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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 10/14/2021 - 16:50

In this ChemBasics Talk, Rachmad Tjachyadi offers everything necessary to plan a unit on the topic of the periodic table and periodic trends including linked NGSS standards, introductory activities and handouts, manipulative activities, practice problems, links to real world context, a lab and an assortment of videos. Watch the recording and access resources he shared.

Recent activity: 1 year 3 months ago
by Michael Jansen
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 11:02

Students use a micro-scale method to extract caffeine from tea using dichloromethane. At the end of the activity, the students' dochloromethane extractions are pooled; the solvent is distilled after class for re-use.

Recent activity: 1 year 3 months ago
by ChemEd X
Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:16

ChemEd X invites practitioners in the chemical education community to share their experiences, knowledge and the resources they use in their classroom and laboratory.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Deanna Cullen
Sat, 09/18/2021 - 18:23

In this ChemBasics Talk, Krystle Moos offers everything necessary to plan a unit on the topic including linked NGSS standards, introductory activities and handouts, manipulative activities, practice problems, links to real world context, a lab and an assortment of videos. Watch the recording and access resources she shared.

Recent activity: 1 year 4 months ago
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: 1 year 4 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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: 1 year 5 months 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: 8 months 3 weeks 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 7 months ago