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by ACCT Admin
Sun, 04/12/2020 - 12:34

The Cool Off Challenge, developed by the ACCT group.

Recent activity: 4 months 1 week ago
by ACCT Admin
Sat, 04/11/2020 - 20:52

The Structure and Motion of Matter (SAMM) survey, developed by Sevian et. al. is detailed here.

Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago
by ACCT Admin
Sat, 04/11/2020 - 20:23

The GoKart coginitive interview formative assessment, developed by the ACCT group, is detailed here.

Recent activity: 4 months 1 week ago
by ACCT Admin
Sat, 04/11/2020 - 20:10

The Volcano Probe formative assessment, developed by the ACCT group is detailed here.

Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago
by ACCT Admin
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 10:01

This is the formative assessment activity entitled "The Exploding Pringles Can Design Challenge" designed by the ACCT project.

Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago
by ACCT Admin
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 10:01

The Chemical Substances Inventory (CSI) is a formative assessment designed to learn about students' understanding of chemical identity.  The formative assessment was designed by the Sevian research group (as indicated by the star  ).

Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago
by ChemEd X Admin
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:42

Due to the COVID 19 crisis, ChemEd X videos and software is open access to all educators. 

Recent activity: 1 month 2 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 18:24

With the current global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been much discussion of “flattening the curve” by social distancing. These ideas can be demonstrated chemically, for example, by the iron-catalyzed decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to produce an oxygen gas foam. Decreased hydrogen peroxide concentrations, representing decreased human population concentrations from social distancing, produce oxygen gas foam, representing cases of illness, at a slower rate. A similar demonstration can be achieved using the popular Diet Coke and Mentos experiment. These simple experiments are best used as stand-alone demonstrations.

Recent activity: 6 months 2 days ago
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: 6 months 2 weeks 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: 7 months 1 week ago