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by Dean Campbell
Fri, 02/02/2024 - 15:14

Dean Campbell uses demonstrations and props to illustrate concepts while teaching his collegiate Materials Chemistry course. Many of the examples described are also suitable for use in high school and collegiate General Chemistry courses. 

Recent activity: 2 months 1 week ago
by Hannah Sevian
Wed, 01/31/2024 - 10:44

The objective of the multi-country IUPAC Chemistry Teacher Survey is to improve understanding of the use of practical work in high school chemistry classes related to concepts of sustainability. 

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by Dean Campbell
Fri, 01/26/2024 - 11:09

Have a 3D printer? Make some 3D printed models of various carbon allotropes!

Recent activity: 2 months 3 weeks ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 01/16/2024 - 15:12

What is some of the chemistry involved in the formation of ice clouds when boiling water is thrown into icy air?

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by Nora Walsh
Fri, 01/05/2024 - 10:35

Nora Walsh highlights activities found on ChemEd X and how she worked them into her own curriculum teaching Lewis structure concepts.

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by Jessica Pittarese
Wed, 12/13/2023 - 12:30

Use coding for a new twist on a classic element project. See how easy coding can be and consider the applications of coding in your own classroom.

Recent activity: 4 months 1 week ago
by Dean Campbell
Mon, 12/11/2023 - 10:06

Discover the secrets behind flame-shaped highlighter markings that not only disappear and reappear but also glow and flicker under the influence of acids, bases, and UV lights. 

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Recent activity: 4 months 1 week ago
by Nina Hike
Fri, 12/01/2023 - 10:09

Nina Hike shares a storyline and lesson that seamlessly integrates NGSS with a culturally relevant storyline, making learning chemistry both engaging and impactful.

Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 11/27/2023 - 10:41

It has been claimed that because all water ultimately ends up in the water cycle, we drink water that the dinosaurs peed out. What does chemistry have to say about this assertion?

Recent activity: 4 months 3 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Sun, 11/05/2023 - 20:56

Tissue paper can be folded and cut with chemistry-related patterns to make decorative paper banners that can be used as Mexican-themed decorations. Chemistry concept connections include lattice energy, bandgap energy, and ionic crystal fracture.

Recent activity: 5 months 2 weeks ago