Summertime means doing chemistry experiments with flowers found growing in the yard...
A lab practical with an escape room story turned out to be a great final exam.
Some explorations and explanations regarding superconductors and the quantum levitation (also known as quantum locking) experiment.
Good day, gentle readers:
Let me start by telling a story that, at first blush, has nothing to do with chemistry teaching.
Beautiful, metallic mirrors of copper or silver can easily be formed in test tubes. Simply add the appropriate metal salt to a test tube, and heat! These reactions should be performed in a fume hood.
Doug Ragan has been working with the Alchemie team -- founded by a former chemistry teacher, Julia Winter -- for a number of years. They have been working over the last year on a new project, named Kasi, which delivers sound-based feedback to students as they learn with tactile pieces on a magnetic whiteboard. The goal is to build an accessible learning system that helps ALL students learn, and is particularly important for those with visual impairments.
Melissa Hemling shares her favorite manipulatives along with cheap at-home alternatives to help students visualize VSEPR.
Learn how to give pennies a beautiful, silvery-colored plating.
What is the pressure inside a bottle of soda pop? Read this short article to find the surprising answer to this question, and also to learn how to do an experiment to answer this question for yourself!
Learn how to thermochemically analyze the Devil's Milkshake chemical demonstration - just in time for Halloween!