Teachers Needed for Assessment Field Tests - Project 2061

Project 2061 is a long term initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) focused on improving science education. Among other things, Project 2061 produces assessment items and concept inventories to support science educators.

Project 2061 is currently recruiting teachers to field test multiple choice tests relating to energy. Students must be enrolled in grades 4 through 12. 

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.

Chemical Mystery #4: The Case of the Misbehaving Balloon

Conducting experiments with liquid nitrogen experiments is a sure-fire way to energize many chemistry lessons. Unfortunately, getting access to liquid nitrogen can be a bit difficult. I happen to purchase liquid nitrogen from Airgas; you might be able to find a branch near you here.

Planning my Professional Development


This is the time of year when I start looking ahead and planning my professional development for the new year.   As a mom to two young boys I simply cannot attend all the conferences, workshops, or lectures I’d like to.  I have to research my options and determine how each opportunity aligns with t

K-8 Resources from the Chemical Educational Foundation

The Chemical Educational Foundation's (CEF) You Be The Chemist® (YBTC) programs are designed to enhance K-8 science education by introducing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives. To accomplish its mission, CEF relies on the collaboration of industry, educators, and all members of a community to enhance science education among every generation, beginning with our youth. See CEF website for more information: https://www.chemed.org/ybtc/