JCE 94.04 April 2017 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education April 2017 Cover

Resources To Inform Teaching and Learning

The April 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: green chemistry; environmental chemistry; using food chemistry to teach; 2016 Jame Bryant Award; development of important skills; chemical education research: assessment; advanced laboratories; from the archives: water quality.

Green and Environmental Chemistry

Green Chemistry: Cover Feature

A student uses a calorimeter constructed from paper cups to measure the heat capacity of metals. In the laboratory experiment, , A. M. R. P. Bopegedera and K. Nishanthi R. Perera demonstrate that with slight modifications, paper-cup calorimetry is just as effective as styrofoam-cup calorimetry. Paper cups have an overall lower impact on the environment, providing an opportunity to discuss the principles of green chemistry within the first-year chemistry curriculum. Additional articles on green chemistry as well as environmental chemistry and water quality are available throughout this issue.

Green Chemistry

~ Reuben Hudson, Henry M. Ackerman, Lindsay K. Gallo, Addison S. Gwinner, Anna Krauss, John D. Sears, Alexandra Bishop, Kristin N. Esdale, and Jeffrey L. Katz

 (making "slime" using green chemistry) ~ Brendan Garrett, Avtar S. Matharu, and Glenn A. Hurst

~ Kelli S. Khuong

~ Pedro Verdía, Francisco Santamarta, and Emilia Tojo

~ Vikram Singh Raghuwanshi, Robert Wendt, Maeve O’Neill, Miguel Ochmann, Tirtha Som, Robert Fenger, Marie Mohrmann, Armin Hoell, and Klaus Rademann

Environmental Chemistry

~ Ashley Versprille, Adam Zabih, Thomas A. Holme, Lallie McKenzie, Peter Mahaffy, Brian Martin, and Marcy Towns

~ Eric J. Davis, Steve Pauls, and Jonathan Dick

~ Luis Vicente Pérez-Arribas, María Eugenia León-González, and Noelia Rosales-Conrado

~ Zexun Jin, Yecheng Li, and Jimmy C. Yu

Using Food Chemistry To Teach

In a nod to this year’s ACS Chemists Celebrate Earth Day theme of “Chemistry Feeds the World”, Norbert Pienta explores some ideas about in the April editorial. (For more resources related to food and cooking from ChemEd X in honor of this theme, see .)

For additional content in the April issue on food, see:

~ Kristi Tami, Anastasia Popova, and Gloria Proni

~ Lucia Liguori

~ Krzysiek Konski, Jessica Saw, and Angel A. J. Torriero

Commentary: 2016 ACS James Bryant Conant Award

The ACS James Bryant Conant Award recognizes high school teachers for using high-quality teaching methods, their ability to challenge and inspire students, their extracurricular work, and their willingness to work for continual improvement. (This award will be sponsored permanently by the Journal of Chemical Education and ChemEd X beginning in 2017.) In , Deanna M. Cullen describes the 2016 awardee, Julia Winter of Michigan, and conducts a short video interview with her.

Development of Important Skills

~ Kris S. Kim, Darius G. Rackus, Scott A. Mabury, Barbora Morra, and Andrew P. Dicks

~ Hilary J. Hamnett and Ann-Sophie Korb

Chemical Education Research: Assessment

~ Jessica J. Reed, Sachel M. Villafañe, Jeffrey R. Raker, Thomas A. Holme, and Kristen L. Murphy

~ Michael T. Crimmins and Brooke Midkiff

Advanced Laboratories

~ Karen Ventura, Mark B. Smith, Jacob R. Prat, Lourdes E. Echegoyen, and Dino Villagrán

~ Michael M. Fuson

~ Sarah C. Sutton, Walter E. Cleland, and Nathan I. Hammer

~ Julien H. Arrizabalaga, Aaron D. Simmons, and Matthias U. Nollert

From the Archives: Water Quality

Water quality is a critical environmental issue. This issue features two labs for students to explore how to filter water to make safe and clean drinking water:

~ Adrian Kaiser, Wendelin J. Stark, and Robert N. Grass (open access article available through the ACS AuthorChoice program)

~ Ping Y. Furlan, Adam J. Fisher, and Michael E. Melcer, Alexander Y. Furlan , John B. Warren

Enjoy access to a collection of articles, hands-on experiments, and demonstrations from past issues of Journal of Chemical Education on the topics of water properties and water in the environment as part of the

Informing Teaching and Learning

With 94 volumes of the Journal of Chemical Education to inform teaching and learning, you will always find useful resources—including the , and many more, in . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.