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Being a teacher during the pandemic was a transformative experience. But it's unlikely no one came out of the pandemic unscathed in some way. The scars are real and learning to accept them is part of the process in returning to "normal", which was an illusion and did not work well for many. Post-pandemic, how will my teaching change?
There are many opportunities for virtual chemistry based professional development this summer!
It may come as no surprise that three of our very own lead contributors have been named as Finalists for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) at the secondary level in their states. We would like to recognize them along with all of the amazing math and science teachers across the country that have earned this honor.
Get to zero by becoming neutral. In using this method, let chemistry bring together broader ideas from math, economics and wherever value(s) are expressed in the negative.
Stephanie O'Brien shares lessons learned and strategies for utilizing choice boards in chemistry classroom.
What real world examples are made known to students when discussing freezing point depression? What about brinicles, also known as "Icy Fingers of Death"? A brinicle (from brine + ice) is a finger-like formation of supercooled brine solution that grows downward underneath sea ice. Intrigued? Cool (pun intended). Keep reading to find out more!
A lab practical with an escape room story turned out to be a great final exam.
What does a recent visit to Fort Bridger State Historic Park in southwestern Wyoming, a plant similar to an onion, and an armed conflict between Native Americans and the US government have anything to do with chemistry? Much. Check it out here.
Storytelling is ubiquitous throughout all human cultures. Why not use storytelling in the chemistry classroom as a way to develop a classroom community of support and friendship? Interested? Cool, read on!
Some explorations and explanations regarding superconductors and the quantum levitation (also known as quantum locking) experiment.