ChemMatters Teacher's Guides

February 2015 Teacher's Guides

Teacher's Guides for Entire Issue

Teacher's Guides - February 2015 issue

Teacher's Guides By Article

ChemDemos Demystified
Demystifying ChemDemos whose explanations are wrong or inaccurate

From Liquid to Foam: How Egg Whites Change Texture
Why is beating egg whites into a stiff foam so difficult to do?

Fermentable Foods: Trouble in Your Diet
Learn about a food-related condition called FODMAP intolerance

3D Printers: The Next Print Revolution
Learn how 3D printers work and how they are transforming many people's lives

Air Travel: Separating Fact from Fiction
We provide answers to some common questions related to air travel

Using the ChemMatters Teacher's Guide in the Classroom

Give students an opportunity to earn extra credit

Assign the “Student Questions” found in the Teacher’s Guide from each edition as extra credit. Or consider giving students the opportunity to write their own ChemMatters article by explaining the chemistry concepts behind an everyday activity or product. Or allow students to read a ChemMatters article and ask them to develop a presentation for the entire class in which they explain the chemistry involved in the article.

Assign ChemMatters as a homework assignment

Use the questions found in the Teacher’s Guide from each issue as the basis for a homework assignment that requires students to read the article and respond to it.

Use ChemMatters as a key component of an emergency lesson plan

With sample questions and background information available in the ChemMatters Teacher's Guides, having an emergency lesson plan couldn’t be easier! Use the related ChemMatters article as the basis for instruction and background information as supplementary teaching material, and then have students answer the “Student Questions” in class.