Browsing Posts tagged chemistry

Science of Cooking from Exploratorium contains a collection of recipes, activities, and webcasts about the science behind cooking.

Khan Academy, and its accompanying YouTube channel, contains more than 1,800 short videos on topics mathematical, biological, chemical, and even historical.

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Chemistry is one of those subjects that really can flourish with the addition of multimedia elements, but often requires you to blow the whole budget on supplies and equipment. What you end up with is a state-of-the-art chemistry lab in which you show instructional videos that run on those ancient 8mm […]

BY REBECCAH HAINES Now this is what I like in a website name – straightforward, telling you like it is.  There is no doubt as to what you’ll find at That’s right, you’ll find websites to help your students learn science. Essentially, is a nicely categorized clearinghouse of interactive science websites.  The first […]

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE When I was a small child growing up, one of my all-time-favorite phrases was a single word, “why?”. I had to know how things worked, why things interacted the way they did, to the point of driving my teachers and parents crazy. So when I saw Inquiry in Action, I had […]

BY BILL FERRIS Win a trip to Antarctica. Yes, that’s supposed to be an incentive. PolarTREC will send 36 teachers to the Arctic or Antarctic to work with polar research teams. They’ll take a mittens-on approach to learning about atmospheric chemistry, biology, history and culture in the coldest places on earth.

For this month’s random roundup, we’ve selected the Library of Congress, our nation’s storehouse of pretty much everything worth knowing. As you’d expect, a lot of great resources for teachers have been derived from the Library. See your tax dollars at work.

Ever wonder what’s the lifespan of a flea? Or how sunscreen works? Or who developed the Nobel-worthy invention of the TV dinner?* Of course you haven’t, but that’s not the point. As any person who has won a trivia contest will tell you, it’s fun to show off knowledge of obscure facts in any subject. […]

Quick! Name five famous discoveries honored by the Nobel Prize…(crickets chirping)….Um, Al Gore won one, right? Ask your students and you’ll likely get a similar response. The people at decided that they didn’t want children growing up not understanding the significant accomplishments honored by the Nobel Prize. By visiting the educational outreach section of […]

You can find a lot of interactive periodic tables online, but has one thing the others don’t — the easiest-to-remember URL. Seriously, though, this periodic table is more than just a pretty web address. You can click on any of the elements, bringing up lots of information and high-quality photos, so you can finally […]