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by Ryan Johnson
Mon, 09/03/2018 - 18:01

It’s the beginning of a brand new school year, and a brand new opportunity to capture students’ interest in chemistry and the joy of lab-based sciences! In thousands of chemistry classrooms across the country, teachers will be planning labs, demos, and ways to have students be engaged and excited about learning.

Recent activity: 10 months 2 weeks ago
by Deanna Cullen
Sat, 09/01/2018 - 04:01

Is your school district providing OSHA required safety training to teachers and other staff that will be in the science labs in your building? 

Recent activity: 10 months 3 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:48

I have attended ACS teacher program the past three years and have not been disappointed. These are some the reasons I’m going to attend the portion at the ACS national meeting Sunday and Monday August 19th -20th.

Recent activity: 11 months 1 week ago
by Chad Husting
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 13:04

is a resource that is attempting to provide a quality textbook or "flexbook" for any student who needs or wants one. Ck-12 began their mission over eleven years ago. Their mission began as a non-profit and non-revenue institution.

Recent activity: 11 months 2 weeks ago
by Megan Fegley
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:09

The 2018 Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) Conference will take place October 3-5, 2018 at the University of Texas at Austin. The FRI conference is designed to engage and support faculty and administrators who are interested in adapting the FRI educational model at their own institutions.

Recent activity: 1 year 6 days ago
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 07/04/2018 - 23:05

A new event is scheduled for BCCE 2018. Holly Walter Kerby and Maria Gallardo-Williams will be master of ceremonies of the premiere of "The Mole," the story event for and by chemical educators. They have designed the event to be similar to The Moth, a nationally recognized program for storytellers. 

Recent activity: 2 months 6 days ago
by Chad Husting
Sun, 06/10/2018 - 07:53

A little company called  has developed several plays about math and science. They travel to schools and museums throughout the country. The goal is to combine theatre and science. From my experience, they are doing a great job.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Robert Buntrock
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:40

Robert Buntrock reviews a new textbook on ethics for scientists. This book is a valuable new resource for teaching ethics.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Robert Buntrock
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:58

Robert Buntrock reviews an interesting book on the chemistry of explosives just in time for summer fireworks.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:32

The updated ACS Guidelines and Recommendations for Teaching Middle and High School Chemistry were recently released.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago