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by Andrea Amato
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:14

I have been interested in the adsorption properties of shells and other common materials. I decided to test the adsorption properties of almond shells towards methylene blue and I am sharing how it went here.

Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago
by Dan Meyers
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:31

How do you demonstrate how a buffer system works? I did some brainstorming, devised a plan and it went well. This post is a description of what I did.

Recent activity: 3 months 5 days ago
by Sibrina Collins
Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:07

In our recently published letter in the Journal of Chemical Education,"Black Panther, Vibranium and the Periodic Table", we describe how the movie, Black Panther, provides a unique opportunity for students to think critically about the arrangement of the periodic table. 

Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago
by Lauren Stewart
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:25

In the past five years I have wrestled with the questions, “what is the purpose of a final exam” and “how do I incorporate a final exam into my grading system.” At this point, I have found peace in answers to both of these questions and part of that relies on my students completing an electronic portfolio.

Comments: 4
Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago
by Chad Husting
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 14:39

Imagine if you could start all over with a brand new classroom! What would you want or do in your dream room? 

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Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago
by Andrea Amato
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:42

In this blog post, I would like to share a relatively simple demonstration you may use to introduce the concept of antioxidant along with its potential in everyday life.

Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago
by Andrea Amato
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:21

This activity is designed to determine the concentration of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in a produce protector (in this case, Ball® Fruit Fresh) by an iodometric titration method.

Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago
by Ann Gardner
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:48

Embracing the idea that students already create an image, create an idea, of what is happening when they observe a demonstration, lab or activity. The goal is to have the students make that model more concrete through drawing it.

Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago
by Ben Meacham
Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:51

Part of placing value on the process of learning means giving students multiple opportunities to demonstrate understanding. Reassessments are an inevitable part of the process. For many teachers, this presents a logistical problem. To help streamline the entire process, I would like to share a simple strategy that anyone can replicate in a short amount of time.

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Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:18

Simple methods to prepare liquid air are described. In addition, ways to test the properties of liquid air and other liquefied gases are explored.   

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Recent activity: 9 months 3 weeks ago