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    Tech Tips | March 2016 A Student Centered, Web Based Approach to Teaching Unit Conversions

    Learn about a web-based tutorial that uses a drag and drop interface to teach students how to convert between units of measure. Features include a dimensional analysis approach and immediate feedback for students.

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    Classroom Commentary | September 2016 Creating a Community in the Chemistry Classroom

    Good educators want to design their courses to ensure that every student finds some success, is able to take ownership, and leaves their chemistry class with a stronger sense of community. A guidance counselor may place a student in a classroom, but a sense of belonging, independence and mastery will give them reasons to take ownership and find success. This article explains a few ways in which the author has designed her classroom and chemistry courses to achieve these goals. By Kathleen Bernat

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    Resource Feature | March 2016 Keys for Success in Teaching Chemistry

    Teach fundamental chemistry concepts using common items, and discover clever options for finding teaching supplies on a limited budget.

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    Resource Feature | March 2016 Bringing Real-Life Context to Chemical Math

    Using real life examples can elicit and engage student participation. This teacher uses a striking audio clip example from a radio program to demonstrate the importance of scientific notation.

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    Nuts & Bolts | March 2016 Guest Speakers Bring Science to Life in an Elementary Classroom

    This fifth grade teacher in Michigan works with practicing scientists to reinforce science skills, concepts, and vocabulary with his students.

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    Nuts & Bolts | March 2016 Incorporating CCSS and NGSS into Introductory Chemistry Investigations

    Science investigations provide a natural setting for students to develop their reading and writing skills. Two teachers explain how to transform chemistry investigations to address both Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, using the Science Writing Heuristic template.

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    Editorial | March 2016 Keeping it Real

    Chemistry Solutions editor Emily Bones reflects on her first semester back in the classroom, and discovers the key to keeping her students engaged.

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    Resource Feature | November 2014 A Cracking Good Reaction

    Eliminate safety concerns of cracking hydrocarbons in a classroom setting by doing the reaction with a microscale set up.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2016 Essential Questions

    Essential questions are not only important components of quality teaching and learning, but their open-ended nature can also set the stage for launching into engaging classroom debates. The author provides resources and ideas for implementing this interactive style of learning into your chemistry classroom.

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    Tech Tips | September 2015 Google Drawings: Visualizing and Interacting

    An instructional guide for teachers who want to use the Google App, Google Drawings, in their classroom.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2014 Uncovering Student Thinking through the Science Literacy Framework

    You can borrow tricks of the trade from literacy to create dynamic lessons to increase student understanding.

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    Chemistry Fun | September 2016 Chemistry Fun

    Challenge your students to solve a forensic chemistry themed crossword puzzle.

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    Tech Tips | September 2015 Connecting Chemistry Students with Practicing Professionals

    Learn how to leverage a virtual platform to connect your students to practicing professionals.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2014 Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement

    Increase student engagement and promote critical-thinking skills through positive student–teacher relationships, chemical demonstrations, and student discussions.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2014 Learning Electron Configuration via POGIL

    Are your students struggling with learning electron configurations? This POGIL activity can help.

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    In My Element | November 2014 My Late Love of Chemistry

    My relationship with chemistry changed as I began teaching. I am one of two science teachers at the junior high and high school in my rural public school in Russia, OH.

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    Resource Feature | September 2015 Stoichiometry Set-up Method

    How do you make stoichiometry calculations easier for students to understand? This teacher describes a process of using visual cues in combination with a step-by-step problem solving method to guide students.

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    Editorial | November 2014 It's All Right if You Don't Know, Just Be Safe!

    Safety is always a primary focus for AACT. Every activity available on our website has a section devoted to safety. Some precautions may seem obvious, but they are there to avoid incidents like the ones we’ve recently heard about.

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2015 Teaching Chemistry on a Budget

    Do you have an unlimited budget for your classroom? Learn tips for maximizing your teaching resources and supplies, while minimizing cost.

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    Classroom Commentary | November 2014 Getting into Action

    A veteran teacher shares insight on how to align objectives with learning activities and resources.

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2015 Round Robin: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Tool

    Try this this problem solving activity that provides the opportunity for students to learn from each other in a cooperative manner.

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    Classroom Commentary | November 2014 AP Chemistry for All

    AP Chemistry should be open to any student who meets the bare-minimum prerequisites and is willing to take on a rigorous, challenging course.

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2015 Minimizing Error in a Stoichiometry Lab

    A student suggests an alternative method to minimize the error in an exciting stoichiometry experiment.

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    In My Element | September 2015 Is Chemistry Really That Hard?

    Elliot Richman shares ways in which he tries to make chemistry less remote, less abstract, and more approachable for his students, including interdisciplinary projects and real world applications.

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    Editorial | September 2015 So Many Firsts

    September 2 marked the one year anniversary of AACT and Chemistry Solutions. Read about this year of firsts from the editor.