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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 04/20/2022 - 12:24

Many chemistry teachers use models and diagrams to help students describe how matter behaves at the particle level. On April 14, 2022, Doug Ragan explained 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. View a recording of his presentation and access materials he uses. 

Recent activity: 3 weeks 6 days ago
by ChemEd X
Wed, 02/16/2022 - 18:25

Check out this exciting, in-person, NSF-funded, summer 2022 professional development institute for high school chemistry teachers. Priority application deadline: March 11, 2022.

Recent activity: 2 months 1 week ago
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 02/16/2022 - 18:00

Solutions are all around us in life and chemistry class! On February 10th, 2022, Kristen Vanderveen discussed solubility curves, molarity calculations, using particulate level modeling and simulations, making real world connections and so much more in this ChemBasics Talk. View a recording of her presentation and access materials she has suggested here.

Recent activity: 3 months 15 hours ago
by ACCT Admin
Wed, 02/09/2022 - 12:53

This engaging ten session professional learning experience focuses on the use of formative assessment to elicit and uncover students’ disciplinary thinking about important chemistry ideas. This opportunity is now closed. 

Recent activity: 2 months 1 week ago
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:55

Chemical Reactions is a topic that unites a number of skills from formula writing, balancing equations, predicting products and solubility to name a few. On January 13th, 2022, Sarah English shared her unit covering chemical reactions in this ChemBasics Talk. You can view a recording of her presentation and access materials she has suggested.

Recent activity: 3 months 1 day ago
by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 12/16/2021 - 07:10

Gas Laws are an essential and easily accessible area of chemistry to understand. They can be an excellent foothold into the inner workings of chemistry. On December 9th, 2021, Daniel Radoff shared his unit covering gas laws in this ChemBasics Talk. You can view a recording of his presentation and access materials he has suggested.

Recent activity: 5 months 3 days ago
by Iain Smellie
Mon, 12/06/2021 - 13:59

Check out this citizen science inspired review of anthocyanin extractions that can be attempted at home

Recent activity: 5 months 6 days ago
by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 11/07/2021 - 15:52

In this ChemBasics Talk, Nora Walsh offers everything necessary to plan a unit on the topic of chemical bonding and naming including introductory and discovery activities, manipulative activities, practice problems, her favorite online teaching resources and more. Watch the recording and access resources she shared.

Recent activity: 6 months 1 week ago