Ideas for Teaching Chemistry

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Ideas for Teaching Chemistry

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Chemistry for Informal Educators content on funded by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation.





"Skeletal chemistry"

Chemistry tends to be difficult for many students, partly because of the challenges in both teaching and understanding how macroscopic observations relate to the nanoscale behavior of particles. Research suggests that focusing on the most important concepts can help students build their understanding. 

The following nine lists of activities are organized based on a set of core concepts in chemistry that were proposed by chemist Peter Atkins in his article "Skeletal chemistry."

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