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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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 2 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. 

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 02/28/2024 - 13:59

Pharaoh's serpent is the name of a very interesting chemical reaction that produces a snake-like foam. Unfortunately, it requires the use of a toxic mercury compound. Explore this very similar reaction that can be achieved quite simply by using fuel tablets and calcium gluconate tablets and learn a lot about the chemistry that is involved!

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Recent activity: 2 months 3 weeks ago