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by Josh Kenney
Wed, 05/01/2024 - 10:37

Josh Kenney explains an innovative POGIL-like approach to teaching stoichiometry, integrating LEGO pieces. Addressing student difficulties with stoichiometry's abstract nature, he designed a custom LEGO activity inspired by existing resources, promoting collaboration and enhancing conceptual grasp. This engaging approach primes students for complex stoichiometry challenges.

Recent activity: 2 months 3 weeks ago
by Michael Jansen
Thu, 04/25/2024 - 11:50

From bond energies to thermochemical equations, explore the convergence of pathways to the same result in teaching Hess’s Law of Heat Summation.

Recent activity: 2 months 4 weeks ago
by Ashley Green
Tue, 04/23/2024 - 11:39

Dive into the topic of gas laws through a station-based activity designed to engage students in hands-on exploration. Students articulate their understanding through particulate models.

Recent activity: 3 months 21 hours ago
by Joseph Lomax
Fri, 04/05/2024 - 09:19

Joe Lomax suggests that making your students into a flowchart can better teach them the titration process while you and your class will enjoy the process!

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Recent activity: 2 weeks 23 hours ago
by Yvonne Clifford
Tue, 04/02/2024 - 14:47

This seasoned chemistry teacher is mentoring future educators. From hands-on labs to guest speakers, explore how she cultivates a vibrant learning environment and supports the next generation of chemistry rockstar teachers!

Recent activity: 2 months 4 weeks ago
by Christopher Kurowski
Tue, 04/02/2024 - 09:55

Explore the journey of a high school chemistry teacher who turned a playful challenge into a powerful teaching tool on TikTok! From quirky titration mishaps to acting out VSEPR geometries, this teacher has found endless ways to make chemistry come alive on the platform. 

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Joseph Lomax
Mon, 04/01/2024 - 15:25

The connections between Acid-Base and Redox reactions already exist. How so? Let's find out.

Recent activity: 1 month 1 week ago
by Melissa Hemling
Sun, 03/31/2024 - 23:48

In this enrichment activity, students research elements to prove that their element is the most lethal of all in the March Madness Element Bracket.

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Wed, 03/27/2024 - 20:42

Polylactic acid (PLA) exhibits a glass transition from hard and brittle to soft and rubbery when immersed in boiling water. PLA-based structures containing a small metal object can be used as rattles when they are shaken. The sound of the rattles change when they are heated above or cooled below their glass transition, enabling them to be used as demonstrations.

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Nora Walsh
Tue, 03/05/2024 - 09:08

This quick / low-prep stoichiometry lab helps students visualize why they must convert mass into moles before performing stoichiometry calculations. 

Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago