Department of Chemistry
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The purpose of this letter is to evaluate and validate the procedures described by Ford and Mason (February 2018 issue) using a microwave oven and chocolate bar to measure the speed of light.
I just had the most wonderful Grade 11 Chemistry lesson that really took off in the final few minutes. The topic was an introduction to solubility — “like dissolves like”.
[This article comes from a blog called Sustainable School Teacher . I recommend you watch the blog’s 10-minute video because Brandie outlines her idea to introduce a hands-on approach to stoichiometry. Once you watch this video you will want to investigate her other ideas.
[Taken from a blog on the Master Organic Chemistry website. This site makes organic chemistry accessible and clear. Tell students about this resource if they are planning on taking organic chemistry in university. There are some amazing cheat sheets, including ones on acid/base chemistry — there are also a few free “cheat sheets” for you to check out. ]