August 2022 Xchange

The August 2022 Xchange highlights just some of the contributions that have recently been published on ChemEd X. We hope you will take a moment to check in and see what you may have missed. 

     

ChemEd X 2022 Reader Survey

Our ChemEd X team is looking for feedback from readers to assist in planning future content and professional development for our ChemEd X community. Our goal is to provide you with meaningful and quality content that best fits your needs. 

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Colourful Chemistry of Canning

Educators may be able to use these anthocyanin experiments to make a connection between the food we eat and the chemical principles that are employed to ensure that canned foodstuffs can be preserved properly.

     

Integrating Interactive Notebooks into Chemistry Courses with Nora Walsh

On July 11, 2022, Nora Walsh shared tips and advice for integrating interactive notebooks into chemistry lessons. In this ChemEd X Talk she spoke on everything from organizing your classroom for notebooking to how to plan layouts, general and specific ideas for input and output, and some ideas on grading/scoring interactive notebooks. View a recording of Nora's presentation and access materials here.

     

Using Digital Interactive Notebooks with Dr. Sarah English

On July 14, 2022, Dr. Sarah English provided an overview of the digital interactive notebook process along with guidance on how to start building your own. In this ChemEd X Talk she outlined her organizational plan, examples of notebooks she has created and shares many of the resources she finds helpful in creating them. View a recording of Sarah's presentation and access materials here.

     

Effect of Temperature on the Whoosh Bottle

Why does the "Whoosh Bottle" experiment behave differently at different temperatures?

     

A Classroom View of Using Interactive Notebook Pages

Nora Walsh shares an overview of how she delivers content for her interactive notebooks during class. She includes a few video clips from her classroom showing a variety of ways to have students fill in their INB pages.

Nora has also published another unit: Science of Matter Interactive Notebook!

     

Flash Rocks from Green Chemistry and LEGO Brick Perspectives

Flash rocks, typically pieces of quartz that produce light when struck together, are an example of the complex phenomenon of triboluminescence. The green chemistry aspects for the flash rock demonstration are considered, and LEGO models illustrating quartz crystals, piezoelectric materials, and nonpiezoelectric materials are presented.

     

Chemical Mystery #20: Magic Kool-Aid

You can solve Chemical Mystery #20 if you know your chemistry...and your magic!

     

ChemEd X Call for Contributions

ChemEd X invites practitioners in the chemical education community to share their experiences, knowledge and the resources they use in their classroom and laboratory.

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