Javalab is a resource for free simulations to support student understanding of chemistry concepts. These web based simulations can be used across different platforms and are simple in their use by students. The open ended aspect of the simulations allow for teachers to be creative in how they are used in class.
This "first day" activity is an opportunity to help students practice asking good questions!
Nora Walsh shares some of her favorite FIRST WEEK of school activities for the chemistry classroom!
Ordinary playing cards can be used in games where the cards model valence electrons in atoms. These games could provide players with a fun and active way to practice counting valence electrons in simple chemical structures.
Chem Cards is a game including 118 cards, one for each element. It is designed to familiarize students of all ages with chemical terminology so they grow comfortable with the topic and equate it to an exciting, team building experience.
With a little chemical investigation, you can figure out how Jet-Puffed's new color changing marshmallows work!
This Nobel Laureate crossword puzzle focuses on prizes awarded between 1961 and 1970. Learn and revisit some historical chemistry, terminology and background on key historical figures in this field. This is our seventh in a series of Nobel Laureate crossword puzzles.
Chad Husting discusses one way to use ChatGPT in his chemistry classroom.
Molecular geometry is a center piece to a student’s understanding of intermolecular forces. Unfortunately, many students don’t have the special skills to “see” the geometry without a model kit. Check out this inexpensive take-home model kit!
The shapes of plastic bottles can be used to represent orbitals. Using various connectors, a bit of packing tape, and a few other more specialized touches can produce large scale molecular models that feature orbitals, sigma bonds, and pi bonds.