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by Dean Campbell
Sun, 09/24/2023 - 10:18

Description of a Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) course for middle-school students about the chemistry and biology of water. 

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by Iain Smellie
Wed, 09/06/2023 - 08:56

Part 5 of Colourful Chemistry of Canning explores the ability of tinplated food cans to reduce aromatic azo compounds to amines. 

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by Iain Smellie
Fri, 08/18/2023 - 09:45

Part 4 of Colourful Chemistry of Canning explores how to make gold in an old tin can!

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by Michael Farabaugh
Sun, 08/13/2023 - 15:56

Michael Farabaugh outlines mistakes and misconceptions that were encountered during the 2023 AP Reading and offers suggestions for improving performance on the AP Chemistry exam.

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by Iain Smellie
Thu, 04/13/2023 - 13:38

Part 3 includes further anthocyanin experiments to make a connection between the food we eat and the chemical principles that are employed to ensure that canned foodstuffs can be preserved properly. These recent studies have focused on the reaction of tinplate cans with iodine.

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by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 04/03/2023 - 13:14

The new edition of “POGIL Activities for AP Chemistry” is on track to be released next winter. Laura Trout offered a sneak peak of the new activities and improvements that have been incorporated into the new edition in our March 27, 2023 ChemEd X Talk. Watch the recording of the presentation!

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by Michelle DeWitt
Thu, 03/30/2023 - 12:47

The American Chemical Society would like to invite your class to celebrate "Chemists Celebrate Earth Week" April 16-22 with the theme "The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae".

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by Iain Smellie
Tue, 10/18/2022 - 17:06

Part 2 includes further anthocyanin experiments to make a connection between the food we eat and the chemical principles that are employed to ensure that canned foodstuffs can be preserved properly.

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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 10/04/2022 - 19:22

The use of multiple representations helps to characterize students' understandings and their misconceptions. Stacey Lowery Bretz shared multiple resources and strategies for using them in her ChemEd X Talk. The recording is available here!

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by Yvonne Clifford
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:49

The Trials and Tribulations of a Teacher During COVID Times! - Part 4: In this four part series of articles, Yvonne Clifford provides readers with some tips and concrete, workable ideas that have helped to fulfill her desire to provide a chemistry programme that is both interesting and rigourous. 

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