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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. 

Recent activity: 8 months 8 min ago
by Chad Husting
Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:52

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

Recent activity: 8 months 4 days ago
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.

Recent activity: 8 months 1 week ago
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. 

Recent activity: 8 months 2 weeks ago
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.

Recent activity: 8 months 2 weeks ago
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.

Recent activity: 7 months 2 weeks ago
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.

Recent activity: 9 months 3 days ago
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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Recent activity: 8 months 3 weeks ago
by T. Ross Kelly
Sat, 12/19/2020 - 11:35

Ethylene, C2H4, a volatile plant hormone stimulates fruit ripening and is also released during ripening. This post explains the role of ethylene in ripening and presents how the chemical identity of the ethylene scavenger used to suppress premature ripening during storage was determined.

Recent activity: 9 months 1 week ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 12/08/2020 - 13:01

What is the pressure inside a bottle of soda pop? Read this short article to find the surprising answer to this question, and also to learn how to do an experiment to answer this question for yourself! 

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Recent activity: 8 months 2 weeks ago