Chemical education is an active area of research within both the disciplines of chemistry and education, focusing on learning and teaching of chemistry in schools, colleges and universities, with the goals of understanding how students learn chemistry, how best to teach chemistry. Whether you are a chemistry student, educator or just have a general interest in the subject, you have come to the right place. Here are included selected resources related to chemical education.
A General Chemistry Project of the ACS
The American Chemical Society has launched an activities-based, student-centered approach to the general chemistry course, a textbook covering all the traditional general chemistry topics but arranged in a molecular context appropriate for biology, environmental and engineering students.
ACS Division of Chemical Education
ACS Division of Chemical Education provides a common ground for teachers and students of chemistry to examine chemical education in its broadest sense. DivCHED serves as a means of focusing and enhancing the interests and efforts of all constituencies involved in the teaching and learning of chemistry at every level.
Amino acids guide
This website will help you find the information about the amino acids: advantages, properties, structures, classification and history of discovery. 3D models of amino acids are also available.
Chem4Kids is a site designed to teach the fundamentals of chemistry to anyone. Learn about matter, elements, and where you'll find them in the world around you. Also learn about atoms, math, chemistry tricks, and more. It's meant for beginners, so students and teachers should find useful subject material inside.
The aim of this website is to help students refine their skills needed for success in chemistry. Teachers can create classes for their students to enroll in and then collect assessment data in the form of scores.
Designed to help students understand concepts of chemistry. Contains information that is both relevant to the higher and advanced higher courses. Topics include Atomic Structure and Bonding, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Organic Reaction Mechanisms, , and Chemistry Calculations.
Chemical Educational Foundation
The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) is a national non-profit organization that promotes the importance of chemistry, chemicals, and chemical safety awareness education. Created by the National Association of Chemical Distributors, CEF provides communities with programs and publications that educate on the benefits of chemicals and chemistry education. These programs include a fun chemistry kit for grades K-8, a chemistry competition, and consumer bulletins.
Chemistry PowerPoint Lessons and Resources
Hundreds of files for download: PowerPoint presentations and PDF labs, notes, and worksheets. Most topics from high school chemistry are represented, including atomic structure, bonding, equilibrium calculations, gas laws, nomenclature, organic chemistry, stoichiometry, etc.
A collection of materials by David Wilner: "Basic chemistry help is available here for high school or college students. Chemtutor begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the most difficult phases of understanding your first course in chemistry. Chemtutor is not necessarily a complete text for your course or a complete outline, but we are proud to offer some insightful help in the parts of primary chemistry that have been, from our experience, the hardest for students to grasp."
The ChemWiki project is a new approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written partly by students and partly by faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplement or supplant conventional paper-based books.
The ChemWiki Core is comprised of a collection of pages organized around a chemistry sub topic: Analytical, Inorganic, Physical, Organic, Computational and Biological.
Journal of Chemical Education
The Journal of Chemical Education is the journal of the Division of Chemical Education, Inc. of the American Chemical Society. Published continuously since 1924, JCE is the world's premier chemical education journal. It mission is to help chemistry teachers stay current with research advances as well as share new ideas in teaching methodologies and course organization. A multimedia publisher, JCE welcomes materials in print, software, video, and other digital formats.
Molecular Modelling for Organic Chemistry
Course of eight lectures and lecture-demonstrations which aim to introduce in a simple way the hierarchy of computational modelling methods used as standard tools by organic chemists for searching for, rationalizing and predicting structure and reactivity of organic, bio-organic and organometallic molecules.
The objective of this site is to help undergraduates understand the basics of organic chemistry. It is intended not to replace but to supplement the textbook - not a specific one but any. Ochempal is basically an A-to-Z guide to the vocabulary of organic chemistry presented in a simple, succinct manner attractive to undergraduates.
The Center for Professional Advancement
Providing high-quality continuing professional education to industry and government worldwide for 40 years. Over 450 training courses in 19 applied industrial technologies including: analytical training, pharmaceutical training, biotechnology training, chemical engineering training, and medical
device training as well as regulatory compliance training: GMP training, GLP training & GCP training.
The site consists of learning activities, workshops and discussions of teaching and learning chemistry. The activities include virtual laboratory problems, real-world scenarios, concept tests and simulations. Students can run the Virtual Lab and download or run the activities on the site. Help on how to use the site and links to related projects are provided.
See also: Journal of Synthetic Communications - starting points for locating physical properties information.