Check out the solution to Chemical Mystery #12: Baffling Balloons
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I’ve always been fascinated by advanced polymeric materials; it’s amazing how materials that are generally considered “plastics” have such stunning properties. I recently watched a couple of movies about Batman and it came out that some of his devices and protections are made of advanced polymers. In particular, the suit is almost entirely made of Kevlar.
Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the September 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.
A new event called "The Mole"was unveiled at BCCE 2018. I told the story of how one of my students discovered how to make marshmallows spark in the microwave oven.
Jenelle Ball, the immediate past chair of AACT, shares some current events and visions related to ACCT. This is the first of what we hope will be a series of informal articles highlighting the benifits of joining AACT.
Students broke up into teams with the question, "Do bowling balls sink or float in water?".
For this coming school year, I would like to kick off every unit with a discrepant event, and then bring it back at the end of the unit for students to explain with their new model.
Since the birth of YouTube in 2005, many teachers have taken advantage of their ability to support student learning outside of the classroom in ways that were not possible in the past.
ChemEd X organized and hosted its inaugural symposium, Chemical Education Xchange: Engaging with Contributors, featuring invited speakers during BCCE 2018 at Notre Dame. The presentations of our Lead Contributors and Associate Editors were well-received. ChemEd X plans to host similar symposia at future conferences.