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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 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: 1 year 1 month ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 06/24/2021 - 11:01

Stephanie O'Brien shares lessons learned and strategies for utilizing choice boards in chemistry classroom. 

Recent activity: 9 months 6 days 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: 1 year 1 month 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: 1 year 1 month 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: 1 year 1 month ago
by Jennie Mayer
Wed, 06/09/2021 - 11:45

Storytelling is ubiquitous throughout all human cultures. Why not use storytelling in the chemistry classroom as a way to develop a classroom community of support and friendship? Interested? Cool, read on!

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 06/03/2021 - 13:21

Some explorations and explanations regarding superconductors and the quantum levitation (also known as quantum locking) experiment.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Michael Jansen
Wed, 06/02/2021 - 16:21

Good day, gentle readers:

Let me start by telling a story that, at first blush, has nothing to do with chemistry teaching.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Dean Campbell
Sun, 05/30/2021 - 10:25

During the last few semesters, a small survey has been deployed at Bradley University where students were to describe and classify items of litter that they found. The purposes of the surveys were to get students thinking about some of the chemical implications of solid waste and give the students some experience with a citizen science project. The most recent iteration of the survey, and some of its results, are described.

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Recent activity: 8 months 5 days ago
by Kristen Drury
Fri, 05/28/2021 - 06:47

Kristen Drury came up with a fun new project for her class, “Create a Game: Shark Tank Presentation.”

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago