Title: Density - Introducing a Free Online Resource for Middle School Chemistry
Target grades: 5-8
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Note: The formal program will now begin at 6:30. Training for new users will start at 6:15.
Presenter: James Kessler
This web seminar introduces teachers to the free online middle school chemistry resource, middleschoolchemistry.com from the American Chemical Society. During this web seminar on density, presenters will demonstrate activities and animations from the resource and discuss with participating teachers how the activities and animations can be used with students in the classroom. All of the activities in middleschoolchemistry.com are safe and use inexpensive commonly available materials.
The web seminar has three main goals:
This web seminar is the third in a series of six which cover each of the six chapters in middleschoolchemistry.com.
The activities in this Chapter 3 web seminar build on a basic understanding of the particle nature of solids and liquids from Chapters 1 and 2 and focus on basic questions about density:
The web seminar features activities, animations, and molecular model drawings to investigate and help answer these questions at the level of atoms and molecules so that students understand the concept of density in a deeper way.