The Trials and Tribulations of a Teacher During COVID Times! - Part 2: In this four part series of articles, Yvonne Clifford seeks to provide readers with some tips and concrete, workable ideas that have helped to fulfill her desire to provide a chemistry programme that is both interesting and rigourous.
Nora Walsh outlines the interactive notebook pages she uses for her unit on Atomic Structure. All of the documents and foldables are available for download.
Yvonne Clifford shares tips and ideas for making your high school chemistry course both interesting and rigorous.
Flash rocks were discussed in a previous post as stones made of quartz that produce light by triboluminescence when struck together. This post provides some description of their origins and tips on how to find them, making connections to some of their properties.
The 2023 cycle for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching has opened. Read through to learn more about the application, the process, some helpful tips, and reasons why you should apply.
Michael Farabaugh outlines mistakes and misconceptions that were encountered during the 2022 AP Reading and offers suggestions for improving performance on the AP Chemistry exam.
Embarking on a new learning journey is always better with the help of others.
The importance of surface area can be illustrated by adding spherical solids at known sizes and temperature to other substances at different temperatures and then monitoring the rates of temperature changes of the system over time. Larger spheres (with less surface area per sample) exchanged heat with water more slowly than smaller spheres, and less thermally conductive glass spheres exchanged heat with water more slowly than iron spheres. Additional, more colorful demonstrations are described in which small glass spheres cool thermochromic plastic cups more quickly than larger glass spheres.
Nora Walsh outlines the interactive notebook pages she uses for her unit on the Science of Matter. All of the documents and foldables are available for download.
Readers likely recognize Tom Kuntzleman from his numerous ChemEd X blog posts and Journal of Chemical Education articles as well as his dazzling demonstrations on his Tommy Technetium YouTube and TikTok channels! Get to know Tom better in this interview.