Teaching Strategies

Our presenters share proven, effective techniques to help you successfully teach chemistry!


Silent Demonstrations

What’s the old saying? A picture is worth a thousand words! Carry out reactions or demonstrations in silence to get students to pay attention to the evidence.

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Discrepant Event—Physical Properties

When we see something that doesn’t agree with what we expect, we naturally want to explain it. That’s the key to learning!

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Discrepant Event—Classroom Lessons

Demonstrations with unexpected or discrepant events provide an opportunity for class discussion and concept-building exercises.

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Teaching With Toys

Learning is child’s play, when you’re teaching with toys! Discover the chemical principles at work, and in play, for popular toys.

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There's Magic in Chemistry

When you find an activity that really works for you in your classroom, or discover that students suddenly “get” a concept, that’s magical!

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Momentary Diversions

Short activities help you break up a long lesson or just get your students’ attention!

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Problem-Solving Teaching Strategies

Solving problems requires many skills, not just mathematical proficiency. Those skills need to be acquired or learned, and you can teach them!

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