“The Sweet Side of Chemistry”—Candy Resources for National
Chemistry Week, the Classroom, and Beyond
Erica K. Jacobsen
Erica K. Jacobsen currently serves as a chemical education consultant. Her work
includes producing resource materials for the American Chemical Society (ACS) ChemClub
program, writing ChemClub articles for ChemMatters magazine, and contributing
to the JCE ChemEd Xchange and ACS ChemClubs blogs. In the past, she developed teacher’s
guides for ChemMatters magazine articles and was an author for ACS’s “Energy
Foundations for High School Chemistry” project. She also worked at the Journal of
Chemical Education for over ten years, completing a term as editor of its Precollege
Chemistry section and overseeing the Journal's high school-related content
and events, including teacher workshops. Prior to joining the Journal staff,
she taught grades 11 and 12 chemistry, Advanced Placement chemistry, and physics.
Her “classroom” for the past nine years has been her dining room table, as she homeschools
her children. She enjoys sharing hands-on STEM activities with her local homeschool
Jennifer Priddy teaches chemistry at Tarpon Springs High School in Tarpon Springs,
Florida. She has a B.S. in geosciences from the University of Michigan, an M.S.
in geosciences from Pennsylvania State University, and has conducted paleoclimatological
research for the Ocean Drilling Program and the Greenland Ice Sheet Project II.
A proponent of hands-on teaching methods, she has implemented processes for teaching
chemical properties using food chemistry and cooking that are being adapted for
use by chemistry classes throughout the county. The program gives students the opportunity
to see the relationship between the scientific processes that they learn about in
class and real world applications.
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