Many chemistry teachers use models and diagrams to help students describe how matter behaves at the particle level. ChemEd X Talks with Doug Ragan about how he uses colored magnets in his classroom to represent things such as subatomic particles, states of matter, balancing chemical equations, types of bonding, molecular geometry and much more. Join the conversation! Register for this 45 minute Zoom meeting to be held April 14th at 8pm EST.
Born and raised in Newport News, Virginia, Doug attended Longwood University and obtained his BS in Chemistry with a secondary teacher certification. He taught Chemistry, Pre IB Chemistry, and AP Chemistry at his alma mater for 6 years before leaving to obtain his MS in Chemical Education from Purdue University. Doug is in his 23rd year of teaching at Hudsonville High School in Hudsonville MI teaching chemistry, chemistry concepts, and organic chemistry. During this time, he has blogged for ChemEd X, is a member of AACT, on the National Mole Day Foundation Board, and is the co-creator of Molympics. He has written articles for Chem13News and presented his work at the state and national levels several times.
ChemEd X Talks are virtual Zoom meetings that consist of a short presentation (10 -15 minutes) followed by Q&A and discussion. Teachers are asked to keep their video on if possible, ask questions and participate in the discussion by offering their own ideas and experience with the topic. These live Zoom events are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early.
For more information about ChemEd X Talks and to find other scheduled Talks along with recordings of previous Talks visit: Announcing ChemEd X Talks