American Chemical Society "Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry" - Resources for National Chemistry Week, the Classroom, and Beyond

This web seminar took place on September 15, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Erica Jacobsen, a chemical education consultant who develops materials for the American Chemical Society and Rachel Murillo, teacher of forensic science and anatomy/physiology at McBride High School in Long Beach, California.

This web seminar will take the mystery out of preparing for this year’s celebration of National Chemistry Week (NCW) with its theme of “Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry.” NCW is an annual event that connects American Chemical Society (ACS) members with businesses, schools, and individuals to share the importance of chemistry in everyday life.

Our two co-presenters will share forensics resources useful for NCW, for integrating into classroom curriculum, and for informal science sharing. Anyone who wants to connect science to this high-interest, real world topic will find ready-to-use demonstrations, lab investigations, videos, background information, and more. Resources will focus on the middle school and high school levels, but some can be adapted.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile 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:

  • "There are individuals out there wishing to be leaders of NSTA that I do not know and I hope to meet to encourage them to continue in their goal to become an NSTA leader."
  • "I did not know the positions were only 3 year terms."
  • "Questions were allowed during the presentation."
  • "Well done. Informative."

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

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