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    Tech Tips | September 2014 ChemEd X: Online Chemistry Teacher Community

    An associate editor of the Journal of Chemical Education, Deanna Cullen, introduces ChemEd X.

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    Editorial | September 2014 A History of Chemistry Education and ACS’s Role To Support It

    ACS Board of Directors Member George Bodner traces the history of chemical education leading up to the formation of AACT, emphasizing that ACS has supported chemistry education since the 1870s.

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    Classroom Commentary | September 2014 Teaching Science in Elementary School

    Elementary school teachers face challenges because of resources and testing requirements. This article features Patti Burns who teaches in a struggling city school, Lauren Schultz who teaches in an affluent school, and Allison Granish-Lee who teaches in a small school.

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    Classroom Commentary | September 2014 Getting Started

    How do you plan to teach a new course or a course new to you? A teacher with 40+ years of experience provides some advice to map out the year, taking into account roadblocks you may experience along the way.

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    In My Element | March 2015 As Long As I Can Remember

    A chemist became a high school chemistry teacher after multiple layoffs from reserach positions. The stability and inspiration she experiences in the classroom keeps her coming back each day.

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    In My Element | May 2016 Finding a New Element

    A teacher describes her transition from teaching chemistry in a university to teaching in a high school setting. Learn how she adjusted her approach to teaching, and discovered a new respect for secondary teachers.

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    In My Element | November 2015 Teaching Chemistry: A Calling

    Teaching chemistry can be more than a job, it can be a vocation; work that one is called to do. Here's how I answered that call.

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    In My Element | September 2016 Lessons from Teachers

    A teacher's educational methods and strategies are developed from many sources over the course their career. This article addresses five essential lessons the author learned from other teachers.

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    In My Element | May 2015 Part Designer, Part Chemist, Part Teacher

    The creator of Compound Interest shares his inspiration for his infographics and reveals how he balances his website with full-time teaching.

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    Resource Feature | May 2015 Water Sustainability: A Video Project and More

    Find out how an old and unsuccessful report on the unique properties of water evolved into a meaningful, collaborative, and rich unit on water sustainability.

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    Simulation | November 2016 Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions

    In the November 2016 simulation, students will evaluate the energy changes in an endothermic and an exothermic chemical reaction. Students will have the opportunity to compare how energy is absorbed and released in each reaction, and will make a connection between the standard energy diagrams associated with each reaction type.

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    Resource Feature | September 2016 The Chemistry of Cars: An Adventure in Resource Creation

    Learn about the exciting Chemistry of Cars project, and the content writing team responsible for creating 19 new amazing classroom resources!

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    Simulation | September 2016 Ionic & Covalent Bonding

    In the September 2016 simulation, students investigate both ionic and covalent bonding. Students will have the opportunity to interact with many possible combinations of atoms and will be tasked with determining the type of bond and the number of atom needed to form each. Students will become familiar with the molecular formula, as well as the naming system for each type of bond and geometric shape, when applicable.

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    Nuts & Bolts | May 2016 Managing Chemical Wastes in the High School Lab

    Need a quick reference on chemical disposal? This article provides a solid starting point to determine proper disposal methods for high school lab waste.

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    Simulation | May 2016 Periodic Trends: Electron Affinity, Atomic Radius & Ionic Radius

    The May 2016 simulation is a follow-up to the March 2016 simulation. Students will focus their investigation on the electron affinity of an atom. Through the use of this simulation students will have the opportunity to examine the formation of an anion as well as compare the atomic radius of a neutral atom to the ionic radius of its anion.

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    Classroom Commentary | March 2016 Reviving The Reason For My Work

    Adrian Dingle re-discovers a love of chemistry academia through a prestigious fellowship—and encourages you to reconnect with your own inspiration for teaching.

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    Simulation | March 2016 Periodic Trends: Ionization Energy, Atomic Radius & Ionic Radius

    In this simulation for the March 2016 issue, students can investigate the periodic trends of atomic radius, ionization energy, and ionic radius. By choosing elements from the periodic table, atoms can be selected for a side by side comparison and analysis. Students can also attempt to ionize an atom by removing its valence electrons. Quantitative data is available for each periodic trend, and can be further examined in a graph.

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    Simulation | November 2015 Gas Laws

    The simulation for the November 2015 issue allows students to investigate three of the fundamental gas laws, including Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law and Gay-Lussac’s Law. Students will have the opportunity to visually examine the effect of changing the associated variables of pressure, volume, or temperature in each situation. Also, students will analyze the gas samples at the particle level as well as manipulate quantitative data in each scenario. Finally students will interpret trends in the data by examining the graph associated with each of the gas laws.

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    Resource Feature | November 2015 Q & A with Michael Dayah

    Ptable.com is one of the first online periodic tables—and one of the most popular. Created years ago when Michael was a high school chemistry student, his ongoing upgrades aim to support teachers of chemistry.

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    Resource Feature | September 2015 The Chemistry Close Read

    High school chemistry teacher Jenelle Ball joins forces with an English teacher and a librarian to successfully implement an English class reading technique in a chemistry class.

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    Simulation | September 2015 Density

    The simulation for the September 2015 issue allows students to investigate the effect of changing variables on both the volume and the density of a solid, a liquid, and a gas sample. Students will analyze the different states of matter at the particle level as well as quantitatively.

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    Classroom Commentary | May 2015 A Dialog on Terminology: Double Replacement vs Ion Swap

    Are ionic AX + BY reactions better titled double replacement or ion swap? Read the discourse between two advanced high school chemistry students, with an introduction and conclusion from their teacher.

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    Simulation | May 2015 Heating Curve of Water

    In the May 2015 issue, students explore the heating curve for water from a qualitative and quantitative perspective. Students compare illustrations of each physical state depicted on the curve and calculate the energy required to transition from one state to another.

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    Resource Feature | March 2015 Teaching Students the Relevance of Chemistry

    Chemistry has had a tremendous impact on history and continues to impact our lives. Learn about activities that emphasize the relevance and importance of chemistry, and enhance students' excitement for learning the subject.

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    Simulation | March 2015 Exciting Electrons

    In the March 2015 issue, students explore what happens when electrons within a generic atom are excited from their ground state. They will see that when an electron relaxes from an excited state to its ground state, energy is released in the form of electromagnetic radiation.