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by Kristen Drury
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:22

The unit of acids and bases is difficult for most students in Advanced Placement Chemistry. The variety of various calculations can be overwhelming. The Acid Base Speed Dating Activity engages students in completing a series of problems. Each student is assigned a specific solution and then determines their individual pH to complete their personal “Solution Biography.” Then the speed dating begins! For each date, the students need to find a specific match and determine their combined pH value. 

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:02

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the February 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:00

In an effort to align my lessons with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), I have tried to take the content I have traditionally taught, and shift the design to focus on student engagement with the science and engineering practices outlined in the standards. For the topic of heat transfer I re-packaged the ice melting blocks discrepant event as a NGSS investigative phenomena.

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by Mary Saecker
Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:34

Curricular Alignment for Student Success 

The February 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: diversity within the classroom; assessment and curricular alignment; innovations in laboratory curriculum; electrochemistry; analytical chemistry labs; exploring materials science; engaging teaching approaches; historical perspectives; distilling the archives: lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic devices.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:50

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Mary Saecker
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:55

Celebrating Ninety-Five Years

The January 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: exploring magnetic properties; examining outreach practices; spectroscopy; understanding chemical changes over time; laboratory curriculum reform; teaching scientific communication; analytical chemistry activities; biochemistry laboratories; 3D printing molecular models; from the archives: chemistry outreach.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:05

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Mary Saecker
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 16:35

Improving Student Perception and Performance 

The December 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: functional nanomaterials and chemical detection; improving student performance; peer-led instruction; simulations and computer-based learning; engaging and interactive instruction; synthesis laboratories; NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry; innovative physical chemistry investigations; ConfChem Conference on select 2016 BCCE presentations; from the archives: music and chemistry.

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by Kaleb Underwood
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:09

Is it time for us as chemistry teachers to move beyond the Le Châtelier Principle as justification for why disturbances to equilibrium systems cause particular “shifts”? The author shares his new approach to teach equilibrium and provide his students with a more rigorous understanding of the concept.

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by Mary Saecker
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:07

Polymer Concepts across the Curriculum

The November 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. The entire issue is focused on polymer concepts across the curriculum. This special issue provides useful ideas and tools for chemistry instructors of all levels.

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