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by Mary Saecker
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 14:17

Developing Students’ Scientific Reasoning - The March 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: nanochemistry; innovative curriculum; teaching with games; teaching with food chemistry and natural products; infrared applications; analysis using color, images, and visualization; environmental chemistry; computer-aided organic chemistry; synthesis laboratories; physical chemistry; graduate school climate assessment; chemical education research: introductory chemistry and student success.

Recent activity: 5 months 1 day ago
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:03

Skills for Success

The February 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: dendritic growth; inspiring interest in science; writing to learn; group work; interlocking building blocks; medicinal chemistry; teaching organic chemistry; green chemistry; spectroscopy; polymer chemistry labs; teaching resources; from the archives: light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Recent activity: 5 months 3 weeks ago
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 17:48

Inspiring Teaching and Learning Chemistry for 97 Years

The January 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: activities using household materials; demonstrations; health-oriented experiments; microplastics; environmental chemistry labs; fluorescence; surface chemistry; cost-effective equipment; augmented & virtual reality; laboratory curriculum; examining learning in general chemistry; organic chemistry teaching resource; from the archives: developing oral communication skills.

Recent activity: 6 months 3 weeks ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Mon, 12/16/2019 - 13:39

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the December 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education of special interest to our ChemEd X community.

Recent activity: 7 months 3 weeks ago
by Stephen Wright
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 11:56

In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table: A familiarity with the chemistry of some of the elements more commonly encountered in everyday life is a valuable learning experience for all students. Iron is the last element in this series of elements to be discussed as part of the Element of the Month program. #IYPT

Recent activity: 7 months 3 weeks ago
by Stephen Wright
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:10

In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table: A familiarity with the chemistry of some of the elements more commonly encountered in everyday life is a valuable learning experience for all students. Phosphorus is the eighth in this series of elements to be discussed as part of the Element of the Month program. #IYPT

Recent activity: 7 months 3 weeks ago
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 09:35

Reimagining Chemistry Education: Systems Thinking, and Green and Sustainable Chemistry

The December 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. In response to a call for papers, chemistry educators from around the world have contributed articles to the Journal collected in the December edition as special issue on systems thinking, and green and sustainable chemistry.

Recent activity: 8 months 1 day ago
by Stephen Wright
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 13:38

In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table: A familiarity with the chemistry of some of the elements more commonly encountered in everyday life is a valuable learning experience for all students. Chlorine is the seventh in this series of elements to be discussed as part of the Element of the Month program. #IYPT

Recent activity: 7 months 3 weeks ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 19:41

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the November 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education of special interest to our ChemEd X community.

Recent activity: 8 months 3 weeks ago
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 11/12/2019 - 14:01

Mentoring the Next Generation

The November 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: biochemistry and visualizations; fostering effective explanations and instructions; learning through games and contests; green chemistry; investigations involving light; discovery-based laboratories; innovations in teaching; chemistry teacher experiences; foundations of chemistry; from the archive: infrared imaging.

Recent activity: 9 months 12 hours ago