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by ChemEd X
Sat, 08/21/2021 - 11:03

Krystle Moos will present materials she uses to teach the mole concept. Breakout rooms and discussion will follow the presentation. Register to join us for this hour long Zoom meeting. 

Recent activity: 11 months 2 days ago
by Rachel Barnard
Wed, 07/28/2021 - 12:30

Helping students develop abstract understanding is a universal goal. This article describes an activity that involves students developing and then solving novel quantitative chemistry problems following a MadLibsTM style framework.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Josh Kenney
Sun, 07/25/2021 - 12:43

Many novice students struggle to see elements' valence electron configuration trends across the rows and columns on the periodic table. There are many diagrams and explanations available as resources for students however, a deeper understanding may be possible when students discover these trends independently through a game called Electron Configuration Battleship.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Nick Thomas
Tue, 06/22/2021 - 08:13

After a year or more of virtual laboratory instruction due to pandemic restrictions in many colleges, a simple experiment has been designed to provide students returning to in-person lab instruction with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience reviewing basic chemistry laboratory apparatus and techniques.

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Recent activity: 11 months 2 weeks ago
by Josh Kenney
Sun, 06/20/2021 - 08:55

The Golden Drain is a case study developed by Sharma and Wolfgang where students work to uncover a company’s lost revenue due to the error of a new employee.

Recent activity: 3 months 1 day ago
by Melanie Harvey
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 18:25

This is the third in a series of classroom activities using paper tools to teach organic nomenclature. This post covers the two common naming systems used for carboxylic acids and derivatives, and second for alcohols, thiols, ethers, amines, and ketones.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Dean Campbell
Sun, 06/06/2021 - 11:25

Stacks of LEGO bricks can be used to illustrate the composition and pressures of various planetary atmospheres. Guides for the construction and use of these atmosphere sticks are provided.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 13:58

Formative assessment questions provide a useful lens into students' minds regarding what they are thinking about chemistry. By ascertaining what students are thinking, teachers can make decisions regarding what to do with what they learn. The members of ACCT (Assessing for Change in Chemical Thinking) presented a ChemEd X Talk on the topic on May 26th. You can watch the edited recording of this Talk and find more resources here.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 05/16/2021 - 08:11

Grades should provide feedback to students, parents, and teachers as to the progress students are making toward learning targets. Meaningful grades require good assessment practices. Erica Posthuma presented a ChemEd X Talk on May 11th, 2021, providing an overview of effective assessment design. She discussed writing and communicating learning goals, developing targeted questions and prompts, and scoring using a standards-based approach. You can watch the edited recording of Erica's Talk here.

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Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 08:54

The May 2021 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: teaching biochemistry, assessment, learning to think like a scientist, environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry, surface chemistry, solution mixing, organic chemistry laboratory experiments and activities, computer-based experiences, research on promoting student success, from the archives: systems thinking.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago