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National Chemistry Week Resources for High and Middle School Science

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 September 19, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenters were Michael Tinnesand, Former Associate Director of the ACS Education Division, and Tracy Halmi, an instructor at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College and Chair of National Chemistry Week (NCW). In this program, Mr. Tinnesand and Ms. Halmi shared resources for celebrating National Chemistry Week, which will take place October 21-27, 2012.

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.

In this seminar, Mr. Tinnesand and Ms. Halmi discussed a variety of ways to celebrate National Chemistry Week and the theme for 2012, Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science. Mr. Tinnesand provided an in-depth look at three activities that teachers can use in the classroom to give students a chance to explore nanotechnology concepts. As Chair of National Chemistry Week, Ms. Halmi talked about the wealth of resources available to chemistry educators, including websites, books, and videos, as well as a poster contest and lesson plans for hands-on experiments.

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:

  • “Excellent job! Very relevant to what I teach!”
  • “I loved being introduced to the ACS and all the educational resources! I now have a ‘one stop shop’ instead of randomly searching on Google.”
  • “I really liked getting all of the links for the resources as well as new ideas for my classroom.”
  • “I love to be able to connect with my peers via this webinar format.”

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

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