National ACS Award Winners 2022 LO Collection

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Sat, 03/12/2022 - 07:01

This collection of learning objects was created to celebrate the National ACS Award Winners 2022 who are members of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. The list of award winners is shown below. 

A Thousand Manipulatable Inorganic Electron-Counting Problems from Crystallography

One thousand interactive organometallic and coordination complexes have been selected and prepared for practice and discovery in electron counting problems. The structures can be displayed and manipulated without requiring software installation using a web browser with JavaScript and JSmol.

George Lisensky / Beloit College Wed, 03/01/2023 - 14:40
SLiThEr #45 on Teaching f-block Chemistry

Patrick Barber (The University of West Florida) demonstrates strategies to teach f-block chemistry to undergraduates.

Kari Stone / Lewis University Wed, 02/15/2023 - 13:22
SLiThEr #44: What I learned at PEER

Dr. Black shares what she learned at a workshop on Discipline-Based Education Research! 

Here's the video:

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Tue, 01/31/2023 - 21:40
Building Heteronuclear Diatomic MOs

A guided inquiry activity for students to build the MO diagram for HF based on energetic and symmetry considerations.  Students then compare their model to a standard MO diagram and examine what additional information a MO diagram conveys that the Lewis structure does not.

Andrea V / Chicago State University Thu, 01/26/2023 - 14:53
Phosphate Reduction by Mechanochemistry (Cummins)

This Literature Discussion LO was created for the ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award Winners. Dr. Kit Cummins was the recipient of the 2023 Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry. This LO is based on a recent paper from the group of Dr. Cummins, entitled "Sustainable Production of Reduced Phosphorus Compounds: Mechanochemical Hydride Phosphorylation Using Condensed Phosphates as a Route to Phosphite", published in ACS Central Science20228, 332-339.

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Fri, 01/13/2023 - 11:15
SLiThEr #43: A bridge to specifications grading

Have you heard about alternate grading systems such as specifications (specs) grading, but don't think you have the time or energy to remake a whole curriculum? Come hear about a hybrid-points-specs grading system! The hybrid system does not require a complete course redesign, but still integrates standards-based grading practices that promote mastery of material and make grading easier. Implementation and outcomes in general chemistry and inorganic chemistry classes is discussed. 

Kari Stone / Lewis University Mon, 12/05/2022 - 13:06
SLiThEr #41: Peer Review in the Classroom

Dr. Rebecca Jones from Geoge Mason University presented and led a discussion on peer review in chemistry. The Youtube Video is shown below and linked as well. 

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:57
SLiThEr #42: Our Favorite Labs

Chip Nataro (Lafayette College) hosts a live discussion covering the favorite labs that people teach. The discussion somewhat evolved into a conversation on "so, you are teaching inorganic lab for the first time...what do you do?"

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Thu, 11/17/2022 - 08:29