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    Classroom Commentary | September 2015 How I Found Modeling Pedagogy

    Throughout his 35-year teaching career, this teacher found success in active learning, particularly through modeling chemistry pedagogy. Read how his teaching evolved by incorporating new techniques, strategies, and ideas.

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    Classroom Commentary | November 2015 Embracing the Spirit of the Next Generation Science Standards

    This article reflects on the ways teachers are being challenged to design curriculum and implement the Next Generation Science Standards. There is an opportunity to demonstrate life-long learning and implement ways for students to create value in their knowledge and find joy in the learning process.

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    Nuts & Bolts | May 2015 The Power of Choice in the Classroom

    This teacher stumbled upon a way to enhance student engagement: giving students choices for how to complete an assignment. And was pleasantly surprised to find students more engaged.

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    Resource Feature | May 2015 The Indestructible Crucible

    Is it correct to use unconventional equipment in a school setting? Read about this alternative apparatus to the traditional crucible—a bottle cap.

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    Editorial | May 2015 One Volume Down, Many More to Come

    It’s hard to believe the last issue of the first volume of Chemistry Solutions is here. I know what you’re thinking: What am I going to do without a new issue until September? The good news is that the back issues are always available, and we have plenty of opportunities for you to stay involved with AACT!

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    Tech Tips | November 2015 Using Google Docs to Collect Class Data

    Learn why using Google Docs as a data sharing tool can help students make a stronger connection to the curriculum.

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    Nuts & Bolts | May 2015 Lab Cleanup in 15 Minutes a Day

    Simple steps all busy teachers can take to clean and organize their prep room.

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    Tech Tips | May 2015 How Social Media Improved My Teaching

    Twitter, Google+, and blogs have expanded this teacher's resources and learning networks outside of her own district, and allowed her to be reflective about her teaching.

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    Resource Feature | May 2015 Chemical Research of Herbal Remedies

    Grab your students' attention and help soldify their understanding of empirical formulas with this research project.

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    Tech Tips | November 2015 Create Your Own Ideal Content

    When the instructional content you need for class just doesn’t cut it, create your own! Learn how to make video clips that engage students and maximize comprehension in a way that is fun, easy, and effective.

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    Classroom Commentary | March 2015 The Tale of Two Chemistries

    How much is too much when it comes to simplifying content in chemistry teaching? This teacher with 15 years of teaching experience shares some specific examples of what she has found.

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    Nuts & Bolts | March 2015 Scope and Sequence in the High School Chemistry Classroom

    Here are some ideas for designing a high school chemistry curriculum, including topic order and depth of coverage for regular and honors level classes.

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    Resource Feature | November 2015 Best Molar Ratio: An Acid-Base Discovery Activity

    An experienced teacher updates a classic limiting reactant activity using inexpensive chemicals, pressure sensors, and Erlenmeyer flasks.

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    Editorial | March 2015 Same Content, Updated Mechanism

    Even though chemistry content hasn’t changed in a way that affects a K–12 curriculum in more than 100 years, how we teach students now looks very different than it did 25 years ago.

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    Resource Feature | March 2015 Positioning the Gas Laws in Our Chemistry Teaching

    Set up student understanding of gas behavior and Avogadro's hypothesis using gas density, gas compressibility, and the law of combining volumes.

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    Nuts & Bolts | March 2015 Getting to Know What Students Know

    How do you gauge whether students are learning what you intend for them to learn? This article, the third installment in a series of articles, offers ideas from an experienced teacher.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2016 Using Color in Lectures to Aid Student Learning

    Using color-based learning can lead to better visualization of chemistry concepts and chemistry problems. This articles explains the reasoning behind the technique, and provides examples of how to adopt this tool in your classroom.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2015 Five Reasons to Use Games to Teach Students

    Using games in the classroom is a great way to introduce topics and to create a fun learning environment.

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    Editorial | November 2015 Bringing Technology into the Chemistry Classroom

    Chemistry Solutions editor Emily Bones explains why more and more, technology is a chemistry teacher's greatest tool.

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    Classroom Commentary | November 2014 Access to Opportunity: Limitations to Equity in Science Education

    Access to quality science education varies greatly for students across the nation, creating gaps that restrict options for many students in postsecondary education and careers. Commitment to quality science education, supported by creative, collaborative efforts with community partners, is essential to narrow these access gaps for the good of our students and our nation.

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    Tech Tips | March 2015 Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry

    Energy is a hard-to-define concept that proves difficult for students to understand and hard for teachers to teach. This article introduces readers to a website that provides a number of resources to help teach the difficult concepts.

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    Classroom Commentary | March 2015 Chromebook Chemistry

    Read about a chemistry teacher's transition from a traditional teaching model to a technology-based model using Chromebooks as learning tools for every student.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2014 Demonstrations and Good Pedagogy

    Given recent accidents involving methanol, are traditional, teacher-performed, passive-student demonstrations best?

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2014 Standards Based Grading in the Middle School Chemistry Classroom

    The purpose of grading is to give feedback about learning, but the traditional point-based system fails to do so. Standards-based grading is an alternative grading system that focuses on student understanding rather than a letter grade.

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2014 Formative Assessment—A Powerful, Quick Tool in the Classroom

    Formative assessment methods can be a quick, topic-specific tool that teachers can use to discover students readiness for a topic. Formative assessment up-front can make a unit run smoother. These assessments do not have to be difficult to implement, and you will be glad you did it in the long run.