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by Ashley Green
Sat, 08/05/2023 - 08:38

Ashley Green shares a variety of digital card sort activities!

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by Dean Campbell
Fri, 08/04/2023 - 14:00

Ordinary playing cards can be used in games where the cards model valence electrons in atoms. These games could provide players with a fun and active way to practice counting valence electrons in simple chemical structures.

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by Thomas Manning
Thu, 07/27/2023 - 19:15

Chem Cards is a game including 118 cards, one for each element. It is designed to familiarize students of all ages with chemical terminology so they grow comfortable with the topic and equate it to an exciting, team building experience. 

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by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 07/23/2023 - 11:50

We hope to see you at ChemEd 2023 in Guelph, Ontario!

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 07/19/2023 - 12:10

With a little chemical investigation, you can figure out how Jet-Puffed's new color changing marshmallows work!

Recent activity: 7 months 2 weeks ago
by Chad Husting
Tue, 07/11/2023 - 10:26

Chad Husting discusses one way to use ChatGPT in his chemistry classroom. 

Recent activity: 7 months 3 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Fri, 06/02/2023 - 07:58

The shapes of plastic bottles can be used to represent orbitals. Using various connectors, a bit of packing tape, and a few other more specialized touches can produce large scale molecular models that feature orbitals, sigma bonds, and pi bonds.

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Recent activity: 6 months 3 weeks ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 06/01/2023 - 14:15

Placing dry ice in limewater is a great demonstration to accompany discussions on a variety of chemical topics, including the impact of ocean acidification on marine organisms that depend upon the formation of CaCO3.

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by Chad Husting
Thu, 06/01/2023 - 09:16

The candy "Toxic Waste" and "Pop Rocks" are fun ways to show changes in acid base indicators. There is also an easy way to test car exhaust with an indicator.

Recent activity: 9 months 4 days ago
by Dean Campbell
Sun, 05/21/2023 - 10:50

Dean Campbell tries to use at least one demo for every class to illustrate concepts described in his chemistry courses. In this post, he includes short descriptions of the demonstrations and props he has used while teaching his collegiate General Chemistry II courses.

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