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The ChemCollective has a variety of pre-made activities ready for you to use in your class. Activities are one of six types:

  • Virtual Lab Problems, which use a flexible simulation of a wet chemistry lab
  • Tutorials, which combine movies and text with interactive problems that serve as worked examples explaining stoichiometry, equilibrium and acid/base chemistry.
  • Real-World Scenarios, wherein students apply chemistry concepts in a real-world situation
  • Concept Tests, brief questions for use during class to see quickly how well students are getting a sense of the material
  • Simulations, which can be used for demonstrations, exploratory learning, or homework supplements
  • Course Modules, developed with the Open Learning Initiative at CMU, these online modules provide comprehensive online instruction including videos, virtual lab activities, practice tutors and assessment materials with the ability for instructors to track student progress. Available courses include stoichiometry and a second semester chemistry video course.

We believe that the best route to quality online resources is to involve instructors in all stages of activity development. Our goal is to support collective development, assessment and use of a wide variety of interactive resources for chemistry education.

We invite instructors to participate by:

  • Sharing feedback and experiences with the activities. This is a great way to contribute to the community and find collaborators.
  • Modifying existing activities to fit different audiences or creating entirely new activities.
  • Participating in discussions on education reform, which we will be hosting in the near future. Please contact us if you are interested in shaping these discussions.
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