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by Sibrina Collins
Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:07

In our recently published letter in the Journal of Chemical Education,"Black Panther, Vibranium and the Periodic Table", we describe how the movie, Black Panther, provides a unique opportunity for students to think critically about the arrangement of the periodic table. 

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by Lauren Stewart
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:25

In the past five years I have wrestled with the questions, “what is the purpose of a final exam” and “how do I incorporate a final exam into my grading system.” At this point, I have found peace in answers to both of these questions and part of that relies on my students completing an electronic portfolio.

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by Chad Husting
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 14:39

Imagine if you could start all over with a brand new classroom! What would you want or do in your dream room? 

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by Andrea Amato
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:42

In this blog post, I would like to share a relatively simple demonstration you may use to introduce the concept of antioxidant along with its potential in everyday life.

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by Andrea Amato
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:21

This activity is designed to determine the concentration of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in a produce protector (in this case, Ball® Fruit Fresh) by an iodometric titration method.

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by Ann Gardner
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:48

Embracing the idea that students already create an image, create an idea, of what is happening when they observe a demonstration, lab or activity. The goal is to have the students make that model more concrete through drawing it.

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by Ben Meacham
Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:51

Part of placing value on the process of learning means giving students multiple opportunities to demonstrate understanding. Reassessments are an inevitable part of the process. For many teachers, this presents a logistical problem. To help streamline the entire process, I would like to share a simple strategy that anyone can replicate in a short amount of time.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:18

Simple methods to prepare liquid air are described. In addition, ways to test the properties of liquid air and other liquefied gases are explored.   

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by Stephanie O'Brien
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:50

This introductory lesson uses a crosscutting concept, structure and function, as a means to model pre-conceptions of a voltaic cell. A phenomena is used to pique curiosity and engage students as they progress through the unit. 

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by Kaleb Underwood
Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:32

Now that the 2018 administration of the AP Chemistry Exam is in the books, all of us AP Chemistry teachers now have an opportunity to reflect on the year as we turn our attention toward preparing for the fall.

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