Nuts & BoltsManaging 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.
Lessons by teachers with their inspiration for the activity or tips for how to implement the lesson.
Resource FeatureGetting Young Students Excited about Science
Have you considered teaching chemistry to your elemenatry students? This fifth grade teacher shows how easy it is to introduce chemistry into the elementary school classroom. She reviews several You Be The Chemist® activities, and explains why her students love them.
Reflections and perspectives by teachers about topics that affect chemistry education.
Classroom CommentaryReflections of a Mentor Teacher
A veteran teacher reflects on the valuable, unexpected, and rewarding learning experience of being a mentor to a student teacher. He encourages you to consider hosting an intern for a school year.
Classroom CommentaryOn Being a Head of Department
How can you be a better, more proactive Department Chair? This article contains suggestions from an author with experience as a Department Chair in three different schools, over a 41-year teaching career.
How to incorporate technology into your chemistry classroom.
The author explains how her bring-your-own-device (BYOD) classroom works and how it helps her manage her classroom while also sharing tips, tricks, favorite apps, and websites.
In My Element
Stories about teachers finding their way to the chemistry classroom.
In My ElementFinding 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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EditorialIt Takes a Teaching Community
As the end of another school year approaches, Chemistry Solutions editor Emily Bones reflects on her first year back in the classroom, and the unique cycle that is teaching. As you make plans to recharge and rethink your plans for next year, remember the AACT website is a great starting point.
SimulationPeriodic 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.
Chemistry FunChemistry Fun
Find the differences between two action-packed lab images. How many can you find?