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by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 09:17

My students and I intend to use a high-speed camera to film a variety of chemistry experiments in slow motion.  The first reaction we have decided to film is the “Whoosh Bottle”.  You can read more about this pa

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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:53

I am excited with my student's response to offering an ACS ChemClub at our high school! ACS does a great job of providing materials and ideas for meetings.

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by Trish Loeblein
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 16:57

Is PhET still free to use? Yes, but you can always make donations or encourage others. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1437859

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by Sarah Kong
Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:28

This week I talked with Alice Putti who teaches Chemistry and AP Chem in West Michigan.  Below are her answers to our inquiry questions:

Q1:  How do you define inquiry? or What does inquiry look like to you?

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by Sarah Kong
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:15

This year one my goals is to use this space to talk specifically with various teachers about how they use inquiry in their chemistry classrooms.  My four questions are:

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by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:36

I recently spoke with a chemist from industry that said that if she admits to being a chemist, it is a serious conversation ender. I can relate! I know many of you can to. My colleague, Greg Rushton, shared a similar sentiment in an .

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by Doug Ragan
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 14:59

    Are you looking for that one website that has an abundance of chemistry knowledge?  Well, I came across www.endmemo.com/chem/ and it is filled with all types of chemistry information.

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by Lowell Thomson
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 21:51

As I maneuver through the school year, a certain rhythm develops. The start of the year brings the excitement of new classes and new students. I'm often trying new things in the fall as I've reflected on the previous year's teaching over the summer.

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by Erica Posthuma
Wed, 01/15/2014 - 19:12

As this is my first blog post, I’d like to introduce myself to the ChemEdX community. I currently teach Chemistry I, Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry, and AP Chemistry at The University High School of Indiana. I use the Chemistry Modeling Curriculum in my classroom

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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:10

ACS is offering an upcoming webinar highlighting safety called "Tales, Investigations, and Lessons Learned". The role of the US Chemical Safety Board will be defined. Root cause investigations of chemical accidents will be reviewed. Tips on how to prevent chemical accidents will be reviewed. 

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