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Journal of Chemical Education November 2014 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:07

Engaging and Sustaining Students' Interest in Chemistry The November 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/11. The November issue content includes content on water chemistry, diversity and women in science, professional development, teaching with technology, electrochemistry, and more.

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by MeyersChemistry
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:18

Last Thursday (11/6/14) I attended a workshop on NGSS through our local RESA (essentially an ISD for the county/region). I’d like to touch on some of the things I took away from this workshop and will post again after the next follow-up workshops in December and March.

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Journal of Chemical Education October 2014 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:58

Communicating the Value of Chemistry The October 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available online to subscribers [http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/10]. The October issue features sustainability; celebrating National Chemistry Week 2014 with articles on food and candy; increasing chemistry understanding for the nonscientist; nanochemistry; investigating materials: plastic & paper; exploring sound; research on chemical equilibrium instruction and student understanding of scale.

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Journal of Chemical Education September 2014 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:39

Advanced Placement Chemistry Special Issue The September 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available online to subscribers [http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/9]. The September issue features a special issue of 20 contributions on Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry as well as many other articles to help students learn chemistry.

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Journal of Chemical Education August 2014 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:18

Using Models for Learning Chemistry The August 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/8. The August issue contains content to spark thinking about models and how to foster meaningful learning in chemistry classrooms and improve student understanding.

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safety
by Bob Worley
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:10

The Royal Society of Chemistry became increasingly frustrated in 2004 when academics (the “when I was a lad” variety”), National Tabloids (it’s “‘elf un safety gone mad” variety), and many teachers were quoting health & safety fears as the reasons not to do practical science work and demonstrations.

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Gluging in Class
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:27

Every year when the day came to discuss the rules for significant figures in measurements with my classes I would write the rules on the board, we’d work through a couple examples, and I’d try to find a way to explain why we needed to use them when reporting measurements.  This has never been my favorite topic to teach, mostly because I had a difficult time helping students see why these rules for measurement and reporting uncertainty were important.

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Tornado Experiment
by Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:44

 

Statement from the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety regarding the “Tornado Experiment” Explosion in a Science Museum in Reno, Nevada

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Teacher Xchange
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:57

What is on your mind? This is your opportunity to post a chemistry question, ask a pedagogy question, begin a discussion or make a suggestion for other chemistry teachers. 

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Journal of Chemical Education July 2014 Cover
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:47

Passion for and Dedication to Chemistry and Education The July 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/7. The July issue features a tribute to J. J. Lagowski, green chemistry principles, book recommendations for the summer, organic chemistry in action, computation chemistry experiments, resources for teaching fluorescence spectroscopy.

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