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by Ashley Green
Mon, 08/07/2023 - 17:38

This "first day" activity is an opportunity to help students practice asking good questions!

Recent activity: 6 months 2 weeks ago
by Nora Walsh
Sun, 08/06/2023 - 20:09

Nora Walsh shares some of her favorite FIRST WEEK of school activities for the chemistry classroom!

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by Ashley Green
Sat, 08/05/2023 - 08:38

Ashley Green shares a variety of digital card sort activities!

Recent activity: 6 months 2 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Fri, 08/04/2023 - 14:00

Ordinary playing cards can be used in games where the cards model valence electrons in atoms. These games could provide players with a fun and active way to practice counting valence electrons in simple chemical structures.

Recent activity: 11 months 3 weeks ago
by Thomas Manning
Thu, 07/27/2023 - 19:15

Chem Cards is a game including 118 cards, one for each element. It is designed to familiarize students of all ages with chemical terminology so they grow comfortable with the topic and equate it to an exciting, team building experience. 

Recent activity: 6 months 2 weeks ago
by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 07/23/2023 - 11:50

We hope to see you at ChemEd 2023 in Guelph, Ontario!

Recent activity: 6 months 2 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Sat, 07/22/2023 - 17:11

Grinding solid colorless phenolphthalein indicator and solid colorless magnesium hydroxide base can produce a reaction that causes the mixture to turn pink.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 07/19/2023 - 12:10

With a little chemical investigation, you can figure out how Jet-Puffed's new color changing marshmallows work!

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 07/11/2023 - 10:26

Chad Husting discusses one way to use ChatGPT in his chemistry classroom. 

Recent activity: 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Fri, 06/02/2023 - 07:58

The shapes of plastic bottles can be used to represent orbitals. Using various connectors, a bit of packing tape, and a few other more specialized touches can produce large scale molecular models that feature orbitals, sigma bonds, and pi bonds.

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Recent activity: 11 months 2 weeks ago