Doug Ragan been using magnets of elements and subatomic particles for some time to help his students visualize what is happening at the particle level of chemistry. Download the files attached to the post and print out your own set of elements and particles!
The differing electrostatic and solubility properties of starch and polystyrene foam packing peanuts are used in various demonstrations to describe aspects of microplastics and their interactions with the environment. Their differing responses to exposure to liquid nitrogen and iodine solutions are also described.
AP Reader, Melissa Hemling, reflects and shares ideas to improve multimodal understanding of AP Chemistry concepts with Concept Summary Sheets.
BCCE is back next summer in person! Symposia and Workshop Abstracts are due July 30th! Add the conference to your calendar and plan to join the Chemical Education community there!
To the point; no fluff. Communication so succinct that the message lands. Pardon the pun to Chemistry, but too many words dilute a message. The result: students remember nothing.
Summertime means doing chemistry experiments with flowers found growing in the yard...
Being a teacher during the pandemic was a transformative experience. But it's unlikely no one came out of the pandemic unscathed in some way. The scars are real and learning to accept them is part of the process in returning to "normal", which was an illusion and did not work well for many. Post-pandemic, how will my teaching change?
There are many opportunities for virtual chemistry based professional development this summer!