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by Hal Harris
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:20

In “A Global Warming Primer”, Jeffrey Bennett provides a template for conversation about the most pressing global environmental issue of our time. The author also recommends a link to the ACS Climate Science Toolkit that offers many useful resources for learning about and teaching the concepts related to climate science.

Recent activity: 2 days 13 hours ago
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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:59

Session #6 of our ChemEd X Conference: Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation highlights the Journal of Chemical Education article, The Dynamic Density Bottle: A Make-and-Take, Guided Inquiry Activity on Density. 

Recent activity: 4 days 6 hours ago
"Deflategate", footballs & chemistry
by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:10

Session #5 of the ChemEd X Conference, Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation, highlights the Journal of Chemical Education article, Nature or Naughty: Bringing “Deflategate” to the High School Chemistry Classroom.

Recent activity: 5 days 11 hours ago
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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:48

The 4th session of the ChemEd X Conference: Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation highlights the JCE Collaborative Professional Development in Chemistry Education Research: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice.

Recent activity: 5 days 11 hours ago
Posthuma-Adams JCE article graphic
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:21

This is the third Journal of Chemical Education article that we are highlighting in our Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation conference. The session will be open for conversation May 18 - 20.

Recent activity: 1 week 4 days ago
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by Deanna Cullen
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 18:35

Analyzing the Role of Science Practices in ACS Exam Items was published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

Recent activity: 1 week 4 days ago
graphic from Bridle article
by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 19:06

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Inquiry-Based, Particulate-Level Instruction on Conceptions of the Particulate Nature of Matter was published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. The authors, Chad Bridle and Ellen Yezierski, will lead off the ChemEd X Conference: Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation with the first session. 

Recent activity: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution Simulation from Wolfram
by Lowell Thomson
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:36

In this Pick, I will share a replacement simulation I found for studying Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution Curves, as the previous online simulation I used was no longer working due to Java issues.

Recent activity: 1 month 4 days ago
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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 18:24

Registration is now open for the inaugural Chemical Education Xchange Conference with a theme of Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation. Recent chemical education research has informed the expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards and the revised AP chemistry curriculum along with changing expectations at the postsecondary level. The Journal of Chemical Education is sponsoring the virtual conference to support the chemistry education community by bringing together chemistry education researchers and chemistry educators at the secondary and postsecondary level to address the implications of increasing the use of student-centered strategies. 

Recent activity: 1 month 3 days ago
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Sun, 04/09/2017 - 09:29

On April 22, 2017, people all over the world will be coming together to stand up for science. The March for Science is a part of a global movement by scientists, science-enthusiasts, and evidence-based policy makers to celebrate the integral role science plays in all our lives. The March will serve to further several goals, I encourage you to read about them.

Recent activity: 1 month 2 weeks ago