Chemistry

Energy is Energy: A two-part Workshop on a Consistent Approach in Bio, Chem, and Physics

Students often struggle with understanding energy and comprehending its crucial role in all science disciplines. This workshop will show you how to build a consistent model for energy across bio, chem, and physics. You will explore key methods to help students understand how energy, a key cross-cutting concept in the Next Generation Science Standards, can

Modeling Instruction™ in High School Chemistry II

Workshop Leaders: Donghong Sun and Larry Dukerich. This workshop is intended for chemistry teachers who have begun to teach chemistry usingModeling Instruction™, a research-based, reformed pedagogy that is completely aligned with the eight Science & Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards: <http://modelinginstruction.org/modeling-method-ngss-practices/> After a debrief of their experiences teaching the core curriculum (units

Making Sense of the Gas Laws – Come Learn a Direct Route to Mastery

Leaders: Donghong Sun (Dept. of Chemistry, Columbia University) and Rachel Ward (Staten Island Academy) Do your students mix-up and struggle with the Gas Laws?

Chemistry—A Modeling Approach to Periodicity & Bonding

Leaders: Donghong Sun, Tammy Gwara The periodicity of elements and chemical bonding are essential topics in introductory chemistry. However, when we teach these topics, we frequently rely on anthropomorphizing the particles in order to help students remember: “Sodium wants to lose this extra electron because it’s happier with a full valence.” Students memorize the conventions

Particle Models of Matter for Middle School Science/Meteorology

Leader: Mark Schober Mr. Schober will share a sequence of demos and student activities that induce students to develop a particle model of matter to help them understand meteorological concepts, including wind, air pressure, humidity, and phase changes.

Explore with Vernier

join us in the Vernier laboratory for a three-hour exploration of the latest and greatest in probeware and data-collection technology, including our new Go Direct™ wireless sensors, and other new products just released!