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by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:35

As I follow the conversations about the most recent chemistry classroom accident in Manhattan ), I see that many agree that we need to advocate for adequate required safety training of our present and pre-service teachers.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:09

Want to try an easy, yet interesting chemistry experiment this winter?  Try this:  Blow some bubbles into the outside winter air and catch one of the bubbles with a bubble wand.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:09
In light of the recent chemistry accident and my blog posts about safety, I want to make sure you know of this upcoming opportunity:
Recent activity: 4 months 4 days ago
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 19:46

It has happened again. We just published a with a link to the US Chemical Safety Board’s . Less than a month later, a young boy has experienced the same nightmare scenario as the one described in the video.

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Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:48

The national ACS James Bryant Conant award was established in 1965 to encourage and recognize outstanding high school chemistry teachers. Candidates are chosen based upon evidence of high quality teaching, ability to challenge and inspire, extracurricular activities that support their work and pursuit of continued improvement of their role as an educator.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 01/05/2014 - 17:21

Chemistry teachers are always looking for new ideas to reach students. Social media is a new frontier to reach students AND collaborate with other chemistry teachers around the world 24/7. I hesitated to join Twitter because it seemed like "just one more thing to add to my plate".  I did finally log on and created an account.

Recent activity: 4 months 1 day ago
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 12/18/2013 - 11:45

The is an independent federal agency in Washington DC. They investigate industrial accidents. They just released a video of a young woman speaking about a high school chemistry class accident she was a victim of.

Recent activity: 4 months 4 days ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 08:33

I get excited when I see the outside temperature drop below 0°F (-18°C). This is not because I enjoy cold weather. It is because when the outside temperature gets this cold, I can conduct a particular experiment that I think is quite beautiful. Check out the video.

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Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Sarah Kong
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:59

In my grad program one of our discussions concerned how to teach science the way science is actually done.  This seems to be one of the core ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards.  The standards want to encourage students to think more like scientists and engineers as opposed to students seeking an A.  Please share your thoughts!

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Recent activity: 4 months 1 day ago
by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 20:16

My ChemClub students came to my room for a holiday celebration today. We made a batch of sea foam candy, experimented with Elephant Toothpaste, and marbled gift tags.

Recent activity: 4 months 4 days ago