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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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by Ben Meacham
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 15:26

Ben Meacham is editing videos using software he had not used until just a few weeks ago. He shares what he has learned about creating these videos for his students that are now virtual. Students can watch the steps of the procedure and collect data from the video so they can complete a post-lab assignment. 

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by Kathleen Carrigan
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 20:58

Spend some time as the semester ends being grateful for the students who are in your classes. Then acknowledge that you are making a difference in their lives. Maybe not all of their lives, but some will be changed forever.

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:09

What is the best type of assessments in a hybrid situation?  Perhaps open book and notes might provide the answer.

 

Recent activity: 2 months 3 days ago