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by Mary Saecker
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 22:51

The May 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: electrochemistry and corrosion; textbooks; research on the chemistry teacher pipeline, argument-driven inquiry, and online homework; using everyday objects to teach; teaching organic chemistry with games; communication and writing; examining and creating innovative curriculum; computer-aided discovery activities; exploring kinetics; interdisciplinary laboratory investigations; from the archives: applications of 3D printing for teaching chemistry.

Recent activity: 9 months 2 weeks ago
by Andrea Amato
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 22:12

Looking to change up your titration lab? Citric acid is very common in candy and other foods. Students will be engaged in using titration to find the amount of the acid in Mentos Now or other candy. Student and teacher documents are provided to help you use the activity with your own students.

Recent activity: 3 months 4 days ago
by Lauren Stewart
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:28

Radioactivity is a topic in chemistry that can be difficult to teach if you are looking for a hands-on, data-driven approach. Safety and cost concerns often prevent students from having an inquiry-based experience with the topic. In this post, I will share how I am able to give my students an authentic lab experience for them to determine there are three types of ionizing radiation without direct instruction.

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Recent activity: 2 weeks 23 hours ago
by Roxie Allen
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:12

In the summer of 2016, there was a Modeling WorkshopTM for High School Chemistry just before BCCE in Colorado. I already had planned to go to BCCE, so I took the plunge. Two weeks of daily instruction and labs in student mode as well as teacher mode debriefing was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. I left with a folder and flashdrive of curriculum resources provided by AMTA (the American Modeling Teachers Association.

Recent activity: 1 year 4 weeks ago
by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:19

Deanna Cullen shares highlights from the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

Recent activity: 1 year 4 weeks ago
by Matthew Vonk
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00

Matt Vonk and Peter Bohacek have just created a handful of new chemistry activities that are based on interactive high-resolution video. These classroom-ready experiments have interactive tools so that students can perform the analysis and record data themselves. In some cases, students can even change variables. 

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Recent activity: 11 months 1 week ago
by Kristen Drury
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:56

All too often teachers use POGIL activities as worksheets when the teacher is absent, busy work to review a topic, or handouts for homework. However, using the POGIL activities in this manner does not allow the students to reap all the benefits of the activity. This article is designed to give you a glimpse into what the POGIL process can do for you.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Mary Saecker
Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:51

Placing Chemistry into a World Context

The April 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: service-learning, safety, investigating student understanding of solutions, environmental chemistry, green chemistry, waste management, acid-base chemistry, natural products, materials science, activities and laboratory investigations, teaching resources, diving into the archives: marine chemistry.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:23

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Sun, 03/04/2018 - 20:28

Students Using and Understanding Chemistry

The March 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: demonstrations of magnetism and oxidation; the peer-review process; understanding how students learn organic mechanisms; multimedia- and computer-based learning; real-life chemistry activities; using games to teach chemistry; teaching kinetics; spectroscopy; analytical determinations; organic synthesis laboratories; distilling the archives: chemistry and paint.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago