By Adrian Dingle
How did the Flint water crisis happen, and what was done to make the city’s water safer to drink again?
ChemMatters is an award-winning high school chemistry magazine that demystifies the chemistry at work in our everyday lives. Each issue includes a complimentary Teacher’s Guide containing background information, hands-on activities, classroom demonstrations, and other resources to facilitate student comprehension.
The Best of ChemMatters: Connecting Science and Literacy helps high school science teachers to connect STEM content, scientific literacy, and reading comprehension.
After you have introduced a new concept in the classroom, use an article from ChemMatters to illustrate how it relates to students' everyday lives. Or consider engaging students with an article from ChemMatters and working backward to develop the chemistry concept(s) in your lesson plan.
ChemMatters Teacher's Guides include sample questions, reading strategies, background information on article topics, and connections to chemistry concepts and science standards. Available with each issue, the guides provide teachers with extensive information on feature articles along with tools for buiding lesson plans and broadening knowledge about chemistry.
By Gary Katz
The basic chemical elements can be displayed not only in the form of a table—called the periodic table—but also in the form of a spiral, a galaxy, and stacked-up cylinders