Teaching Tips

Authentic Radioisotope Experiments

Radioisotope and nuclear decay experiments for use with students, generously contributed by Sandra Kelly

Chemistry of Art POGIL: Black and White Photography

A guided inquiry lesson on the chemistry of black and white photography, suitable for advanced high school classes or college courses for non-majors.  Generously contributed by Dr. Cheryl Coolidge

Chemistry of Art POGIL: Redox Reactions

A guided inquiry lesson that introduces redox reactions, with an art tie-in.  Suitable for non-majors college courses or advanced high school classes.  Generously contributed by Dr. Cheryl Coolidge

Chemistry of Art POGIL: Scientific Notation & Metric System

A guided inquiry lesson on scientific notation and the metric system, written for a Chemistry in Art class.  Suitable for an introductory college course or an advanced high school class.  Generously shared by Dr. Cheryl Coolidge

Diet Coke and Mentos candy demo

Diet Coke and Mentos candy demo--from Buckfield Maine! --submitted by Kris Stepenuck of Madison, Wisconsin.

Guided Inquiry Lesson--Ions and the Periodic Table

A guided inquiry lesson, with an art "twist,"  on using the periodic table to predict typical ions.  Suitable for a first-year college course or advanced high school chemistry class.  Generously shared by Dr. Cheryl Coolidge

Guided Inquiry Lesson--Naming Inorganic Compounds for Artists

A guided inquiry lesson on inorganic nomenclature, with connections to paints and pigments.  Suitable for a first year college course or an advanced high school chemistry course, this lesson was generously contributed by Dr. Cheryl Coolidge.

Guided Inquiry Lesson--Physics of Light

A guided inquiry lesson on the physics of light and the electromagnetic spectrum, with an art tie-in.  Suitable for an introductory college course or an advanced high school course.  Contributed by Dr. Cheryl Coolidge

Guided Inquiry Lesson: Atoms and Isotopes

A guided inquiry lesson on atoms and isotopes.  Suitable for a introductory college course or advanced high school class.  Generously shared by Dr. Cheryl Coolidge

LeChatelier’s Principle – A Simple Equilibrium Demonstration Using Cobalt(II) Chloride

Students can visualize Lechatelier's Principle after completing this simple experiment.  It can also be used as a demonstration.
The downloadable handout is available under "Event Downloads" from the 525th Division Meeting.
Contributed by Dr. Mark M. Turnbull, Professor of Chemistry, Clark University