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by Michael Morgan
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:02

I have long felt that teaching directly to the test is not the best way to approach education. Therefore I often include topics in my AP Chemistry classes that are not directly tested on the exam. More complex topics often help my students with building their grasp of fundamental ideas and leads to a better ability to understand simple and complex theories.

Recent activity: 3 years 2 days ago
by Michael Morgan
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:55

An independent study on the chemistry topic of coordination compounds and complex ions suitable for AP Chemistry and first-year college chemistry students is presented. This student activity accompanies the article "A guided group inquiry lesson on coordination compounds and complex ions" and is suitable for use by the student to guide their activity.

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Michael Morgan
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:43

This laboratory exercise accompanies the article "". The laboratory serves as part of an extended exercise on the chemistry topic of coordination compounds and complex ions. The entire lesson as described in the article also exposes students to how chemical research is conducted and the conflicts and uncertainties that lead to new theories and discoveries.

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:36

Teaching Chemistry and Making a Difference The March 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/3. The March issue features: changing the curriculum to make connections, forensic chemistry, computer-based learning, hands-on activities and labs for introductory chemistry, teaching physical chemistry, organic and biochemistry labs, and the mole concept.

Recent activity: 3 years 1 month ago
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 13:26

In my last article I described several different strategies you could use in your classroom to integrate the use of whiteboards. Whiteboarding can be a powerful tool for increasing student engagement when it is implemented well. The success of a whiteboarding activity greatly depends on how well the instructor focuses the student interaction and guides the discussion.

Recent activity: 2 years 4 months ago
by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:07

Robert H. Hill, Jr., Ph.D., Chair, ACS Committee on Chemical Safety asked us to post the following alert about the Rainbow Demonstration. I hope chemistry teachers will share the alert with their networks.

Recent activity: 3 years 1 month ago
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 09:41

Fostering Engagement in Nanotechnology The Feburary 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/2. The February issue features articles on nanotechnology in the areas of public engagement, instrumentation, and laboratory experiments.

Recent activity: 3 years 1 month ago
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:57

ACS Publications—Most Trusted. Most Cited. Most Read The January 2014 issue marks the start of the 91st volume of the Journal of Chemical Education. This issue plus the content of all past volumes are available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/jchemeduc. The January 2014 issue will be available as a sample issue for the entire year, so the full text of all articles can be accessed without a subscription. Subscription information is available at http://pubs.acs.org/page/subscribe.html?ref=jceda8.

Recent activity: 3 years 1 month ago
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:11

Changing the Landscape of Chemical Education The December 2013 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/90/12. This issue of JCE plus the content of all past issues, volumes 1 through 90, are available to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/jchemeduc.

Recent activity: 3 years 1 month ago
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 15:03

In my first post I mentioned using the (CMC) in my classroom. Although Modeling Instruction (MI) has been around for over 20 years, I discovered it during a workshop in t

Recent activity: 6 months 2 days ago