ChemBasics Talk: Explore Chemical Reactions with Sarah English

text: ChemBasics Talk: Chemical Reactions with Sarah English

Chemical Reactions is a topic that unites a number of skills from formula writing, balancing equations, predicting products and solubility to name a few. Our presenter, Sarah English, will explore the phenomenon of burning steel wool in a chemical reactions storyline and show how this topic provides a seamless transition into future concepts such as oxidation and reduction chemistry, organic chemistry and stoichiometry. Sarah will provide a number of resources to use including a Google Slides based digital interactive notebook. Breakout rooms and a closing discussion will provide opportunities to collaborate to develop new classroom ideas as well. Join us! Register for this (FREE) hour long Zoom meeting to be held January 13th, 2022, at 8pm EST.

About the Presenter

Dr. Sarah English started her career in education as a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa from 1995-1997. She has been a Regents Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry teacher for 22 years at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, NY. Dr. English is very passionate about science education in her school, the community and across New York State. She advises Sweet Home’s American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry club, is on the board of directors for the Western section of the Science Teacher Association of New York State (STANYS) and is the founder of WNY ChemConnect, bringing together local chemistry teachers to share best practices and support.

ChemEd X ChemBasics Talk with Sarah English


Thursday, January 13th, 2022, at 7 pm Central, 8 pm Eastern

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ChemEd X ChemBasics Talks are Zoom meetings consisting of 20 - 30 minute presentations, followed by breakout rooms designed to dig deeper into the topics covered and allow participants to share their own ideas. When the breakout sessions end, the group will have a time for reflections and final thoughts. Teachers are asked to keep their video on when possible, ask questions and participate in the discussion. These live Zoom events are free, but registration is required. Space is limited to 100, so register early! Certificates of attendance are sent to participants about one week after the event. (Note: Please do not register if you cannot attend the live event. The recordings are typically published within a week of the event and freely available to anyone on ChemEd X.)

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ChemEd X Talk
January 13, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm