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Xperience is where contributed, but not reviewed, ChemEd X resources such as blogs and opinion pieces are found. Here you can find blogs in which our contributors express their personal empiricism and polls in which you the community can provide your opinions.

by Scott Donnelly
Mon, 06/06/2022 - 20:07

This is the second blog post describing a classroom activity relating seawater chemistry to oceanic shipping. Included are questions that challenge students to apply conclusions drawn from observations to making predictions.  

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by Thomas Cox
Thu, 06/02/2022 - 16:08

Student: "Why do I have to take this chemistry class?" Heard it before, perhaps numerous times right? Let's see what an astrophysicist has to say about this ubiquitous student question.

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by Scott Donnelly
Wed, 06/01/2022 - 11:20

Maritime shipping is the backbone of global commerce and trade. How is the chemistry of seawater involved in the complex, intertwined network of international trade? Let's find out.

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by Thomas Shiland
Fri, 05/27/2022 - 09:26

"Make it Stick" is filled with research-based recommendations to improve the effectiveness of learning.

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by Josh Kenney
Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:13

Early Middle College High Schools are growing in popularity. They are an alternative public high school program where students earn up to 60 college credits while completing their high school diploma. Here, the author describes some lessons learned while teaching at an early college program that helps prepare students for college and careers.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 05/09/2022 - 08:13

Can Alkaline Water Change the pH of your body? We use chemistry to put this claim to the test!

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by Joseph Lomax
Sun, 05/01/2022 - 14:50

In this blog the author describes how three components of a water tower reservoir is analogous to an acid-base buffer system.

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by Dean Campbell
Thu, 04/28/2022 - 20:50

The reaction of hydrogen and oxygen gases to form water is well known to be an exothermic reaction. That reaction can occur by first absorbing the hydrogen into palladium metal, and then placing the resulting palladium hydride into contact with oxygen in the air. Infrared and visible light videos were recorded for this process involving palladium foil, and the Green Chemistry and safety aspects of these activities are considered.

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 04/19/2022 - 14:29

It can be frustrating when students are always on their phones. What if we meet them where they are at with some chemistry content? This is one teacher's journey into the world of Tik Tok.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 04/19/2022 - 11:44

The "Two-Faced" thionin reaction involves causing a purple solution to fade to colorless by shining light on the solution. I wondered if it could be demonstrated the color of light that caused this transition.

 

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