Handy links for teachers

Though I typically don’t like links pages (mainly because they’re a pain to maintain), there are some sites out there that really make teaching a lot easier (as well as being good resources for your students).  If you’ve got a few minutes, you might want to have a look.

  • Chemistry Calculators:  This site contains a wide variety of calculators for nearly any mathematical chemistry problem you can think of.  Not only will this help you to check your work on quizzes and tests, but it can also provide your students with a way to check their work to see if they’re doing things right.
  • Periodic Videos:  A YouTube channel which features some guy with white hair who posts cool chemistry things on a pretty regular basis.  If you’re looking for some interesting science facts or want to talk about some real-life chemistry, this is a great place to find it.
  • Crash Course Chemistry:  It’s condescending to our students to show most science videos, because they assume students can’t learn chemistry without flashy lights and noises.  The videos in this series do a great job of explaining all of basic chemistry in an interesting way without talking down to the kids.  Highly recommended for classroom videos.
  • mrknuffke.net – For Colleagues page:  Though the name of the site isn’t as fancy as mine, the resource he’s put up for both biology and chemistry are top-notch and easy to use.  Also check out his Chemistry Course Wiki for more chemistry goodness and his blog for powerful insights about teaching.

If you know of other great sites, let me know and I’ll include them too!


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Though all of the content I host on this site are available for your use via CC BY-NC 4.0 license, links to outside sites have their own copyright policies that should be adhered to. For information about reuse, please contact the creator of that content for permission to use their content.

For those of you who still cite scientific works using incorrect methods (i.e. APA, MLA, and so forth), this page was posted on January 23, 2015 by Ian Guch.  However, if you’d like to use the correct format for citing scientific works, make the switch over to ACS format, where you don’t need to worry about this.


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