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Quantum® Teacher Connection Online Newsletter

Issue 18: "Soapy Kinetics" A Classroom Demonstration

Issue 17: "Aladdin's Lamp" Demonstration

Issue 16: Solubility Pyramid

Issue 15: Underwater Fireflies - Light Display Produced as Gas Bubbles Collide Underwater

Issue 14: Alka-Seltzer Reveals Gas Solubility and Reaction Rate

Issue 13: Burning-Hot Demonstration of Surface Area

Issue 12: Discussion Point: Can a computer program tutor a struggling student as well as a human teacher?

Issue 11: Winter Fun in a Bottle Experiment

Issue 10: Cookin' with Sugar Experiment

Issue 9: Shrinking Liquid Experiment

Issue 8: Chemical Refrigerator Experiment

Issue 7: Silver Mirror Test Tube Experiment

Issue 6: Catalyst Demonstration

Issue 5: Using an Overhead Projector to Conduct Lab Experiments and Applying Mathematics to Chemical Formulas.

Issue 4: Scientific Notation, Using Natural Events/Disasters to Teach Science, and Teaching Linear Equations.

Issue 3: Mathematics: Building Blocks for Chemistry, Teaching Ratio and Proportion: More Than Cross-Multiply and Divide, Lab Safety Agreement: Protecting Students and Teachers.

Issue 2: The Periodic Table, Elements, and Using Models to Introduce New Concepts.

Issue 1: The Mole Concept, Precision vs. Accuracy, and Teaching Estimation.

Using Disaster to Teach Science - An Event-Based Science® Activity Using Quantum® Artificial Intelligence Tutors
Subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physical Science
Grade Levels: Middle School - High School

Oil spills, forest fires, tornados, toxic leaks...there are incredible, dramatic events in the newspaper everyday to help us teach science concepts. The challenge is finding creative ways to hold the interest and excitement of students beyond the sensationalism of these events. Using Quantum's Artificial Intelligence Chemistry and Mathematics Tutors, we'll show you how to relate real-world concepts back to important problem solving skills such as ratio and proportion, balancing chemical equations, stoichiometry and more. (PDF)[more]

Event-Based Science activities that can be used with Quantum® or as stand-alone learning exercises include:

Combustion - A real-world Equation Balancing activity

Metric Units - A real-world Metric System activity

Death on the Road - A real-world Percentage activity

Cosmic Distances - A real-world Scientific Notation activity

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