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by Michael Jansen
Tue, 07/06/2021 - 12:31

To the point; no fluff. Communication so succinct that the message lands. Pardon the pun to Chemistry, but too many words dilute a message. The result: students remember nothing.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Sat, 07/03/2021 - 16:07

Summertime means doing chemistry experiments with flowers found growing in the yard...

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Recent activity: 3 months 6 days ago
by Clarissa Sorens...
Tue, 06/29/2021 - 12:30

Being a teacher during the pandemic was a transformative experience. But it's unlikely no one came out of the pandemic unscathed in some way. The scars are real and learning to accept them is part of the process in returning to "normal", which was an illusion and did not work well for many. Post-pandemic, how will my teaching change?

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Katy Dornbos
Mon, 06/28/2021 - 14:44

There are many opportunities for virtual chemistry based professional development this summer!

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Sat, 06/26/2021 - 11:10

It may come as no surprise that three of our very own lead contributors have been named as  Finalists for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) at the secondary level in their states. We would like to recognize them along with all of the amazing math and science teachers across the country that have earned this honor. 

Recent activity: 2 months 2 weeks ago
by Joseph Lomax
Fri, 06/25/2021 - 13:20

Get to zero by becoming neutral. In using this method, let chemistry bring together broader ideas from math, economics and wherever value(s) are expressed in the negative.

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 06/24/2021 - 11:01

In this blog, lessons learned and strategies for utilizing choice boards in chemistry classroom are discussed. 

Recent activity: 3 months 4 weeks ago
by Thomas Cox
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:50

What real world examples are made known to students when discussing freezing point depression? What about brinicles, also known as "Icy Fingers of Death"? A brinicle (from brine + ice) is a finger-like formation of supercooled brine solution that grows downward underneath sea ice. Intrigued? Cool (pun intended). Keep reading to find out more!

Recent activity: 4 months 2 days ago
by Chad Husting
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 08:09

A lab practical with an escape room story turned out to be a great final exam.

 

Recent activity: 4 months 1 week ago
by Scott Donnelly
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 13:25

What does a recent visit to Fort Bridger State Historic Park in southwestern Wyoming, a plant similar to an onion, and an armed conflict between Native Americans and the US government have anything to do with chemistry? Much. Check it out here. 

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Recent activity: 4 months 1 day ago