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by Melissa Hemling
Mon, 07/26/2021 - 12:28

AP Reader, Melissa Hemling, reflects and shares ideas to improve multimodal understanding of AP Chemistry concepts with Concept Summary Sheets. 

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by Melissa Hemling
Sun, 07/18/2021 - 17:38

BCCE is back next summer in person! Symposia and Workshop Abstracts are due July 30th! Add the conference to your calendar and plan to join the Chemical Education community there!

Recent activity: 1 week 5 hours ago
by Michael Jansen
Tue, 07/06/2021 - 12:31

To the point; no fluff. Communication so succinct that the message lands. Pardon the pun to Chemistry, but too many words dilute a message. The result: students remember nothing.

Recent activity: 2 weeks 6 days ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Sat, 07/03/2021 - 16:07

Summertime means doing chemistry experiments with flowers found growing in the yard...

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Recent activity: 1 week 12 hours ago
by Clarissa Sorens...
Tue, 06/29/2021 - 12:30

Being a teacher during the pandemic was a transformative experience. But it's unlikely no one came out of the pandemic unscathed in some way. The scars are real and learning to accept them is part of the process in returning to "normal", which was an illusion and did not work well for many. Post-pandemic, how will my teaching change?

Recent activity: 3 weeks 6 days ago
by Katy Dornbos
Mon, 06/28/2021 - 14:44

There are many opportunities for virtual chemistry based professional development this summer!

Recent activity: 4 weeks 6 hours ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Sat, 06/26/2021 - 11:10

It may come as no surprise that three of our very own lead contributors have been named as  Finalists for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellent in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) at the secondary level in their states. We would like to recognize them along with all of the amazing math and science teachers across the country that have earned this honor. 

Recent activity: 4 weeks 1 day ago
by Joseph Lomax
Fri, 06/25/2021 - 13:20

Get to zero by becoming neutral. In using this method, let chemistry bring together broader ideas from math, economics and wherever value(s) are expressed in the negative.

Recent activity: 4 weeks 7 hours ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 06/24/2021 - 11:01

In this blog, lessons learned and strategies for utilizing choice boards in chemistry classroom are discussed. 

Recent activity: 1 month 1 day ago
by Thomas Cox
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:50

What real world examples are made known to students when discussing freezing point depression? What about brinicles, also known as "Icy Fingers of Death"? A brinicle (from brine + ice) is a finger-like formation of supercooled brine solution that grows downward underneath sea ice. Intrigued? Cool (pun intended). Keep reading to find out more!

Recent activity: 1 month 4 days ago