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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:37

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

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by Mary Saecker
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:03

Teaching and Learning: A Team Effort

The June 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: Characterizing Color; Inquiry-Based Activities and Projects; Learning with Games; Culturally Relevant Chemistry; Exploring the Design and Building of Instrumentation; Teaching Nanochemistry; Laboratory Experiments; Computational Chemistry; Chemical Education Research; Teaching Resources; Banking on the Archives: Using Currency To Teach Chemistry; Call for Papers: Chemical Safety Education.

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by Ben Meacham
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:38

Like most concepts in chemistry, intermolecular forces takes a bit of imagination and critical thinking to fully comprehend and apply when explaining a variety of situations. Though demonstrating the presence of these forces in a simple and explicit manner can easily be done, I wanted to change how I introduced IMFs a bit this year by focusing on a more data-to-concepts approach.

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by Anne Schmidt
Tue, 05/28/2019 - 13:12

A book review project takes shape with the help of ChemTwitter community.

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by Stephen Wright
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 18:55

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. Sulfur is the fourth in this series of elements to be discussed as part of the Element of the Month program. #IYPT

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by Mary Saecker
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:01

Encouraging Student Learning and Success

The May 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: microscale precipitation chemistry; making science personal; chemical escape rooms; teaching organic chemistry; peer learning; laboratory assessment; examining cognitive load; inquiry activities; exploring infrared spectroscopy; laboratory experiments; teaching resources; shaking the archives: the blue bottle experiment.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:53

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

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by Andres Tretiakov
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:45

It is not known why people develop allergies to nickel and there is no cure. The best course of action to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid contact with products containing nickel. This article will explain how to make an easy and cheap nickel detection device that will limit or eliminate the risks of exposure to sources of nickel using some interesting classic chemistry. 

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by Stephanie O'Brien
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:51

My district recently provided a professional development session focused on utilizing three dimensional formative assessments in the classroom. The ideas I learned in the session as well an an activity for students to engage in formative assessment are outlined.

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by Scott Donnelly
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:55

My name is Scott Donnelly, editor for the Two Year College (TYC) component of ChemEd Xchange. This is my first of what likely will be many contributions over the coming years. Since this is my inaugural post as the TYC editor perhaps I should let you all know a bit about myself and my educational philosophy.

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