Lawrence Technological University’s Marburger STEM Center recently collaborated with students enrolled in the Media Communications Program to develop a new 30-min student film, Women Untold, which celebrates the important contributions of three women of color in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Like most concepts in chemistry, intermolecular forces takes a bit of imagination and critical thinking to fully comprehend and apply when explaining a variety of situations. Though demonstrating the presence of these forces in a simple and explicit manner can easily be done, I wanted to change how I introduced IMFs a bit this year by focusing on a more data-to-concepts approach.
Interested in perhaps changing how you teach certain chemistry topics? Looking for relevancy to connect chemistry theory to applications? Take a look at the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science collection (free downloads) housed at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo).
Welcome and introduction from Francisco Villa, two-year college lead contributor
A book review project takes shape with the help of ChemTwitter community.
This two-day workshop is designed to prepare teacher leaders to begin the work of facilitating workshops on how to transition to NYSSLS which is the New York State version of NGSS. The goal of the workshop is to bring together teacher leaders and provide them with multiple ideas and resources to share with other educators in their home schools/regions.
The solution to Chemical Mystery #15: The Leaky Cup is shown here.
Determination of Lewis Dot structures and visualization of the shapes of molecules using VSEPR theory is an example of an abstract concept that students often find difficult to learn. I have found it useful to have a single worksheet/packet that my students can add to as we cover Lewis dot structures, resonance, VSEPR shapes, polarity, and intermolecular forces.