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Journal of Chemical Education June 2015 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:35

Extending and Deepening Student Understanding

The June 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/92/6. This issue includes articles on curriculum; assessment; inorganic chemistry; investigating galvanic cells & exploring LEDs; atomic structure; nanochemistry laboratories; physical chemistry in the lab; synthesis.

 
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AACT
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Mon, 05/25/2015 - 20:47

Like many of our readers I am a charter member of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT).

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Journal of Chemical Education May 2015 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:40

Teaching the Relevance of Chemistry

The May 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/92/5. This issue includes articles on drugs & pharmaceuticals; health; food; plants; exploring viscosity; new approaches to teaching organic chemistry; computer-assisted learning; scents & flavors.

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Halloween demo
by Kayode Oshin
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:46

An outline for the Halloween Chemistry Show Demonstration at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN, is presented. Organized by Saint Mary’s Affiliate of the American Chemical Society (SMAACS) student club, this show has become an annual event with an average attendance of over 200 people. The club’s main goal is to generate interest in the sciences among children; while stimulating a pursuit for continued education and hopefully future careers in STEM fields. The Halloween Chemistry Show aspires to that goal by providing an interactive experience for all children in attendance while presenting thought-provoking demonstrations for the entire audience.

 

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AP Chem
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Sun, 05/03/2015 - 11:32

As I write this, it is the day before the national AP Chemistry exam.  We’ve been working toward this day since August.  We’ve endured late hours, broken crucibles, anxiety, and tears.  I’ve run weekend and evening review sessions, we’ve

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Journal of Chemical Education April 2015 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:08

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

The April 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available for subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/92/4. This issue features articles on atmospheric and environmental chemistry. Also featured in this issue are: microfluidic devices; problem solving strategies; information literacy; kinetics & thermodynamics; investigations of gases and organic synthesis; outreach.

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So You Think You Can Demo
by Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:57

“So You Think You Can Demo” is a fun and educational contest sponsored by ChemEd committee members to allow chemical educators to have a platform to share their best hands-on science demonstrations. We encourage all ChemEd 2015 attendees to submit a video showing off your most creative, informative and interesting chemistry demo. The deadline for submission of a demo video is April 30th.

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by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:42

This semester I get to work with one of my high school students as she investitgates what it takes to be a chemistry teacher.  She wrote the following blog post to describe her project...

 

 

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by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 21:28

I started thinking about how integral the storytelling was to the curricular choices I made in my classroom.  I realized that I had shared some of my experiences as a Modeler and a few of the activities we use in our classrooms, but I have never described the order of topics. So, this blog is titled “The Model So Far…” I hope it gives you an idea of the journey we take each year as the students uncover evidence and construct models along the way. 

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Journal of Chemical Education March 2015 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:43

Chemistry Education without Borders

The March 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/92/3. This issue features NMR spectroscopy; chemistry teaching from an international perspective; chemistry & history; learning to think and work like a chemist; introductory laboratory experiences & experiments; the chemistry of fingerprints.

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