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by Mary Saecker
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:55

Celebrating Ninety-Five Years

The January 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: exploring magnetic properties; examining outreach practices; spectroscopy; understanding chemical changes over time; laboratory curriculum reform; teaching scientific communication; analytical chemistry activities; biochemistry laboratories; 3D printing molecular models; from the archives: chemistry outreach.

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Recent activity: 1 year 6 days ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:05

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

Recent activity: 1 year 3 weeks ago
by Mary Saecker
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 16:35

Improving Student Perception and Performance 

The December 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: functional nanomaterials and chemical detection; improving student performance; peer-led instruction; simulations and computer-based learning; engaging and interactive instruction; synthesis laboratories; NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry; innovative physical chemistry investigations; ConfChem Conference on select 2016 BCCE presentations; from the archives: music and chemistry.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Kaleb Underwood
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:09

Is it time for us as chemistry teachers to move beyond the Le Châtelier Principle as justification for why disturbances to equilibrium systems cause particular “shifts”? The author shares his new approach to teach equilibrium and provide his students with a more rigorous understanding of the concept.

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Recent activity: 11 months 3 weeks ago
by Mary Saecker
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:07

Polymer Concepts across the Curriculum

The November 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. The entire issue is focused on polymer concepts across the curriculum. This special issue provides useful ideas and tools for chemistry instructors of all levels.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:38

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the November 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education that are of special interest to high school chemistry teachers.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Sun, 10/15/2017 - 21:54

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the October 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education that are of special interest to high school chemistry teachers.

Recent activity: 1 year 3 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:25

Celebrating the Value of Chemistry

The October 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: geochemistry in action; research on effective teaching and study approaches; keeping education and chemistry relevant; communication and writing; spectroscopy; chromatography; synthesis; teaching resources; mining the archive: chemistry rocks!

Recent activity: 1 year 3 months ago
by Bernadette Harkness
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:08

In this activity, students can look inside the model that resembles the atom and find information that reinforces what an isotope actually is. Furthermore, the quantitative data forces students to examine beliefs about different types of averages and what the numbers really mean. This takes a bit of effort to set up but is inexpensive and can be used year after year.

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Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Lauren Bowers
Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:33

Whenever I’m asked where I live and what I do, I answer with “I’m a teacher overseas.” The immediate response from people is “English? Peace Corps?” I am a high school science teacher at the American School of Dubai. There is a misconception that teaching somewhere else in the world is drastically different than teaching right in your backyard, and it really isn’t. 

Recent activity: 1 year 3 months ago