Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 is Chemistry's Year

The United States launch of theInternational Year of Chemistry is on February 1st. Check out
A Day Without Chemistry, a video produced by the American Chemical Society.

Here are some Chemistry Teaching Resources:

The ChemCollective
The site is a collection of "virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests." It was created by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon University for college and high school teachers.

ChemEd DL
This site provides a colleciton of materials for teaching Chemistry, including tutorials , lesson plans and 3D models. Blogging the Periodic Table
Sam Kean wrote the book The Disappearing Spoon, a collection of anecdotes about the stories behind the various elements of the Periodic Table. In July-August 2010, Kean wrote a series of blog posts on where he shared a shorter version of some of those anecdotes.

There are plenty of creative approaches to presenting the Periodic Table of Elements on the Internet. Here are a few of them:
This site has stock photos of each elemen, as well as photos of products that use each one.

The Comic Book Periodic Table of the Elements
click on an element and you will be linked to a page from at comic book that involves that element. There are also links to the WebElements website where students can find comprehensive scientific information about each element.

The Periodic Table of Videos
Each element in this table leads to a Youtube video where scientists explain its characteristics.

Dynamic Periodic Table
Links from the elements on this site lead to information from other sites, including Wikipedia. Plus, the site gives you many ways to view the date, all from one page.

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