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by Lauren Stewart
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:06

I am sharing a hack I use in my standards based grading (SBG) classroom to help things run more smoothly.

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Recent activity: 3 months 1 week ago
by Kristen Drury
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 06:24

Let me share some tips I learned reading the Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Dustin Williams
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 20:13

This strategy has been very helpful in establishing relevance to topics taught and in making connections between topics taught within a unit. It also provides a way for students to ask questions and make written explanations of phenomena, which are “Science and Engineering Practices” of NGSS.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:37

Did you figure out how the experiment in Chemical Mystery #14 was performed? The solution is presented here!

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Melissa Hemling
Mon, 02/25/2019 - 19:28

Like many AP Chemistry teachers, I was not fond of teaching Photoelectron Spectroscopy (PES). Surprisingly, I fell in love with teaching PES in AP Chemistry this year after I made an old-school change.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:50

Given a guiding question, students determined what they wanted to test, did the experiment and got their CER boards ready for review. Instead of a regular argumentation session, we had a glow and grow session, where students had to provide positive and negative feedback for each board.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:46

You can figure out how this Valentine's Day experiment was done...if you know your chemistry, that is!

Recent activity: 2 months 2 weeks ago
by Ariel Serkin
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:26

Molecule Monday is an opportunity to engage students in the chemistry of everyday life.

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by Lauren Stewart
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:59

We all know how fundamental the mole concept is for stoichiometry. This year I brainstormed ways to really make it stick. I decided to do multiple mini-practicums, one for each learning target of the mole unit. I am sharing brief descriptions of the mini-practicums I did for each learning target.

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Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Josh Kenney
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 06:22

Many researchers have attempted to characterize the knowledge of an expert teacher, and it's complex, to say the least.

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Recent activity: 4 months 1 week ago