Ideal Gas Simulation

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Gases are too small to see molecule by molecule.  They are a perfect example of the challenge of chemistry.  In teaching chemistry I try to make the invisible visible.  The kinetic molecular model is an example of this.  The way … Continued


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This year some of my students went to the Lawrence Livermore Lab which did the research to discover Livermorium.  Another element has recently been discovered.  Learn more about it with this lesson.

Interactive Periodic Table

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The periodic table is to chemistry what the alphabet is to English.  The science is all about what we can make by rearranging these fundamental building blocks.  The analogy, though, breaks down because we don’t find new letters.

Kinetic Energy Digital MiniLab

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Simulations are a useful way to explore science.  This simulation shows how matter behaves and compares it to how matter does not behave.  See which matches reality and try to determine why.

Why Don’t Basketballs Bounce Forever?

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Thermodynamics and Energy are big topics in science. To learn about them we’re investigating why a basketball can’t bounce forever. The lesson has three parts: A reading assignment with simple questions, A digital lab, and a writing assignment.