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by Melissa Hemling
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:55

The Component 2 Differentiation Portfolio of National Board Certification has many parts and can be overwhelming at first glance. My goal is to share strategies to help break down this component into manageable pieces so you can grow as an educator and score high.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:37

The solution to "Chemical Mystery #16: A Red, White, and Blue Chemistry Trick for You!" is presented. How this experiment can be used as a springboard to carry out a simple quantitative analysis of salt solubility is also discussed.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 13:43

Watch this video and see if you can figure out how red, white, and blue colors can all be made from the same chemical solution!

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by Francisco Villa
Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:32

Welcome and introduction from Francisco Villa, two-year college lead contributor

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 05/27/2019 - 07:03

The solution to Chemical Mystery #15: The Leaky Cup is shown here. 

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by Dustin Williams
Wed, 05/22/2019 - 20:13

This lab is one of my favorite activities to do in my classes and I look forward to it every year. The lab is simple, requires limited supplies, students love it (i.e. high engagement level), and I have found it to really set students up for stoichiometry.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:17

Time for a new chemical mystery! Watch the video below and see if you can use your chemical knowledge to figure out how this experiment is done.

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by Josh Kenney
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:03

Whiteboards are great learning tools in a science classroom. With these instructions, you can make eight 24-in x 24-in whiteboards for less than $2.00 each! Instructions for simple whiteboard stands are included.

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by Lauren Stewart
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:03

I was excited for the opportunity but I never thought my science coach would be interested in developing and executing lessons with me. Luckily for me, my experience ended up being nothing like what I expected. You can apply for this experience too. The deadline to apply for Science Coaches for the 2019–2020 school year is September 1, 2019.

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by Melissa Hemling
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 09:01

This is Part 2 of a 5-part series on National Board Certification in Chemistry. This post will focus on Component 1 - The Test.

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