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by Mary Saecker
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 13:59

The September 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available  to subscribers. This issue includes articles on flipped classroom; introductory and general chemistry; organic chemistry activities; biochemistry demonstrations and labs; computer-based learning; chemical education research; from the archive: chemistry in context.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Doug Ragan
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:26

During the first week of school, I welcome my students to the What Not To Do Lab. I use the cartoon activity to review their Safety Contract handout from the night before. With more than 30 safety violations shown, the cartoon serves as a great ice breaker as I have each student introduce themselves and then list a safety infraction being shown on the cartoon.

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by Deanna Cullen
Sat, 08/15/2015 - 21:40

What is your definition of the term “mole” in chemistry? Many articles have been written about the term and the confusion surrounding it. It was not considered an SI unit (with an IUPAC definition) until 1971. IUPAC is considering a change to the 1971 definition. There has been discussion about whether the SI definition of the mole as determined by IUPAC necessarily needs to be identical to the definition used by chemists and teachers. This article provides a short list of some recent JCE articles discussing the change and what it might mean for teachers while also considering some misconceptions related to the mole in chemistry class.

 
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by Mary Saecker
Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:55

The August 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers.  This issue includes articles on modeling instruction; Lewis dot structure model; molecular models; using models to teach crystal symmetry; introductory activities and labs; organic chemistry investigations and tools for engagement; enabling chemistry training for low vision or blind students; chemical education research in the literature; celebrating the work of Melanie Cooper; forensic chemistry articles from past issues.

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by Tracy Schloemer
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 11:44

Check out this overview of what a PBL unit has looked like in my classroom. I provide concrete examples and an outline of how I plan a project.

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by Mary Saecker
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:36

The July 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/92/7. This issue includes articles on summer book recommendations; biochemistry; web-based learning; assessment; organic chemistry; physical chemistry; carbon footprint activities. 

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by Mary Saecker
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:35

The June 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/92/6. This issue includes articles on curriculum; assessment; inorganic chemistry; investigating galvanic cells & exploring LEDs; atomic structure; nanochemistry laboratories; physical chemistry in the lab; synthesis.

 
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by Erica Posthuma
Mon, 05/25/2015 - 20:47

Like many of our readers I am a charter member of the  (AACT).

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by Mary Saecker
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:40

The May 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/92/5. This issue includes articles on drugs & pharmaceuticals; health; food; plants; exploring viscosity; new approaches to teaching organic chemistry; computer-assisted learning; scents & flavors.

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by Doug Ragan
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 21:27

An advantage to teaching on the trimester schedule allows me the opportunity to teach the same course again roughly twelve weeks later. So after grading my 2nd trimester students’ Chemistry B final exams, I was able to evaluate certain topics that caused my students problems, reflect on my teaching, and then determine how I was going to better prepare my students in the 3rd trimester chemistry B class.

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