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MOSART Tests

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:09 -- Deanna Cullen

The MOSART tests are designed to measure understanding of science concepts. The name, MOSART, stands for:

Misconceptions-Oriented Standards-based Assessment Resources for Teachers

 

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Elemental Videos

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:27 -- Deanna Cullen

The Periodic Table of Videos has been around for a while, but they are actively updating videos and creating new ones.  The videos were created by Brady Haran at the University of Nottingham.  They are short and very informative.  I like to use them during lessons when my classes are discussing specific elements.  For instance, some of us like to demonstrate adding lithium and/or sodium to wate

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ChemMatters

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:21 -- Deanna Cullen

ChemMatters is an educational magazine containing articles on topics for high school chemistry students. The articles explain the connection between what chemistry students learn in school and the world around them.

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Beyond Benign

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:59 -- Deanna Cullen

Environmental studies can be included in any science curriculum.  Whether you are looking for lessons to incorporate ideas related to "green chemistry" or you are looking to use safer methods and materials in the laboratory, you will find many great resources at this site.  There are new labs and also replacement labs for some of those familar activities that we shouldn't be doing anymore.   Th

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SCARY Halloween fun!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:23 -- Deanna Cullen

The ACS Chem Clubs Web site offers an assortment of ideas to spice up your lesson plans near Halloween.  There are many recommended demonstrations including using a Jack-O-Lantern with different color flames or smoke coming out of it.  There are activities for dressing up like elements and testing candy just to mention a couple. 

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The Thermodynamic Sinks of this World by Roald Hoffman

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 16:29 -- Hal Harris

Nobelist Roald Hoffman usually chooses an intriguing topic for his regular contributions to the Sigma Xi bimonthly, American Scientist. For the current issue, he has chosen to examine the question, "What would be the result of mixing a collection of the elements we find on earth and its nearby environment and heating them up enough to encourage them to react?" This "Gedankenexperiment"

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