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by Matthew Vonk
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00

Matt Vonk and Peter Bohacek have just created a handful of new chemistry activities that are based on interactive high-resolution video. These classroom-ready experiments have interactive tools so that students can perform the analysis and record data themselves. In some cases, students can even change variables. 

Recent activity: 1 week 23 hours ago
by Kristen Drury
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:56

All too often teachers use POGIL activities as worksheets when the teacher is absent, busy work to review a topic, or handouts for homework. However, using the POGIL activities in this manner does not allow the students to reap all the benefits of the activity. This article is designed to give you a glimpse into what the POGIL process can do for you.

Recent activity: 1 week 4 days ago
by Mary Saecker
Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:51

Placing Chemistry into a World Context

The April 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: service-learning, safety, investigating student understanding of solutions, environmental chemistry, green chemistry, waste management, acid-base chemistry, natural products, materials science, activities and laboratory investigations, teaching resources, diving into the archives: marine chemistry.

Recent activity: 1 week 6 days ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:23

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

Recent activity: 1 month 1 week ago
by Mary Saecker
Sun, 03/04/2018 - 20:28

Students Using and Understanding Chemistry

The March 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: demonstrations of magnetism and oxidation; the peer-review process; understanding how students learn organic mechanisms; multimedia- and computer-based learning; real-life chemistry activities; using games to teach chemistry; teaching kinetics; spectroscopy; analytical determinations; organic synthesis laboratories; distilling the archives: chemistry and paint.

Recent activity: 1 month 1 week ago
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. 

Recent activity: 2 months 2 days ago
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.

Recent activity: 2 months 2 days ago
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.

Recent activity: 2 months 6 days ago
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.

Recent activity: 2 months 1 week ago
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.

Recent activity: 3 months 1 week ago