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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 T. Ross Kelly
Sat, 12/19/2020 - 11:35

Ethylene, C2H4, a volatile plant hormone stimulates fruit ripening and is also released during ripening. This post explains the role of ethylene in ripening and presents how the chemical identity of the ethylene scavenger used to suppress premature ripening during storage was determined.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 12/08/2020 - 13:01

What is the pressure inside a bottle of soda pop? Read this short article to find the surprising answer to this question, and also to learn how to do an experiment to answer this question for yourself! 

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by Ben Meacham
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 15:26

Ben Meacham is editing videos using software he had not used until just a few weeks ago. He shares what he has learned about creating these videos for his students that are now virtual. Students can watch the steps of the procedure and collect data from the video so they can complete a post-lab assignment. 

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by Kathleen Carrigan
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 20:58

Spend some time as the semester ends being grateful for the students who are in your classes. Then acknowledge that you are making a difference in their lives. Maybe not all of their lives, but some will be changed forever.

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:09

What is the best type of assessments in a hybrid situation?  Perhaps open book and notes might provide the answer.


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by Michael Farabaugh
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 06:41

Free AP Chemistry prep exams are available for teachers. This is part of a research study occurring through the 2020-2021 year. Enroll today!

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by Ariel Serkin
Sun, 11/15/2020 - 13:20

When the world stopped back in March, I wrote that no one knew how to teach in a pandemic. Here we are, 8 months later and we are still learning and adapting every day. I know each teacher has their own unqiue set of challenges this year, but I have found some small wins that I’m happy to share.

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by Jennie Mayer
Fri, 10/30/2020 - 11:25

This blog post describes some strategies, including a tool called Calendly which makes scheduling appointments much easier, which might help increase office hour visitation.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 10/28/2020 - 14:14

Learn how to thermochemically analyze the Devil's Milkshake chemical demonstration - just in time for Halloween!

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 10/20/2020 - 19:21

Some teachers do not like the idea of letting students do a "redo" on an assignment.  It can, if done carefully, have a positive impact on students learning and the culture of the classroom.

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Recent activity: 2 years 4 weeks ago