                                   up to 6 points


Late Penalty = 3 points




Sample script for Way # 1


Way #1 - Safety in the Lab

1.  Way #1 on how to pass the chemistry regents.

2.  Aside from Safety First, the following 2 questions you are about to see should be easy, free points for you. To ensure you get those points, make sure to read the questions carefully and, use common sense.

3.  The first question comes from the June, 2011 chemistry regents.

4. Here, they are asking for a safety procedure to be done AFTER completing the lab activity.

5.  You might be asking, "What lab activity?" Well, here is the rest of the information that goes with this question, but it really doesn't matter what the activity was.

6.  Good, common sense, safety procedures following any chemistry lab should include:

Cleaning up the materials and putting things away, disposing of chemicals properly, or perhaps the easiest and most common answer, washing your hands.

7.  What would you write for this question from the January, 2011 chemistry regents?

8. This time, you can't mention something that was already stated in the passage so let us show you the passage.

9. If you wrote "wear goggles" or "wear an apron", the person grading your test has been instructed not to give you credit because those safety precautions were mentioned in the passage.

10.  Acceptable responses include but are not limited to: "wear gloves" or "avoid spills".

11.  So, way # 1 on how to pass the chemistry regents - use common sense when performing lab activities and read the questions carefully.



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