|Workshop leaders Kathleen, Marta, Steve, Susan, Stacey, Lisa, Kathleen, and Patrice|
|Lisa, Lynda, and I working in a small group on "Why Cold Doesn't Exist" lesson.|
After we worked for an hour on our lessons, the whole group came back together to share and discuss our ideas. Each article tackled a different piece of the chemistry curriculum. The range of topics in the magazine articles, along with their engaging text, make them a good fit for high school science classes. I have set a goal for myself to use one ChemMatters article for each unit throughout the school year. With the five from the workshop, I'm about a third of the way there!
These were the articles we worked on during the workshop:
How Toxic Is Toxic
by Brian Rohrig (December 2014)
Why Cold Doesn't Exist
by Michael Tinnesand (Oct 2013)
|I met Stacey at the BWI airport on the way to Atlanta, and then reconnected in her workshop.|
Smartphones, Smart Chemistry
by Brian Rohrig (April 2015)
Salting Roads: The Solution for Winter Driving
by Doris Kimbrough (Feb 2006)
The Death of Alexander Litvinenko
by Audrey Keown (April 2007)
If you go to the ChemMatters website, you can find teacher resources for many of the most recent articles with "ready to use" lessons that you can adapt to your students. The folks at ACS are eager to get these great resources into teachers hands and into chemistry classrooms.