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From: Jeff Bulgrin (jbulgrin@stvm.com)
Date: Wed Mar 05 2003 - 15:42:02 EST

Thank you Ray Suzor for the ideas! Unfortunately, I haven't been able to
watch any of the videos - do you have some suggestions as to where I can
find chemistry "magic" tricks of the type you use?

Thanks again

Jeff Bulgrin

----- Original Message -----
From: "r. suzor" <raysuzor@attbi.com>
To: "channel-talkchemistry@learner.org"
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 7:25 PM
Subject: [Channel-talkchemistry] Re: starting the year

> In response to Jeff Bulgrin's question on how to start the year, I feel
> most all chem texts lead off with the boring stuff like measurement and
> scientific method or defining chemistry; yet the kids at the beginning of
> the school year are psyched up for something new and challenging [but not
> too challenging]. After experimenting with a variety of topics and
> techniques for 39 years, I find that by starting on day one with magic
> tricks that introduce chemical compounds and reactions we can go right
> writing formulas and balancing equations which is the most interesting
> of chem for kids. The first few labs can deal with formulas and reactions
> and some of the most spectacular demonstrations [magic tricks] can be
> repeated later in the course [to their delight] with a more in-depth
> explanation. This might mean you start with chapter 5, but so what... you
> can come back to visit measurement and sci. method when it is actually
> Ray Suzor
> Veteran Chem Teacher @ Longmeadow, MA
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