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June 2017 JCE issue
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 17:38

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the June 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education that are of special interest to high school chemistry teachers.

Recent activity: 2 months 2 days ago
JCE May 2017 cover
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:03

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education that are of special interest to high school chemistry teachers.

Recent activity: 3 months 6 days ago
Journal of Chemical Education May 2017 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:32

Lasting Value and High Impact

The May 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: project- and inquiry-based laboratories; measuring value and impact; research on core ideas and clickers; new twists on classic activities; understanding diffraction; acid-base chemistry; teaching informed by technology: flipped learning, biochemistry labs, and scientific computing for chemists; from the archives: chemistry helps feed the world.

Recent activity: 3 months 1 week ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:35

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the April 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education that are of special interest to high school chemistry teachers.

Recent activity: 4 months 1 day ago
Journal of Chemical Education April 2017 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 20:49

Resources To Inform Teaching and Learning

The April 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: green chemistry; environmental chemistry; using food chemistry to teach; 2016 Jame Bryant Award; development of important skills; chemical education research: assessment; advanced laboratories; from the archives: water quality.

Recent activity: 4 months 1 day ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:05

Throw the phrase “chemistry class” at someone to get their reaction. What do you predict it would be? A chalkboard full of stoichiometry problems? Wading through the atomic masses on the periodic table? Bubbling beakers? Something else? In any case, I’m guessing his or her first answer would not be, “Creative writing.”

Recent activity: 5 months 4 days ago
Journal of Chemical Education March 2017 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:06

Promoting Problem-Solving and Discovery Learning

The March 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: protein chemistry; making connections in in chemical education research; chemical bonding; importance of non-technical skills; courses built on reactivity; periodic table; heterocyclic compounds; teaching resources; from the archives: Using Wikipedia and Wikis to teach.

Recent activity: 5 months 5 days ago
Students work in the kitchen/lab
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:38

Food chemistry is an interesting and fun class for students. Read the article for some suggestions about resources along with an outline of a unit developed around water in cooking. 

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Recent activity: 1 week 4 days ago
Winter & Cullen at ACS SanDiego
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:40

Julia Winter is the 2016 Conant Award winner. She is a veteran chemistry teacher from Michigan. You can watch a video interview recorded March 2016.

Recent activity: 6 months 10 hours ago
Journal of Chemical Education February 2017 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:30

Fostering Creativity in Chemistry

The February 2017 online issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured include: surface chemistry; chemical identity thinking; conceptual understanding; communicating science to the general public; activities and labs linking chemistry and art; history and chemistry; early access to research; technology as instructional support; synthesis laboratories; from the archives: bottle chemistry.

Recent activity: 6 months 2 days ago