Showing posts with label Open Chemistry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Open Chemistry. Show all posts

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Chemistry Never Sleeps and Free Chemistry Lessons

My colleague and chemistry teacher, Walter Perry, started a blog this summer as a companion to his classroom blog. Over the last four months he's slowly added some useful content to Chemistry Never Sleeps. Chemistry Never Sleeps is a mix of Walter's personal commentary about teaching with links and examples of Chemistry resources for teachers and students. A recent post included a slide presentation about the Periodic Table.

Exploring the links on Chemistry Never Sleeps brought me to Mr. Guch's Free Stuff for Chemistry Teachers. Mr. Guch's free stuff includes four free ebooks containing lesson plans, lectures, and quizzes that Mr. Guch developed for his high school Chemistry classes.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Open Chemistry - Free Content for Teaching Chemistry
The Interactive Periodic Table
Video Demonstrations of the Periodic Table of Elements

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Dalai Lama Explains Tibetan Buddhism

This may have limited appeal to most readers, but if you teach a comparative religion course or something similar, you may find this video useful. In this video the Dalai Lama gives an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. It is definitely not a fast-paced lecture and takes a while to get into (I'm only at the 35 minute mark as I write this, but I do find it interesting so far), but it could be useful in the right setting.
I learned about this video on the awesome Open Culture blog.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Open Chemistry - Free Content for Teaching Chemistry

Open Chemistry is a new website built to share resources for teaching and learning Chemistry. The site is new and doesn't have a lot of content yet, but the content it does have is good. The most useful content on Open Chemistry are the videos and 3D molecule models. I've embedded one of the videos below. If you're a Chemistry teacher you may want to consider subscribing the Open Chemistry RSS feed to keep up the latest updates.

Nomenclature from openchemistry on Vimeo.

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