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This website is for teachers of chemistry in schools and colleges. It is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Some of the experiments can be used as starting-points for investigations or for enhancement activities. Many have links to carefully selected further reading and all include information and guidance for technicians. Chemistry is a practical science. Practical activities are not just motivational and fun: they also enable students to apply and extend their knowledge and understanding of chemistry in novel investigative situations, which can aid learning and memory and stimulate interest. We have published a new set of resources to support the teaching of practical science for Key Stages 3-5.

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Scibermonkey top picks This interactive periodic table can be used to highlight groups and periods, physical states, elements known in a given year, scarcity of resources, and many other interesting things. The number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom can be changed in this interactive activity, which displays the atomic number, mass number and ionic charge. Lecture Demonstration Movie Sheets NOTE: The set-up and preparation information for most of these demonstrations is available in the Lecture Demonstration Manual by Bodner, Smith, Keys, and Greenbowe. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. ( prints updated editions on an irregular basis. Copies might also be obtained by contacting George Bodner ( Each sheet provides a quicktime video of the demonstration, a brief description of the materials used, pictures of the equipment used, observations, and explanations. All of the sheets are available from here, and sheets pertinent to a specific class can be made available via the course homepage.

News - Chemistry Now The National Science Foundation (NSF) has joined forces with NBC Learn and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry by creating "Chemistry Now"--a weekly, online video series that uncovers and explains the science of common, physical objects in our world and the changes they undergo every day. The series also looks at the lives and work of scientists on the frontiers of the 21st century... More. This video explains and illustrates the molecular structure of sodium chloride (NaCl) crystals; the structure and symmetry of crystal lattices; and why one crystalline solid, salt, melts another, ice.

Chemistry resources for Teachers and Students Search over 2000 substance pages for compound structures, properties, spectra, and more. Teaching analytical chemistry? Spectraschool is a great place to start. For lesson starters, try interactive Gridlocks, or our Starters for Ten puzzles. To search for an exact phrase on Learn Chemistry, enter the phrase in speechmarks. You can filter your search results by age, audience, resource type, context and subject, using the buttons that appear at left.

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Amusement Park Physics Design a Roller Coaster Try your hand at designing your own roller coaster. You will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. You won't need to compute any formulas. You will decide the following - the height of the first hill, the shape of the first hill, the exit path, the height of the second hill, and the loop. beyond benign : green chemistry curriculum Green Chemistry: The Green Curriculum "Benign by design," green chemistry is designed to have less impact on the environment by creating lower levels of waste and toxicity than traditional chemistry. Green chemistry is also a compelling way to assist teachers as they strive to interest middle school students (ages 9 – 13) in science and math.

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