In an effort to provide helpful info to instructors and students, we've put together some resources that we hope will be of value. This page will be updated as we continue to come across fun and useful videos, labs and other bits of info!
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Organic Chemistry student? We know how challenging these courses can be and found a great site that offers tips on drawing reactions, study tips, and best practices from students that aced their courses! Check out http://www.masterorganicchemistry.com.
A very cool website, Spongelab.com offers some fantastic learning games and science resources. Our favorite is Build-A-Body, a drag and drop game where players are tasked with assembling an organ system from a set of organs. Players may then attempt case studies where a functional problem with a system must be linked to the organ affected. Free to anyone - check it out!
Are you an Organic Chemistry instructor or student? Drawing benzene rings and chair configurations driving you crazy? Check out Chemplate Company for this unique stencil tool to assist you in keeping molecule drawings tidy! Hayden-McNeil now offers the Chemplates at our online store - the perfect complement to our Organic Chemistry lab notebooks. If you are interested in purchasing these items for your lab or classroom, please contact us for a quote.
And speaking of O Chem, check out this awesome youtube channel, Chemistry Kicks Acid, for entertaining labs!
Another great site for O Chem is Organic Chemistry Notes - not free but there are some bits on the site that you can download at no charge. UCLA prof Steve Hardinger (an HM author, too!) has provided this great site for students' use: http://www.chem.ucla.edu/harding/notes/notes.html.
Courtesy of one of our custom lab manual authors, we've provided some great examples of scientific writing in these prelab and postlab reports! Copyright © 2013 by the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico.
Are the new AP Biology curriculum changes keeping you busy? AP Central offers the Twelve AP Biology Labs in one convenient spot. Or visit Lesson Plans Inc. for activities, worksheets, projects and more. And if your students are really brainy (we hope they all are, of course!), check out MIT's free online course materials.
Involved in science fairs? Trying to think of the coolest project ever? Science Buddies, a non-profit dedicated to K-12 science education, is the ultimate resource! Connect to an expert, buy a science fair project kit, or explore career options - a great tool for both students and teachers.
Here's a great resource for classroom labs - perfect for teachers interested in keeping students engaged! Labs include teacher notes and worksheets.
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