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Xperience is where contributed, but not reviewed, ChemEd X resources such as blogs and opinion pieces are found. Here you can find blogs in which our contributors express their personal empiricism and polls in which you the community can provide your opinions.

by Stephanie O'Brien
Sat, 02/13/2021 - 12:51

This article shares a reflection of my daughter's experience in hybrid AP Chemistry from the perspective of a mother. 

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by Thomas Cox
Fri, 02/12/2021 - 18:32

Think back to when most college students across the country were on campus working together on group projects and studying together in the library. So how can this be recreated now that online instruction is the current operational mode? One solution may be Study Hall over Zoom.


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by Joseph Lomax
Wed, 02/10/2021 - 16:21

Teaching about hypervalent structures is problematic. This post discusses a simple and quick way in determining the number of lone pairs on a hypervalent central p-block atom.

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by Clarissa Sorens...
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 13:14

Evaluations are part of everyday life. This multi-part blog series aims to expand upon the evaluation process. Part 2 focuses on what evaluation is and how it differs from research.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 02/08/2021 - 07:10

Have you seen the rainbow candy experiment? It's a very simple experiment that involves pouring water into a plate that has M&M's candies or Skittles arranged in a pattern. Very curious shapes of sharply divided regions form spontaneously. How does this happen?! 

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:06

Learn how to give pennies a beautiful, silvery-colored plating. 

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by Melanie Harvey
Sat, 01/30/2021 - 23:10

Students were asked to watch a short video that describes the ways scientific information is communicated, how those pathways usually function and how they were altered by the pandemic. Students were then asked to discuss a series of questions about experts, peer review, and the issue of releasing research results prior to peer review because of the urgent need for useful information related to the pandemic. 

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:52

This creative activity will help engage your students in chemistry nomenclature.

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by Thomas Cox
Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:30

Interested in embedding interactive lecture and/or lab videos? PlayPosit provides a medium to do so. This post gives directions on how to get started.

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by Thomas Scott
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 13:56

Thomas Scott has found a professional learning community of chemistry teachers on TikTok. He shares his experience and how using the app has engaged his students. 

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