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Michael Farabaugh outlines mistakes and misconceptions that were encountered during the 2022 AP Reading and offers suggestions for improving performance on the AP Chemistry exam.
Readers likely recognize Tom Kuntzleman from his numerous ChemEd X blog posts and Journal of Chemical Education articles as well as his dazzling demonstrations on his Tommy Technetium YouTube and TikTok channels! Get to know Tom better in this interview.
On July 14, 2022, Dr. Sarah English provided an overview of the digital interactive notebook process along with guidance on how to start building your own. In this ChemEd X Talk she outlined her organizational plan, examples of notebooks she has created and shares many of the resources she finds helpful in creating them. View a recording of Sarah's presentation and access materials here.
On July 11, 2022, Nora Walsh shared tips and advice for integrating interactive notebooks into chemistry lessons. In this ChemEd X Talk she spoke on everything from organizing your classroom for notebooking to how to plan layouts, general and specific ideas for input and output, and some ideas on grading/scoring interactive notebooks. View a recording of Nora's presentation and access materials here.
Educators may be able to use these 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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Chad Husting is a self proclaimed science nerd who loves helping kids figure things out. He has been a Lead Contributor for ChemEd X since 2017. With the hope of helping readers get to know him better, we asked him a series of questions. Check out his responses.
Dean Campbell is a veteran instructor that enjoys sharing his passion for chemistry with students, instructors and the public. Get to know Dean and learn about his favorite demonstration!
Many chemistry teachers use models and diagrams to help students describe how matter behaves at the particle level. On April 14, 2022, Doug Ragan explained how he uses colored magnets in his classroom to represent things such as subatomic particles, states of matter, balancing chemical equations, types of bonding, molecular geometry and much more. View a recording of his presentation and access materials he uses.