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by Katy Dornbos
Mon, 06/28/2021 - 14:44

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

Recent activity: 5 months 4 days 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 Excellence 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 5 months 4 days ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 06/24/2021 - 11:01

Stephanie O'Brien shares lessons learned and strategies for utilizing choice boards in chemistry classroom. 

Recent activity: 3 weeks 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: 5 months 1 week ago
by Chad Husting
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 08:09

A lab practical with an escape room story turned out to be a great final exam.

 

Recent activity: 5 months 2 weeks ago
by Scott Donnelly
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 13:25

What does a recent visit to Fort Bridger State Historic Park in southwestern Wyoming, a plant similar to an onion, and an armed conflict between Native Americans and the US government have anything to do with chemistry? Much. Check it out here. 

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Recent activity: 5 months 1 week ago
by Jennie Mayer
Wed, 06/09/2021 - 11:45

Storytelling is ubiquitous throughout all human cultures. Why not use storytelling in the chemistry classroom as a way to develop a classroom community of support and friendship? Interested? Cool, read on!

Recent activity: 5 months 3 weeks ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 06/03/2021 - 13:21

Some explorations and explanations regarding superconductors and the quantum levitation (also known as quantum locking) experiment.

Recent activity: 5 months 4 weeks ago
by Michael Jansen
Wed, 06/02/2021 - 16:21

Good day, gentle readers:

Let me start by telling a story that, at first blush, has nothing to do with chemistry teaching.

Recent activity: 5 months 4 weeks ago