Linkage Photoisomerization of SO2 Bound to Osmium
Description

In this literature discussion, students are asked to explore the chemistry behind a eta-1 to eta-2 linkage photoisomer of sulfur dioxide bound to pentammine osmium. There are questions that tie to chemical structure and the nature of the two bonding modes of the ligand as well as an examination of the spectroscopic properties of the complex in the solid state. Two of the questions ask students to draw some conclusions based on their knowledge of periodic trends and the sigma donor ability of ligands.

Nicole Crowder / University of Mary Washington Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:34

Presenting Results as a Research Brief

Submitted by Meghan / Indiana University on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:13
Description

The activity allows students to present the results and analysis of a lab experiment in the form a research brief.  Students have the option to create a written brief or record themselves giving the brief as a PowerPoint presentation.

Green Chemistry and Redox Flow Batteries

Submitted by Abby O'Connor / The College of New Jersey on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:56
Description

This paper in Chemical Science written by Ellen Matson and co-workers describes a structure function approach to improving the properties of non-aqueous redox flow batteries based upon polyoxovanadate-alkoxides (POV-alkoxides). Given the importance of battery technology on society and sustainable chemistry, this article allows students to engage with a paper that could have broad implications in society.

SLiThEr #13: Making Chemistry Worthwhile for the Non-Chemist

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:21
Description

This is the link to the 13th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Meghan Porter and Hosted by Chip Nataro. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

This particular roundtable focused on a reimagination of chemistry lab courses in the Age Of COVID and how to make chemistry relevant to non-chemists.

The links to the other SLiThErs can be found in the SLiThEr Collection: 

SLiThEr #12: Symmetry @ Otterbein

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:16
Description

This is the link to the 12th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Dean Johnston and Hosted by Chip Nataro. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

This particular roundtable was presented by Dean Johnston from the Otterbein website focusing on how the Otterbein website can be used in numerous courses for teaching symmetry.

The links to the other SLiThErs can be found in the SLiThEr Collection: 

SLiThEr #11: Applying Green Chemistry to Inorganic Labs

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:08
Description

This is the link to the 11th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by John De Backere and Natalie O'Neil from Beyond Benign and Hosted by Kyle Grice. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

This particular roundtable focused on the application of green chemistry principles in the inorganic labs presented by representatives from Beyond Benign.

The links to the other SLiThErs can be found in the SLiThEr Collection: 

SLiThEr #10: IONiC-VIPEr: Introduction and Recent Website Improvements

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:03
Description

This is the link to the tenth SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Hilary Eppley and Hosted by Chip Nataro. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

This particular roundtable focused on introducing and highlighting improvements to the VIPEr website.

The links to the other SLiThErs can be found in the SLiThEr Collection: 

SLiThEr #9: Perspectives on Chemistry Education from an Online Competency-based University

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 11:55
Description

This is the link to the ninth SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Kathleen Field and Hosted by Kyle Grice. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

This particular roundtable focused on a different model of instruction. Kathleen also shared a wealth of resources that help her teach students asynchronously in an online environment.

The links to the other SLiThErs can be found in the SLiThEr Collection: 

SLiThEr #8: Alternative Grading Systems to Support Student Learning

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 11:47
Description

This is the link to the eighth SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Santiago Toledo and Hosted by Chip Nataro. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

SLiThEr #6: Facilitating Group Work Online

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 15:36
Description

This is the 6th SLiThEr (SLiThErs - Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). It was hosted by Dr. Joanne Stewart from Hope College. She discussed how to do effective group work in an online environment. This information is very useful for any class at any level and we highly recommend checking it out. Dr. Stewart also has an LO on effective group work that has been updated for online group work.