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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:07

The American Chemical Society's Committee on Chemical Safety has reached out once again asking that the larger community share the warning about using the Rainbow Demonstration. They want to spread the word about the dangers of the Rainbow Flame Demonstration so no further injuries occur. 

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by Mary Saecker
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:26

Catalyzing Student Learning

The July 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: glowmatography; examining secondary chemistry teaching; useful teaching models and tools; making science accessible; teaching kinetics; computer-based learning; explorations using x-rays; polymer chemistry laboratories; using batteries to teach; analytical chemistry; investigating scale literacy skills; printing the archives: cyanotype.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 19:17

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

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by Thomas Greenbowe
Wed, 06/26/2019 - 14:57

The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) is one of the best professional development opportunities available for chemistry educators. The 26th BCCE will be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, Saturday July 18 – Thursday July 23rd, 2020. The MAPS system is now accepting symposia and workshop proposals for the 26th BCCE until Friday August 23, 2019.

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by Charlotte Allerton
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:47

Read Charlotte Allerton's career profile describing her background and her current position within Pfizer's Medicine Design organization.

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by Maranda Flamm
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:09

Are you in the mood for some chemical reactions? Do you want to participate in an electrochemistry laboratory activity? Are you interested in free equipment for your classroom? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then Pittcon and ChemEd 2019 has you covered!

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by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 13:47

In this activity your students will be introduced to the concepts of claim, evidence and reasoning. The activity is POGIL- like in nature in that no prior knowledge is needed on the part of the students. 

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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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