ACS is offering an opportunity for you to be able to collaborate with local academia and learn from chemists about the challenges, surprises and achievements of chemical synthesis in the pharmaceutical industry.
High School Teacher Opportunity: Summer is the ultimate time to recharge the teaching batteries. Professional development during the summer can be a great chance to stop and reflect. It provides time that does not exist during the school year to develop new and better ideas to help students.
Check out an all-expenses paid summer 2020 professional development institute for high school chemistry teachers. Priority application deadline: February 28, 2020. Apply today!
Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the December 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education of special interest to our ChemEd X community.
Teacher burnout - it is real. How can teacher's adopt more sustainable grading practices to improve their work-life balance?
Flipped classrooms are a popular pedagogical technique, delivering lectures before class so that students can engage in active learning and problem-solving activities during class. Although the response from students and teachers is mostly positive, the approach is not without its challenges. This post outlines some common challenges and how teachers might work through them.
In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table: A familiarity with the chemistry of some of the elements more commonly encountered in everyday life is a valuable learning experience for all students. Phosphorus is the eighth in this series of elements to be discussed as part of the Element of the Month program. #IYPT
In this lesson, students are offered a variety of alternative versions of the periodic table. Students will identify trends that are consistent from one table to the next in order to understand why the tables they are working with and Mendeleev's version are organized in the manner that they are. This lesson was designed to fit the NGSS performance expectation HS-PS 1.1 but can be used for any first year chemistry course or modified at your discretion.