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by Kristen Drury
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:45

AACT has organized eight virtual symposia to provide professional development for teachers this summer. These symposia can truly help teachers plan for the next school year and virtually “see” one another to share ideas and concerns.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Sun, 06/28/2020 - 09:06

We used liquid nitrogen to visualize the aerosol particles emitted while speaking, coughing, breathing, and sneezing. We also tested the ability of various masks to block these droplets.

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by Dean Campbell
Mon, 06/22/2020 - 08:20

The purpose of this variation on the “dragon’s breath” demonstration is to illustrate that face masks can diminish the movement of particles in the air, an important idea in public health.

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by Josh Kenney
Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:56

Metacognition is a learner-focused evaluation of knowledge growth and an essential process for complete and lasting knowledge. Although virtual learning environments pose challenges for facilitating metacognitive activities, student-made videos are effective for increasing metacognition in online chemistry instruction.

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by Ben Meacham
Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:20

Desmos offers an activity building feature that allows teachers to create and customize activities. The resource is applicable to a variety of science and chemistry topics and useful in whatever learning environment teachers find themselves in next school year. 

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Recent activity: 1 week 4 days ago
by Chad Husting
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:13

Tips on planning for an uncertain future.

 

Recent activity: 1 month 2 days ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:37

The Ruben's Tube (also known as a Flame Tube) is a classic experiment used in physics classes. There's also a bit of chemistry to be learned while experimenting with a Ruben's Tube...

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by Stephanie O'Brien
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 11:17

With the end of school upon us and the possibility of remote instruction in the fall, here are some techniques  to address four NGSS science and engineering practices; Planning and Carrying out Investigations, Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Developing and Using Models, Analyzing and Interpreting Data.

 

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by Scott Donnelly
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:35

Welcome to Part 4 in a series of posts looking at the metabolic chemistry that allows a bear to opt to survive winter by not eating at all and by doing so increase its chances of dying from starvation. By the end of hibernation up to a third- and more for a pregnant bear- of a bear's pre-denning mass may have been devoured by the bear's metabolic and physiological needs. A remarkable animal. A remarkable study in biochemistry. Enjoy...

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by Ariel Serkin
Thu, 05/14/2020 - 17:37

Sometimes, your Professional Learning Community is not at your school, but rather with educators from around the world.

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Recent activity: 1 month 2 weeks ago