Using The Best Of ChemMatters in the Chemistry Classroom

WEBINAR (54 minutes) recorded May 17, 2017


The Best of ChemMatters: Connecting Science and Literacy helps high school science teachers to connect STEM content, scientific literacy, and reading comprehension. The book features 12 teacher-tested lesson plans based on articles from ChemMatters, an award-winning magazine published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for high school students. In this webinar, two teachers will talk about how they used lesson plans from the book in their classrooms. The lesson plans use the popular Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate (5E) guided-inquiry model. They also connect to the NGSS and CCSS standards and include learning objectives, assessments, possible student preconceptions, anticipation guides, reading guides and a wealth of related resources. The purpose of these lesson plans is to help students understand chemistry concepts and improve their science literacy, critical thinking and reading comprehension skills.