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(e)Xperience ChemEd X through the ideas and opinions of its community members.

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 Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 12/28/2020 - 17:26

Tom Kuntzleman tests to see if Powerade can be used as a source of reducing sugars in the classic silver mirror demonstration, and reminisces about Christmas days past when doing so.

Recent activity: 3 months 1 week ago
by Francisco Villa
Tue, 12/22/2020 - 15:20

Is it necessary for biology faculty colleagues to spend a month or so covering foundational chemistry in general biology courses then for the remainder of the semester require students to only know a small fraction of chemistry covered? This post briefly looks at what chemistry is needed for general biology.

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Recent activity: 11 months 2 weeks ago
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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Recent activity: 5 months 1 week ago
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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Recent activity: 2 years 9 months ago
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.


Recent activity: 2 years 10 months ago
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!

Recent activity: 2 years 10 months ago
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.

Recent activity: 11 months 2 weeks ago
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.

Recent activity: 11 months 2 weeks ago