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Percent Composition of an Oreo Cookie

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:09 -- Deanna Cullen

Whenever possible, I try to begin a topic with something my students are familar with. For the introduction of Percent Composition in my general chemistry course, I brought in bags of Oreo cookies. Seeing the bags upon entering class was a great attention getter. If you are looking for ways to add more inquiry to your chemistry course, this a an example of how you can experiment with giving up a little control. Try it and see how it goes.

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Adding Inquiry to Atomic Theory

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 20:53 -- Deanna Cullen
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Having some experience in using and creating inquiry activities, I am getting questions from teachers looking for ways to add inquiry to their curriculum. My first tip is to take baby steps. I will continue to blog about ideas to help outline some of those steps. First, I am sharing some inquiry ideas from the last unit I taught in my high school general chemistry course along with providing some ideas for using the resources provided with a subscription to ChemEdX.

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Migrating Chemistry Comes Alive!

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 09:38 -- JCE Web Admin

Chemistry Comes Alive! is JCE's outstanding collection of chemistry videos and images. This collection of 1,800 videos and thousands of images presents the chemistry as the star of the show. Migrating all of this great content into JCE Chemical Education Exchange is one of our first priorities. Several other subscriber-only titles make use of the imagery from the collection.

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Rebooting JCE Online

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 12:32 -- JCE Web Admin

Rebooting JCE Online into a new, interactive web CMS platform is a large undertaking. JCE Online has had a fairly long history, several contributors, and contains a lot of content. The content is typically static HTML and was created using numerous tools and  methods. Some content is available only to subscribers.

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