Things to do on the first day of inorganic class!

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 08/11/2022 - 13:58

This is a collection that will help when you are deciding how to introduce inorganic chemistry and/or assess prior knowledge in your inorganic class on the first day.

RSC Transition Metal Games
Description

RSC has a series of chemistry games that can be downloaded from their website. The link here is specifically for games related to transition metals. There are three games (a Jeopardy! style game, a Password-style game and a Taboo-style game).  The game formats could easily be adapted to other content. You may need to sign up for a free instructor account to access the resources.

Amanda Reig / Ursinus College Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:48
Fluorine Azide and Fluorine Nitrate: Structure and Bonding
Description

This literature discussion was written for a foundation-level inorganic chemistry course to accompany the material on Lewis structures. It utilizes a communication-length article on fluorine azide and fluorine nitrate. The assignment is divided into two parts: a set of questions for students to answer BEFORE they read the communication and then a set of questions that they answer after reading the article.

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:23

Games Throughout the Inorganic Chemistry Curriculum

Submitted by Brad Wile / Ohio Northern University on Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:59

This collection includes several games and activities suitable for instructional use in the classroom or laboratory. In a recent Inorganic Chemistry editorial, Zachary Thammavongsy and Madalyn Radlauer describe the use of educational games as a tool for active learning. The full article may be found at https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c02544

You are encouraged to explore the items below, and use them as is (or with modifications) in your classroom or laboratory. Have fun!

1 Slide: building better presentations

Submitted by James F. Dunne / Central College on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 14:54
Description

The activity is designed to give students practice and formative feedback in building and delivering professional presentations. After discussing a literature paper in class, students create one slide presenting a major point or idea from the paper.  Students then present their slide briefly (5 min), and the entire class critiques the slide and presentation with two guiding questions: What was done well?  What could have been better?

Inorganic Chemistry
Description

Syllabus for Inorganic Chemistry lecture taught in Spring 2022.

Briana Aguila / Francis Marion University Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:20

Exploring a non-traditional path in STEM: Dr. Vincent Lavallo

Submitted by Sergio Lovera / University of California, Riverside on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:17
Description

The slides are geared for students at any level of chemistry. The objective is to give an example of a scholar who followed a non-traditional path to becoming a professor, working while taking classes, taking more time to graduate, and becoming an accomplished researcher. An activity based on obtaining information from a group website is attached at the end of the slides. The hope is to have students obtain information relevant to a certain PI and hopefully will help them make future choices.