Despite the years we spend in school, there are plenty of us who are illequipped for adulthood. Just watch the bill come at the end of a group dinner and you’ll see welleducated adults struggling with what should be simple math. There are several topics that are crucial to surviving in the “real world,” but aren’t taught in school. Let’s ...
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Introduction to Spectroscopy
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Introduction to Acids and Bases
Acids and bases are one of the most important topics in all of chemistry… and also in the fight agai...
Introduction to the Lewis Dot Structures
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Introduction to Drawing Organic Structures
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Navigating the High School Math Maze
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Law of Cosines: How to Use & Practice Examples
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Law of Sines: How to Use & Practice Examples
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Incorporating RealWorld Lessons into the Classroom
Incorporating real world lessons into the classroom helps students connect what they’re learning to “real life” and introduces them to skills they’ll need as adults. This practice can take two approaches: With each lesson plan you can explain how the principle is used in everyday life You can create lesson plans specifically around real life skills related to the subject ...
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There was a time when Chemistry was kind Lewis dots formed bonds With their orbitals aligning! There was a time… Then it all went wrong. We all dreamed a dream, in time gone by… when atoms only needed eight electrons in their outer shell. If you put them together with other atoms, the molecules were stable. Simple. Pristine. Like the ...
Read More »Periodic Table of Elements
Even though it’s often presented in bright colors and shiny posters, the periodic table is more like a mysterious map to the natural world, unlocking its secrets and uncovering its patterns for those who know how to look. There’s nothing else quite like it–it organizes the building blocks of every substance on earth, the chemical elements, and arranges them according ...
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