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by Mary Saecker
Mon, 08/19/2019 - 14:58

Chemistry Education: A Bridge to the Future

The August 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: authentic chemistry laboratories; student motivation, sustained interest, and student success; student understanding of fundamental concepts; aids to assessment; computer-based learning; active learning activities; engaging polymer chemistry activities; experimenting with flavor and food; organic chemistry laboratories; spectroscopy laboratories; acid-base chemistry; from the archives: polymer properties.

Recent activity: 1 day 3 min ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 07:39

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the August 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education of special interest to our ChemEd X community.

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Recent activity: 19 hours 26 min ago
by Jessica Mintz
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:30

After attending ChemEd at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, this past summer and meeting such wonderful chemistry teachers from across the country, I began to think about motivation and how important it is in our field to find those intrinsic motivators. With the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) taking hold in most states across the country, I call upon chemistry teachers to collaborate and I challenge you to find what intrinsically motivates you as a chemistry teacher.

Recent activity: 1 week 4 days ago
by Sam Eaton
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 14:39

I am a chemist and member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. Technical staff members are expected to apply their expertise to a variety of ongoing scientific research projects.

Recent activity: 1 week 4 days ago
by Erika Fatura
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 22:50

My top 5 reasons for using Green Chemistry in my classroom along with a few examples of replacement labs that follow Green Chemistry principles.

Recent activity: 2 weeks 7 hours ago
by Iain Smellie
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:26

Chemiluminescence demonstrations that use peroxyoxalate “glowstick” systems are very popular in a variety of lecture demonstrations and classroom activities. These reactions are very eye catching and easy to do; however, until recently, the range of oxalate diesters available has been limited. In this article we present a modification of the published procedures for the preparation of multigram quantities of oxalate diesters derived from vanillin and methyl salicylate. The modified protocol allows a common procedure to be followed to access both compounds efficiently.

Recent activity: 3 weeks 5 days ago
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:07

The American Chemical Society's Committee on Chemical Safety has reached out once again asking that the larger community share the warning about using the Rainbow Demonstration. They want to spread the word about the dangers of the Rainbow Flame Demonstration so no further injuries occur. 

Recent activity: 1 month 3 days ago
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:26

Catalyzing Student Learning

The July 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: glowmatography; examining secondary chemistry teaching; useful teaching models and tools; making science accessible; teaching kinetics; computer-based learning; explorations using x-rays; polymer chemistry laboratories; using batteries to teach; analytical chemistry; investigating scale literacy skills; printing the archives: cyanotype.

Recent activity: 1 month 6 days ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 19:17

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the July 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education of special interest to our ChemEd X community.

Recent activity: 1 month 6 days ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 14:19

I facilitate a working group of chemistry teachers in the New York area and we recently created our own activity surrounding the topic of oxidation. The goal of the probe was to force students to think about what the meaning of oxidation is, as well as to allow students to engage in the science and engineering practice of argumentation. This was an introductory lesson to my oxidation and reduction unit prior to students learning the terms oxidation and reduction.

Recent activity: 1 month 1 week ago