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by Sarah Kong
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:25

What a mole-riffic time we are having here in Kennesaw, Georgia!  Some highlights from my time here include:

~ The very appropriate cooling towels (Chill-its) we (ChemEd X) handed out to folks who stopped by our table, ran the Mole Run, or we saw between sessions. Several teachers have been diving in to research how they work.  Chemistry in action!

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by Dan Meyers
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:54

During our recent chemistry summer camp, we used some electrochemistry activities. We had some logistical issues, but they were an overal success! 

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by Allison Tarvin
Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:18

Edmodo, Coursesites, Schoology…which digital learning platform is best for you? I’ve been searching for the right, free fit for me for the last three years. My journey has taken me from Edmodo to Coursesites to Schoology. I learned four valuable lessons about myself along the way that may help you make your own decision.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 22:03

It was Oregonians only (lucky me!) for PBS’s limited release of The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements in fall 2014. A national premiere is now at hand—mark your calendar for your local station’s broadcast.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:16

In , I used chemistry to give the illusion that water can be lit on fire. Here is the solution to that mystery.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 14:00

The video displays a neat trick you can do for your students. What do you suppose is the secret behind this trick? Hint: >It has to do with chemistry!

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by Doug Ragan
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 22:51

 

If you are like me and pretty much what seems like ALL of my high schools students, then you probably have a mobile device near you and you are also aware of the effect water has on turning that most precious piece of  “I can’t live without it” into a paperweight. 

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by Julia Winter
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 22:47

Over the past two years, I have immersed myself in designing mobile games for organic chemistry: founding a company called Alchemie and building a team to develop these games. The first of our games is called Chairs! (The exclamation point comes from the fact that an app called Chairs already existed in the AppStore.) The game Chairs! is what we call our proof-of-concept. Folks were a bit incredulous when we told them we design games that make learning organic chemistry intuitive and fun. 

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by Dan Meyers
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:23

Yesterday I posted about Day 1 of the Chemistry Camp

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by Dan Meyers
Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:36

My goal with this summer camp was to expose students to the chemistry of things around us - plants, food, batteries, fuel, etc. Fortunately, by studying plant pigments and photosynthesis, students were able to learn about and utilize common lab techniques.

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