JCE 90.06—June 2013 Issue Highlights

Cover of June 2013 Issue of Journal of Chemical Education

Advocating Science for All

The June 2013 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available . This latest issue of JCE plus the content of all past issues, .


Cover: Electrolysis

In , Isao Ikemoto and Kouichi Saitou describe an electrolysis demonstration in which an electrolytic cell is constructed using copper for the electrodes and sodium polyacrylate for the electrolyte. Use of common materials and the colorless, transparent electrolyte solution make this highly visual demonstration particularly useful for teaching high school and first-year college students about electrolysis.


Editorial on Next Generation Science Standards

Melanie Cooper discusses and how, as states adopt the NGSS, significant changes will be required in all areas of science education, including the development of new curricula and assessments. Support for both pre- and in-service teachers will be crucial, and so will changes in the way chemistry is taught at the college level.


Research on Laboratory Goals

by Aaron D. Bruck and Marcy Towns

by Liz U. Gron, Shelly B. Bradley, Jennifer R. McKenzie, Sara E. Shinn, and M. Warfield Teague


Research on Understanding Gas Laws

by Michael J. Sanger, C. Kevin Vaughn, and David A. Binkley

by Jordan Harshman, Stacey Lowery Bretz, and Ellen Yezierski


Communicating Chemistry

by Nicole S. Bennett and Brett F. Taubman

by Scott E. Van Bramer and Loyd D. Bastin

by Jeremy M. Carr


Innovative Classroom Approach

by Romualdo T. deSouza and Srinivasan S. Iyengar


Interviews with Advocates for Chemistry, Education, and Science

This issue contains an interview by Liberato Cardellini. Interviews by Liberato Cardellini with a number of other advocates for science include: ; ; ;
; ; ; .


In the Laboratory

There are innovative laboratories in every issue of JCE, such as by Heather L. Buckley, Annelise R. Beck, Martin J. Mulvihill, and Michelle C. Douskey.



This issue contains two activities involving pigments:

by Kathleen C. A. Garber, Antoinette Y. Odendaal, and Erin E. Carlson

by Aubrey Johnston, Jon Scaggs, Chris Mallory, Andrea Haskett, Don Warner, Eric Brown, Karen Hammond, Michael M. McCormick, and Owen M. McDougal


From the Archives: JCE Classroom Activities

The Journal has published many hands-on activities over the years. A compilation of is available as well as a listing of .


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