Chemistry Comes Alive! II
This Web Seminar, developed in collaboration with the National Science Digital Library
(NSDL) took place on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
time. In this program, participants explored a number of chemical phenomena using
various digital resources available for chemistry teachers.
Understanding abstract concepts such as hydrophobicity and solubility provide ideal
opportunities to use online interactives, lab activities, and video segments that
use real-world examples and eye-catching demonstrations to supplement your curricula.
In this seminar, our presenters from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Dr. Lynn Diener (Outreach Specialist for the ChemEd Digital Library) and Dr. John Moore (W.
T. Lippincott Professor and director of the Institute for Chemical Education) provided
a view through a treasure trove of resources that can enliven any classroom chemistry
The Journal of Chemical Education has many of the resources mentioned during the
seminar that will become a part of a broader, “one-stop” location for chemistry
materials available through the NSDL ChemEd Digital Library, launching later this
Sixty-eight (68) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to
the presenters, the NSDL moderator, and the NSTA staff. Participating educators
represented the states of Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa,
Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and
Wisconsin. One participant attended from Ecuador. Participants received an NSTA
SciGuide for attending and completing an evaluation form.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "This was my first web seminar and I enrolled because of a professional development
requirement for one of my graduate classes. This was highly enjoyable and informative.
The movies were great and so was the shaving
- "This was a great opportunity, especially for those of us that don't have the
chance to go to other seminars. Wonderful!"
- "I always enjoy hearing / reading what other people have to say, and it was
great to have input from people who are more accomplished than me in the classroom.
These seminars are always a humbling experience; they keep
me grounded because I
realize how much more I have to learn!"
- "The movies, projects, and websites give the teacher a way to transfer these
materials to the classroom. We can share these topics with our students
provided the links and cool movies to carry on this enthusiasm."
Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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