Chemistry For All
The "Chemistry for All" resources are not aligned to our new Michigan Science Standards. They are archived here to support the building of aligned storylines with associated phenomenon.
A sample chemistry course, aligned to the new standards, is currently being built. All the units and lesson plans will be house on Wayne RESA's Atlas Rubicon site.
MIT Chemistry Videos A series of two-minute videos relating concepts from textbook chemistry to current MIT research and applications in medicine, the environment, and energy
Manipulate Molecules with a Free App
Molecules is a free app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The app allows users to view three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulate them using their fingers. Students can rotate the molecules by moving their finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once. These structures can be viewed in both ball-and-stick and space-filling visualization modes. New molecules can be downloaded from either the RCSB Protein Data Bank, an international repository of biological molecules and their 3-D structures; or the National Center for Biotechnology Information's (NCBI) PubChem, a public database of compounds. Molecules can be downloaded directly to a handheld device and stored there for later viewing. Custom molecular structures can be downloaded to the application via iTunes file sharing or through the use of custom URL formats.
- Chemistry and Energy Efficiency - The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) commissioned a Carbon Life Cycle Analysis, to look at ways the chemistry industry can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Using this study, which took into account only greenhouse gas emissions, NEED created teacher lessons and activities found on this site.
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