November 2018 | Resource FeatureTaking Inspiration from the AP Chemistry Reading
In this article, the author describes how her experience at the AP Chemistry Reading inspires lesson ideas to help address common misconceptions. In her engaging classroom activity, students model equilibrium reactions using chips to represent atoms in an effort to connect the symbolic model of an equilibrium reaction to its particle model.Read more »
September 2018 | Classroom CommentaryReflections of an AP Chemistry Exam Reader
This article describes a chemistry teacher’s experience as a Reader for the AP chemistry exam. She shares some reflections, pointers, and insights to help guide other AP Chemistry teachers in hopes of helping them prepare their students to achieve mastery on the exam.Read more »
May 2018 | Nuts & BoltsUsing Learning Progressions to Improve Scientific Modeling in Chemistry
This article describes how to use learning progressions to transform your existing modeling activities to help students construct and use models as a generative tool for predicting and explaining phenomena. In the process, the models become a learning tool, rather than just a means to illustrate understanding.Read more »
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September 2018 | Nuts & BoltsInstant Feedback on Quizzes
May 2018 | Tech TipsExperimenting with Electronic Lab Notebooks
March 2018 | Resource FeatureRecasting Chemistry Labs with Forensic Themes
November 2017 | Nuts & BoltsIntegrating NGSS and STEM in the Classroom
March 2017 | Nuts & BoltsFour Strategies for More Effective Labs