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by Mary Saecker
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:58

Communicating the Value of Chemistry The October 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available online to subscribers [http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/10]. The October issue features sustainability; celebrating National Chemistry Week 2014 with articles on food and candy; increasing chemistry understanding for the nonscientist; nanochemistry; investigating materials: plastic & paper; exploring sound; research on chemical equilibrium instruction and student understanding of scale.

Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:39

Advanced Placement Chemistry Special Issue The September 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available online to subscribers [http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/9]. The September issue features a special issue of 20 contributions on Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry as well as many other articles to help students learn chemistry.

Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:18

Using Models for Learning Chemistry The August 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/8. The August issue contains content to spark thinking about models and how to foster meaningful learning in chemistry classrooms and improve student understanding.

Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Bob Worley
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:10

The Royal Society of Chemistry became increasingly frustrated in 2004 when academics (the “when I was a lad” variety”), National Tabloids (it’s “‘elf un safety gone mad” variety), and many teachers were quoting health & safety fears as the reasons not to do practical science work and demonstrations.

Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Erica Posthuma
Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:27

Every year when the day came to discuss the rules for significant figures in measurements with my classes I would write the rules on the board, we’d work through a couple examples, and I’d try to find a way to explain why we needed to use them when reporting measurements.  This has never been my favorite topic to teach, mostly because I had a difficult time helping students see why these rules for measurement and reporting uncertainty were important.

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Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:44

 

Statement from the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety regarding the “Tornado Experiment” Explosion in a Science Museum in Reno, Nevada

Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:47

Passion for and Dedication to Chemistry and Education The July 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/7. The July issue features a tribute to J. J. Lagowski, green chemistry principles, book recommendations for the summer, organic chemistry in action, computation chemistry experiments, resources for teaching fluorescence spectroscopy.

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Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:04

Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry The June 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/6. The June issue includes articles on using the senses and esters to teach chemistry, developing student-centered activities, introducing the periodic table with puzzles, teaching visual literacy, and exploring thermochromic materials.

Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:24

Bringing Together Chemistry Educators The May 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available online to subscribers at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jceda8/91/5.

Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:44

I was at a chemistry teacher workshop recently and we participated in a common Hess’s Law laboratory. Part of the procedure required us to measure about 2 grams of solid NaOH and add it to 100 mL of 0.5 M HCl. We also added 50 mL of 1 M NaOH solution to 50 mL of 0.5 M HCl solution. We then compared the energy change of both containers.

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Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago