The "Chemistry for All" resources are designed to help chemistry teachers teach chemistry to all their students. The resources are arranged into the folders to your left under the "chemistry for all" tab.

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2014 summer programs:

BCCE at Grand Valley State University http://www.bcce2014.org/

ACS regional meetings http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings.html

ASM Materials Science Workshop (there is no cost for this) http://www.asminternational.org/foundation/teachers/teacher-material-camps

Hope College Molecular Modeling Workshop (no cost, stipend available) http://www.hope.edu/csi/mmworkshop/

Modeling in Chemistry or Physics workshops (no cost, stipend available) http://modelinginstruction.org/teachers/workshops-2014/ 

2014 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ENHANCEMENT GRANTS Information can be found at acsdetroitchemed.com

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

Flinn Safety Training Sign up now to take a free Flinn Scientific Middle School or High School Laboratory Safety Course. These courses are comprehensive six or seven hour safety training programs that consist of 40-45 separate video chapters that can be viewed either individually or as part of a certification sequence.


Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Coming this Summer to Grand Valley State University

The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Education, is the largest gathering of chemical educators in the world and is designed for middle school science teachers, secondary school chemistry teachers, and college chemistry instructors. This conference emphasizes the improvement of chemistry education at all levels. Early registration fees for high school teachers have been set at $175 (March 3 – June 1, 2014) for the conference; on-campus housing rates start at $45/night, this includes breakfast. Information about the conference is available at the website:www.bcce2014.org Groups of 2-4 teachers are encouraged to submit proposals for interactive workshops (3 hour blocks) or organize a symposium for peers to present short talks before December 6, 2013. Abstracts to present a 20-minute talk in a particular symposium will be accepted January 1 – February 28, 2014. Any questions, program ideas, or general suggestions for any of the BCCE program chairs can be sent to the BCCE email address, bcce2014@gvsu.edu.


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.

Next Generation Science Standards

Teachers, schools, and districts are already preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards. Click on the link above for information on the new standards framework and the development process of these standards.

High School Science Priority Expectations Resources

The High School Science Priority Expectations were created to support teachers in their transition to the new science standards and to promote excellece in science education. These resources focus on the inquiry content expectations to prepare students for college as well as the MME and the ACT.  Click on the above link for resources. 

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