Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions is an introductory chemistry course consisting of 13 units of online text, 13 half-hour videos, three interactive labs, and a professional development guide. The target audiences are high school and college students, as well as teachers who want to learn more about cutting-edge applications of chemistry—including energy and the environment, biotechnology, and material science.
Videos are enriched with chemistry demonstrations by Dan Rosenberg of the Harvard University Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations Department. "Demo Dan" doesn't just make things go "Boom!"—his segments clearly connect key chemical concepts. Dan not only does things you don't want to do at home but makes chemistry come alive for beginning students.
Interactive labs engage learners in applications of chemistry to real-life problems. The Running Lab explores biochemical pathways in the human body and lets users see the chemical changes as runners train for a race. The Haber process interactive gives learners the keys to a chemical plant and challenges them to operate it profitably by applying chemistry concepts to a real-world problem. A third interactive, Chemistry Timeline, is a useful roadmap to the development of modern chemistry.