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As part of a two-week Chemistry Modeling Workshop™ in Houston, TX, I had the opportunity to read the Journal of Chemical Education article “When Atoms Want” by Vicente Talanquer of the University of Arizona. I researched Dr. Talanquer and discovered he created a collection of simulations called Chemical Thinking Interactives (CTI). These digital tools illustrate many chemistry topics with a focus on the particulate nature of matter.
I would like to share a new product from Atomsmith, the Atomsmith Classroom Online. It is run in HTML 5, and thus no problems with Java, Flash, or any other system. With a price of 10.99 per year for teacher access and 1 dollar for each student, it is within reach of many school budgets.
A fantastic resource to help you learn more about how to teach climate change and global warming is described.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analyzing the Role of Science Practices in ACS Exam Items was published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.
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.