For the Chemistry Teacher

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Given the author’s orientation, there is more material for teachers of chemistry than other subjects.

The book details how the author developed student thinking and understanding in three areas

  1. How the evolution of atomic theory led to the structure of the periodic table.  Information about the personal lives of key figures lends a humanity to the story.
    Seaborg in his element

    Seaborg in his element

    Key diagrams in the development of the relationship between quantum mechanics and the periodic table are included.

    Hydrogen energy diagram

    Hydrogen energy diagram

  2. The conceptual development of the gas laws is described.
    Collision theory inside a balloon

    Collision theory inside a balloon

    Demonstrations for both the classroom and the kitchen that capture the nature of gases are featured and pictured.

    Collapsing soda can

    Collapsing soda can

    An emphasis is placed on student writing exercises as a method of helping students truly “own” the material.

  3. A logical and non-algorithmic method of teaching stoichiometry is explained.  By taking students through the thinking of the process, step-by-step, they can overcome the apparent complexity of stoichiometry.

Additionally, the book discusses areas of concern to all chemistry teachers:

  • Lab Safety
  • Demonstrations

    Dust can explosion

    Dust can explosion

  • Using films
  • Selecting student labs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$7.99 on Kindle, $19.99 in paperback.

Order at:

http://www.amazon.com/Notes-New-Teacher-Not—Dummies/dp/1491297646/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1376572746&sr=8-1&keywords=Notes+to+a+New+Teacher

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