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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 12/30/2020 - 11:16

Near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic ChemEd X began compiling a list of both new and previously published ChemEd X posts and resources that might be useful to teachers while teaching remotely. Topics include Technology & Teaching Resources, Strategies and Tips for Teaching Online, Lesson Ideas Suitable for Online Instruction and more. This list continues to grow. Readers are encouraged to check in often to find new content  and to comment with additional resources that we can add to our list. 

Recent activity: 3 hours 42 min ago
by Chad Husting
Mon, 12/28/2020 - 11:41

This virtual adaptation provides students the opportunity to engage in a process similar to the one Mendeleev used as he constructed the original version of the periodic table we still use today.

Comments: 2
Recent activity: 4 weeks 9 hours ago
by Mary Saecker
Sun, 12/27/2020 - 14:17

The December 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: teaching during COVID-19; examining models used by students; chemical structure; game-based learning; interdisciplinary courses; teaching chemistry using plants; laboratory instruction with real-world context; fluorescence; exploring spectroscopy; thermodynamics; chemical education research; from the archives: photography.

Recent activity: 2 months 3 days ago
by Josh Kenney
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 09:38

In this virtual activity, a video introduces stoichiometry and guides students to think conceptually using a simple baking analogy. Afterward, stoichiometry calculations connect to the analogy, that are then reinforced with a simple experiment. Finally, students explore a PhET simulation to deepen their knowledge.

 

Recent activity: 2 months 2 weeks ago
by Kristen Murphy
Fri, 12/04/2020 - 12:26

The ACS Exams Institute is pleased to announce that new tutorial practice exams are now available for General Chemistry, (first term) and Organic Chemistry (full year). 

Recent activity: 2 months 3 weeks ago
by Jessica Mintz
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 08:43

The Types of Chemical Reactions Lab is a favorite for many teachers and students. Chemistry comes to life as students record observations. This virtual version by no means replaces the students physically conducting the reactions themselves but during these times this activity can be used to supplement the teaching of chemical reactions.

Comments: 1
Recent activity: 2 months 2 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:52

Writing formulas is one of those concepts in chemistry that requires much practice and repetition for students to gain confidence. This remote learning activity is a fun way for students to practice name and formula writing that will not be as boring as a worksheet full of practice questions. 

Comments: 1
Recent activity: 2 months 2 weeks ago
by Michael Morgan
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:02

Michael Morgan shares a lesson that he has used for many years that not only requires students to explain a topic that they have not been directly taught but also to develop explanations based on previous knowledge. He has used this lesson as a multiday “in-class” assignment and also as an “at-home” independent study. It works well in both scenarios with only minor revision. The lesson is based on Alfred Werner’s work on deducing the structures of coordination compounds.

Recent activity: 3 months 6 hours ago
by Thomas Cox
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 20:10

The concept of density is investigated regularly- in lecture, lab, or both- in Introductory (non-science majors) or the majors General Chemistry 1 courses. This post describes a short activity involving ice core density.

Recent activity: 3 months 1 week ago
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 08:58

The November 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: microplastic contamination and the environment; diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in chemistry education research and practice; teaching in the time of COVID-19; chemistry and health; service learning; using games to teach; examining structures; solubility; spectroscopy; natural products chemistry; understanding polymer chemistry; materials science; assessment; analyzing student understanding; from the archives: battery explorations.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago