September 2020

Resource Features

Lessons by teachers with their inspiration for the activity or tips for how to implement the lesson.

Resource Feature

Part 2: Teaching Earth Chemistry Orangeturkey

In this second in a series of articles, the author focuses on using a phenomenon-based approach to investigate how density effects the chemical compositions of the two types of crust on the surface of the earth. He also demonstrates how the entire earth is arranged by density from the core to the top of the atmosphere — expanding the potential applications of density concepts beyond the lab.

Classroom Commentary

Reflections and perspectives by teachers about topics that affect chemistry education.

Classroom Commentary

AP or IB: What’s the Difference?

The Definitive Guide from AACT

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The author is frequently asked questions about IB and AP chemistry, including, What's the difference? Isn't one chemistry course pretty much like any other? Based on his experiences, he provides a brief overview of the AP and IB Chemistry programs, and outlines some similarities and differences between the curriculums, laboratory experiences, and end-of-course exams.

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Predicting Products 270x170

In this simulation, students will reference an activity series and a solubility chart to accurately predict the products of single replacement and double replacement chemical reactions. Associated particle diagrams will be displayed to help students better comprehend the reaction at the particulate level. Students will also be asked to balance the chemical equation. The simulation is designed as a five question quiz for students to use multiple times.