Engaging and Sustaining Students' Interest in Chemistry The November 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/11. The November issue content includes content on water chemistry, diversity and women in science, professional development, teaching with technology, electrochemistry, and more.
Water / Water Chemistry
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In this Activity, students investigate microwave popcorn, the process of microwave-promoted popping, and the materials involv
In this Activity, students perform quantitative calorimetric measurements on samples of ice/water heated by incandescent ligh
In this Activity, students marble paper with shaving cream and food color while exploring water, polarity, and hydrophilic an
In this Activity, students build models of polarized water molecules using K’nex toy components and adhesive Velcro.
In this Activity, students make a water filtration column using a 2-liter plastic beverage bottle that contains layers of gra
In this Activity, students extract sodium zeolite A from powdered laundry detergent and examine its properties.
A cast iron bomb is completely filled with ice water, then placed into a dry-ice/acetone slush and covered with a wooden box. When the water in the bomb freezes, the cast iron bomb explodes, breaking into several pieces, and destroying the box in which it was placed.