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by Aria Hadley-Hulet
Thu, 04/18/2024 - 12:53

This article explores the power of Universal Design for Learning in making chemistry more accessible to all, offering practical examples of activities and assessments. Additionally, it delves into the potential for AI to further enhance differentiation and accessibility.

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by Iain Smellie
Wed, 04/17/2024 - 14:26

This short article unpacks recent research on sulfonphthalein behavior in aqueous solutions, shedding light on pH-dependent structures with the hope of equipping educators with up-to-date interpretations of very familiar experimental observations, such as color changes in acid/base titrations. 

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by Iain Smellie
Mon, 03/11/2024 - 14:12

This study outlines the effect on the colour of anthocyanin-containing solutions when mixed with caffeine. Given the diversity of anthocyanin structures available from other vegetables, fruits or flowers, there is great potential for series of open-ended experiments for students in classes or science clubs to investigate.

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by Albert Rives
Mon, 02/19/2024 - 23:17

This post describes a simple device used to demonstrate and clarify some challenging concepts in thermodynamics at the General Chemistry level.

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by Iain Smellie
Thu, 12/14/2023 - 13:46

This initial study outlines the effect on the colour of anthocyanin-containing solutions when mixed with caffeine. Given the diversity of anthocyanin structures available from other vegetables, fruits or flowers, there is great potential for series of open-ended experiments for students in classes or science clubs to investigate.

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by Chadwick Young
Sun, 09/24/2023 - 13:05

Find out more about Nicholls State University Department of Chemistry's recruiting program involving a Roadshow and Field Days and its impact on diversity in the chemistry program.

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by Dean Campbell
Sun, 09/24/2023 - 10:18

Description of a Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) course for middle-school students about the chemistry and biology of water. 

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Fri, 09/08/2023 - 13:00

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by Iain Smellie
Wed, 09/06/2023 - 08:56

Part 5 of Colourful Chemistry of Canning explores the ability of tinplated food cans to reduce aromatic azo compounds to amines. 

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by Iain Smellie
Fri, 08/18/2023 - 09:45

Part 4 of Colourful Chemistry of Canning explores how to make gold in an old tin can!

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