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by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 02/08/2021 - 07:10

Have you seen the rainbow candy experiment? It's a very simple experiment that involves pouring water into a plate that has M&M's candies or Skittles arranged in a pattern. Very curious shapes of sharply divided regions form spontaneously. How does this happen?! 

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:06

Learn how to give pennies a beautiful, silvery-colored plating. 

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by Melanie Harvey
Sat, 01/30/2021 - 23:10

Students were asked to watch a short video that describes the ways scientific information is communicated, how those pathways usually function and how they were altered by the pandemic. Students were then asked to discuss a series of questions about experts, peer review, and the issue of releasing research results prior to peer review because of the urgent need for useful information related to the pandemic. 

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:52

This creative activity will help engage your students in chemistry nomenclature.

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by Thomas Cox
Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:30

Interested in embedding interactive lecture and/or lab videos? PlayPosit provides a medium to do so. This post gives directions on how to get started.

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by Thomas Scott
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 13:56

Thomas Scott has found a professional learning community of chemistry teachers on TikTok. He shares his experience and how using the app has engaged his students. 

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by Josh Kenney
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 10:34

EdPuzzle is a content delivery tool that can increase student engagement and metacognition. Here, we will explore how to use this application to help your students learn in a remote or hybrid setting.

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by Clarissa Sorens...
Tue, 01/05/2021 - 10:45

Evaluations are part of everyday life and professional work. This multi-part blog series aims to expand upon the collective understanding of the kinds of evaluations. This, the first post, begins with personal experience with the common kinds of evaluations.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 12/28/2020 - 17:26

Tom Kuntzleman tests to see if Powerade can be used as a source of reducing sugars in the classic silver mirror demonstration, and reminisces about Christmas days past when doing so.

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by Francisco Villa
Tue, 12/22/2020 - 15:20

Is it necessary for biology faculty colleagues to spend a month or so covering foundational chemistry in general biology courses then for the remainder of the semester require students to only know a small fraction of chemistry covered? This post briefly looks at what chemistry is needed for general biology.

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