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Virtual Summer Symposium: Chemistry Games

WEBINAR (1 hour 50 minutes) recorded July 30, 2020


This symposium will focus on using games to teach chemical concepts, covering a gamut of topics from Lewis dots to NMR. The format of the games vary--some are played with cards and manipulatives, while others are playable online. If you are looking for creative ways to increase student motivation and understanding, this symposium will provide some exciting avenues for engaging students.

This Virtual Summer symposium will have several speakers who will each present a talk on the topic of simulations to enhance chemical instruction. Each speaker will have 20 minutes to talk and answer questions. The speakers and schedule are shown below.

  • 1:00 pm – Opening Remarks and Instructions
  • 1:05 pm – Steve Sogo, Laguna Beach High School, CA, “The Crown Joules Online – Connecting Chemical Energy to Bonding Changes”
  • 1:25 pm – Zach Thammavongsy, Chapman University, CA, “Card Games Covering Topics in General and Organic Chemistry”
  • 1:45 pm – Catherine Croft, Catilli Games, VA, “Chemistry Games in the Classroom”
  • 2:05 pm – Dennis Burkett, Olathe South High School, KS, “Break Out Game – Who Killed Electronman?”
  • 2:25 pm – Ashlynn Hall, Trabuco Hills, High School, CA, “Chemistry Breakout Room”
  • 2:45 pm – Brief Closing Remarks and Links

Organizer: Steve Sogo, Laguna Beach High School, CA
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020, 1:00 pm ET