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National Chemistry Week Resources for High and Middle School Science Teachers
All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

This Web Seminar took place on October 4, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Michael Tinnesand, former Associate Director of the ACS Education Division and Erica Jacobsen, editor of the Journal of Chemical Education's Precollege Chemistry section. In this Seminar Mr. Tinnesand and Ms. Jacobsen talked about activities for high school and middle school teachers that relate to National Chemistry Week.

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.

This is the third of five Web Seminars scheduled this fall in cooperation with the American Chemical Society. In this program, Mr. Tinnesand and Ms. Jacobsen discussed National Chemistry Week—a celebration held every year in October—and shared resources to get students excited about chemistry. The presenters discussed lab activities, community-based projects, a chemistry-themed poetry contest, and other web-based and print publications available to teachers.

One hundred and three (103) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Five participants attended the Web Seminar from four locations outside the United States: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico.

Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants’ My PD Record and Certificates area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • “I liked the ideas presented in the webinar. I will join ACS after this.”
  • “I am beginning a Science club in a rural area and this helps me to connect to real-world places and lessons I did not previously have available on-line. We are no longer isolated in science and we will go places in science now!!!!!”
  • “It was well presented very informative for the chemistry resources.”
  • “The content provided me with specific activities to use with my students as well as resources to research to enhance my teaching.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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