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by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:02

This webinar will introduce the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) Framework, implementation strategies, and how it helps create a classroom culture that more accurately reflects the ways progress in scientific knowledge and communication take place in the real world. Free webinar for all AMTA members!

Recent activity: 7 hours 45 min ago
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:33

A unique professional development opportunity for STEM teachers from Indiana and Alabama.

Recent activity: 8 hours 22 min ago
The Girls of Atomic City (cover)
by Hal Harris
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:35

The untold story of the women who helped win World War II by separating the atomic bomb isotopes.

Recent activity: 1 week 6 days ago
White-footed mice are the reservoir for Lyme disease
by Hal Harris
Fri, 01/06/2017 - 15:21

CRISPR and gene drive technology have the potential alter the biology of life on earth, and possibly control some of the most destructive human diseases.

Recent activity: 2 weeks 9 hours ago
American Modeling Teachers Association
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:47

The American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) is an international, professional community comprised of over 2800 passionate, innovative, and connected educators. Members include high school and university level STEM educators, educational research professionals, as well as pre-service and retired teachers.

Recent activity: 1 month 1 day ago
making structures with ChemDraw
by Lowell Thomson
Tue, 12/20/2016 - 21:00

In this "Pick" I'll briefly describe how I use the ChemDraw iPad App for creating structures for my teaching. I also provide a link to a tutorial where I share some tips on how to get started using ChemDraw on your iPad.

Recent activity: 1 month 3 days ago
Hach Professional Development Grant
by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:32

High school chemistry teachers in U.S. and U.S. territories can apply for a Hach Professional Development grant to fund up to $1500 of expenses. Applications will be accepted through January 4th. Qualified expenses include registration, travel, tuition, books/resources and substitute teacher pay. Activities must be completed by August 31, 2017.

Recent activity: 1 month 2 weeks ago
by Doug Ragan
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 08:07

If your not familiar with the video series "The Mystery of Matter, Search for the Elements" then I highly recommend their use as part of your curriculum. The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is a PBS series about the amazing human story behind the Periodic Table. The videos, most of them 4-12 minutes long, draw on the interviews, re-enactments, animations and photographs that were shot and collected for the PBS series, with supplementary animations and images as needed. In all, the videos make up about three hours of programming. I shared several of the video clips with my high school students and they really seemed to enjoy them mentioning the reason was because the videos were done using actors to tell the stories and it was similar to watching a movie.

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Recent activity: 1 month 2 weeks ago
"Get it, Don't get it" concept
by Nate Warrick
Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:35

In teacher preparation, the Vygotsky based theory of formative assessment is integral because teachers and teacher educators who recognize their knowledge as knowledge in formation are better prepared to recognize the value of students’ knowledge. After all, most learners find it easier to build upon prior knowledge when learning material as opposed to having the material dissociated from prior experience and viewed as a completely new and isolated material. 

Recent activity: 2 months 3 days ago
Guidelines for Chemical Laboratory Safety in Secondary Schools
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:33

The ACS Committee on Chemical Safety has published new Guidelines for Chemical Laboratory Safety in Secondary Schools. This document is organized with the R.A.M.P. concept – Recognize the hazard, Assess the risk of the hazard, Minimize the risk of the hazard, and Prepare for emergencies. The online document includes two pages for each letter that could be printed and posted in the classroom to reinforce these principles of safety. The documents are provided to strengthen the safety practices of teachers and help them to promote a culture of safety that their students will take with them throughout their academic and professional careers.

Recent activity: 2 months 3 days ago