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by Tom Kuntzleman
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 09:21

Halloween is a great time of year to do experiments with fluorescence. Check out the video in which we experiment with some fluorescent yarn.

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 15:29

This is your opportunity to voice your opinion about ChemEd X, ask a general question, suggest a topic of discussion or just send a note to our ChemEd X community.

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by Sarah Kong
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 06:59

Here is a pic from the 2009 award including board members of the National Mole Day Foundation and past Moles of the Year.

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by Doug Ragan
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:13

I was excited to recently come across a new free app for the iPad entitled goREACT by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

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by Sarah Kong
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 12:43

Want ideas for this year's theme:  The AniMOLE Kingdom?  Visit www.moleday.org or visit the facebook page National Mole Day Foundation Inc.

There are so many fun ways to celebrate with your class.  One of my favorites was building an acetylene cannon and shooting stuffed moles students

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:21

Have you ever seen the soap boat experiment? Check out the video.

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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 11:17

Do you or anyone you know advise an ACS Chem Club? I have heard of it over the past few years, but I have been busy and didn’t want to add another thing to my plate. When I found out that there are no requirements of what or how much we have to do as a group, I decided that I could give it a try. I appreciate that ACS provides some great resources. You can find many ideas on the ACS web site.

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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:49

The Grand Valley State University organizers of BCCE 2014 are working to make the August 3-7, 2014 conference a valuable experience for the high school chemistry teacher. 

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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:28

It is not too early to think about National Chemistry Week which is coming up October 20 - 26.  This year's theme is "Energy: Now and Forever".  Did you know there is a poetry contest and information about participating in community outreach activities on the ACS web site?  Visit

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by Doug Ragan
Sun, 08/18/2013 - 23:11

A few weeks ago, I presented at ChemEd 2013 "Flipping with Chemistry Apps". One app that I use in my HS chemistry class on the iPad is the app Building Atoms, Ions, and Isotopes HD Lite.

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