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     NCW Resources

Tuesday, October 4 - This seminar provides an overview of the NCW resources available to high school and middle school teachers.

     Electrolysis of Water

Wednesday, October 12 - There is a lot of chemistry involved in making the International Space Station a useable habitat for astronauts.

     Chemical Bonding: Learning

     From Simple Models

Thursday, October 13 - This web seminar is designed to provide secondary teachers insights into presenting difficult chemistry concepts.

     Making Money Out

      Of Chemistry

Thursday, October 27 - How was chemistry used to produce a paper and watermark strong enough to last a lifetime?

      Chemical Bonding: Why is   

       Water Different?

Wednesday, November 16 - This web seminar is designed to provide secondary teachers insights into presenting difficult chemistry concepts.

      The Chemical Keys to

      Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 17 - Learn why old-fashioned, time-staking approaches to cooking still provide the best results.

       The Chemistry of Fireworks

Thursday, December 8 - Join Chris Mocella as he describes the delicate chemistry that brings loud sounds and brilliant colorful images to welcome your new year.



Global Projects


     Global Water Project

Students from around the globe will team up to test fresh water. The Global Water Sampling Project is open all year from September through June.

      The International

      Boiling Point Project

People all over the world boil water.  Students then discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point.

      Water Purification Project

During this project schools collaborate to design water purification systems for use in developing countries. Runs 10/17/2011-12/05/2011






helps students review and learn the fundamentals needed to solve calculations in Chemistry

     Digital Lecture-Part 1

Screencasts from Professor Mark Ott that can be used to supplement  concepts taught in class

     Digital Lectures- Part 2

Screencasts from Professor Mark Ott that can be used to supplement concepts taught in class



Animations & Simulations


     The Chem Collective Online

a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests

     Simulations at PHET

Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.

      Tom Greenbowe’s Sims

Chemistry Experiment Simulations, Tutorials and Conceptual Computer Animations

      Molecular Level Labs

MoLEs is an NSF sponsored site designed to produce web-based computer simulations and companion inquiry activities for chemistry.





     Bytesize  Science

Translates scientific discoveries into intriguing stories about food, medicine, and much more

     Chemistry of Innovations

How-stuff-works podcasts that describe the invention and chemistry of products

     Global Challenges/

     Chemistry Solutions

GC/CS identifies the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, and explores the solutions emerging from chemistry.

     Science Elements

A weekly digest of cutting edge research from the American Chemical Society


Tells the story of scientists whose curiosity about everyday things helped them launch careers in the lab, win Nobel Prizes, and make other achievements





     Flinn Safety

Flinn’s free safety training videos, student safety contracts, articles that describe correct storage of chemicals



Data Bases


     Database of Periodic Tables

The one and only comprehensive database of periodic tables & periodic table formulations.

     Flinn MSDS

Over 1300 MSDS that meet American Chemistry Council and ANSI standards.



Teacher Resources


     Chemical Ed DL

The Chemical Education Digital Library is a premier source of resources for chemistry teachers


To catalyze and support excellence in teaching and learning of STEM subjects through the use of novel technologies.


A plethora of lesson plans, videos, and interactive activities for k-12 physical science teachers


Focuses on core concepts and encourage a deep understanding of the course material while developing higher-order thinking skills





      Chem 13 News

Chem 13 News is an informal magazine published monthly by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo


ChemMatters magazine helps high school students find connections between chemistry and the world around them

      Journal of Chemical Education

The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and related information as a resource to those in the field of chemical education



Join a Chem Ed Listserv


     AP Chem

AP Central offers Web-based threaded discussion groups for many AP courses and roles


An ACS Network site sponsored by the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society Teacher Affiliate Group


This is an international Chemistry Education Discussion List of interest to science educators from middle school through university


Intended for educational networking, collaboration, and teacher-led professional development of High School Chemistry Teachers



Student Activities


     ACS Chemistry Club

There are over 330 clubs across the United States where students participate in after-school activities, get involved in community building, learn about chemistry careers, enjoy social events

     Merck State Science Day

Provides for competition between individuals and among teams of secondary school students in science subjects

     NJ Chemistry Olympics

To spark students' interest and creativity and expose competitors

to the real stuff of chemistry

      Project SEED

Students entering their junior or senior year in high school are given a rare chance to work alongside scientist-mentors on research projects

     Chemistry Olympiad

Nations around the world conduct examinations to nominate the most high-performing students for the International Chemistry Olympiad





      ACS-Hach Chemistry Grants

Since 2008, more than 400 ACS-Hach High School Chemistry grants have been awarded to teachers with innovative and exciting ideas

      Vernier/NSTA Tech Award

Recognizes and rewards the innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom



Science Teacher Organizations



For over 60 years, NSTA has been a beacon for science education


To excite, empower and energize all science teachers in the State of New Jersey

      Mole Day Foundation

Created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day

Diane Krone,
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