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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 08:41

Who doesn't need money for lab equipment, instructional aids or professional development? Do you have an idea for an outreach event that you cannot afford to to run? Apply for a Hach grant. There is no time to waste. The proposal is due April 16th, 2018.

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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:35

The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) is providing an engaging afternoon program for K-8 teachers interested in physical science or chemistry concepts in their classrooms. This summer marks the 25th BCCE meeting and the first time the organizers have developed programming for the K-8 community. Registration is now open!

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by Chad Husting
Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:58

Have you used the Argument Driven Chemistry book or resources? Read more about it here. 

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:26

The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education is one of the best professional development opportunities available for chemistry teachers. The 2018 conference will be held at Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, July 29 - August 3. The ACS Division of Chemical Education sponsors this national meeting. There is excellent programming available for middle school science teachers, high school chemistry teachers, graduate students and college faculty. You do not have to be a member of ACS or the Division of Chemical Education to attend and/or present. 

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by Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:09

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Tools for Integrating Green Chemistry in Your Classroom features a hybrid of published Journal of Chemical Education articles, Beyond Benign lesson plans and additional supporting resources. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of how to integrate green chemistry principles and practices into your classrooms, by investigating novel technologies, exploring green chemistry alternatives to traditional experiments, and evaluating a fresh perspective on chemical modeling. Our goal is to spark interactive dialogue related to increasing the adoption of green chemistry principles and practices throughout the K-20 chemistry education spectrum.

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by Lowell Thomson
Fri, 01/05/2018 - 03:08

One of my goals for 2017 was to read more chemistry non-fiction. I accomplished that with three and a half books read. That doesn't seem like much, but given how busy I've been lately it was quite an accomplishment! I offer a brief review of my most recent book here, "The Alchemy of Air" by Thomas Hager.

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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:25

Teachers and students will appreciate the generous Science Week options at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this February. This is an annual event offering professional development, outreach programs and grant money from the proceeds of the Pittcon convention.

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by Lowell Thomson
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:17

The recently published iPad app ChemTube3D (and related website for classrooms without iPads) will be discussed. It has a great deal of functionality - including a large selection of organic mechanism animations and models of structure and bonding.

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by Chad Husting
Sun, 10/15/2017 - 19:34

Check out the custom made chemistry swag I just purchased. 

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by Kaleb Underwood
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:05

Beyond Appearances: Students’ Misconceptions about Basic Chemical Ideas on the Royal Society of Chemistry’s website has proven a wonderfully handy document to have around. The report is the work of Dr. Vanessa Kind of Durham University (formerly of The University of London) and briefly summarizes student misconceptions and possible pedagogical remedies in eleven different content areas.

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