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The collection of resources at this website, unlike many websites devoted to the teaching of chemistry, is not tied to a particular text, class level, or the traditions of a particular school.  This freedom to pursue interesting aspects of teaching chemistry has resulted in a unique assortment of resources addressing both content and teaching needs.  Organizing these resources, as if planning well-balanced meals per nutritional guidelines, is a new and personally satisfying way to present this information.

 

Planning the meal represents following standard guidelines, setting the table is analogous to establishing procedures for a safe-learning environment, while the menu itself represents the content of instruction:

 

Plan The Meal

State Learning Standards

AP Chemistry Guidelines

Misconceptions

 

Set The Table

Lab Safety

Class Procedures

Team Builders

 

The Menu

 

Appetizers

Main Dishes

Desserts

 

 

 

  • Quotes

Entrees

  • Games
  • Warm-ups
  • Topic/Presentations
  • Songs
  • Anecdotes
  • Demos I
  • Humor
  • Equation-a-Day
  • Demos II
  • Cartoons I

 

  • Demos III
  • Cartoons II

 

  • Labs

 

 

  • Skills

 

 

 

 

 

Ala Carte Items

 

 

  • Activities

 

 

  • Projects

 

 

The Home Page interlinks with each of the primary web pages (Plan the Meal, Set the Table, Appetizers, Main Dishes, Desserts).  Each of the primary web pages link to each other and their respective subordinate pages.  Topics and entries on subordinate pages are book-marked for easy navigation and at points are linked to applicable external web sites.   (As construction continues, it is planned that entries on various pages will be cross-referenced by topics through hyperlinks.) 

 

Acknowledgements 

I am grateful to the teachers of Chem-West, of various Chicago-area schools, and to the presenters at various NSTA meetings who shared their experiences and ideas. If there is any claim to originality here, it is in the way resources have been put together.  Only a small portion of the ideas in this website are completely original; much of the material was encountered in multiple places and appears to be common knowledge (property). However, where known I have identified original sources or linked to them. Please email me at: mrbush@bushtoolbox.net if you encounter material that can be credited to an original source.  Other comments are also welcome.

 

Links to Great Sites

Appet (Quotes, Warmups, Anecdotes, Equations

Main Dishes (Demos, Labs, Prsent, Diag, Image, acitivities, projects, skills

Desserts (Games, Songs, Humnor, Science fairs

SpicesAP, Book Revie

Techniques (Procedures

Guidlines (Il Teachers, Misconception

 

TEACHING & LEARNING STANDARDS

 CHEMISTRY MISCONCEPTIONS

 WARM-UPS

 DEMOS, EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

SONGS & AUDIO CLIPS

BOOKS & VIDEOS

 SCIENCE FAIR PAPERS & PROJECTS

 CHEM TOPICS (Many of these links also provide links to demonstrations and experiments.)

 General

 History

 Elements

 Material Science (Polymers & Composites)

 Biotechnology

 Environmental

 Careers in Chemistry

 AP CHEMISTRY

TECH TOPICS

 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY

 TEACHING SKILLS

 PEDAGOGY

 SAFETY

A Guide to High School Programs in Science & Engineering (Summer Camps & Workshops) http://tbp.mit.edu/highschool/

 Site with Free Stuff about using our natural resources

http://www.mii.org/teacherhelpers.php

 alphabetical within a category  

From Science Olympiad page-“Chemistry Resources for Secondary Ed”

 Graph paper-teaching skills?

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