Chris Leverington

I teach high school chemistry!

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AZ

Affiliation

Williams Field High School

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Recent Posts by Chris

Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 AM in Nomenclature--Transition Metals
What activities or tricks do you use to help students with determining the roman numerals for Transition Metal compounds.  My kids are really struggling with it this year and i'm out of ideas!   What method do you use to have them find it? What activities do you do to help them understand why? etc!

Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:00 PM in Modeling Chemistry via the AMTA Curriculum
Unit 4 is very strange and is a sort of hodge podge of information.  When I've done this unit in the past the students have struggled greatly with the concepts in the last two worksheets.  The Combining Volumes of Gases and then the Mass ratio stuff.   We did find on the last worksheet if we took off the wrong scenario...students were able to pick it up better.  I get why they have that there, bu...

Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:47 PM in New Arizona Science Standards
I figure this is a longshot...but I'm wondering if there are any other Arizona folks who teach high school on here.  I'm curious how your districts are tackling the new standards.   If others are curious...AZ passed new standards last November...similar to NextGen...but different.  Biggest difference is that they are now requiring students to have Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology ...