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by Erika Fatura
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 22:50

My top 5 reasons for using Green Chemistry in my classroom along with a few examples of replacement labs that follow Green Chemistry principles.

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago
by Iain Smellie
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:26

Chemiluminescence demonstrations that use peroxyoxalate “glowstick” systems are very popular in a variety of lecture demonstrations and classroom activities. These reactions are very eye catching and easy to do; however, until recently, the range of oxalate diesters available has been limited. In this article we present a modification of the published procedures for the preparation of multigram quantities of oxalate diesters derived from vanillin and methyl salicylate. The modified protocol allows a common procedure to be followed to access both compounds efficiently.

Recent activity: 8 months 3 weeks ago
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. 

Recent activity: 3 years 4 months ago
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.

Recent activity: 3 years 4 months ago
by Erica 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.

Recent activity: 2 years 8 months ago
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.

Recent activity: 3 years 4 months ago
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!

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago
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 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.

Recent activity: 3 years 5 months ago