SLiThErs - Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable

A collection of all of the IONiC VIPEr SLiThErs (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). These events are short presentations on a topic followed by a period of discussion between the presenter and live participants. Each of these events is recorded and posted to the IONiC VIPEr YouTube Channel.

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Thu, 12/17/2020 - 14:18

Introduction to Strong and Weak Acid Ionization

Submitted by Sheri Lense / University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on Tue, 12/19/2023 - 17:09
Description

This is an in-class activity that introduces students to the concepts of ionization of strong and weak acids in aqueous solutions and equilibrium constants for acid ionization using two of the domains in Johnstone's triangle of chemistry knowledge, submicroscopic particle level illustrations and symbolic representations.

 

SLiThEr #42: Our Favorite Labs

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 11/17/2022 - 08:29
Description

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?"

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.

The Potential and Cost of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Submitted by Michael Drummond / Saint Mary's College on Thu, 08/04/2022 - 14:19
Description

These slides were originally developed as a part of an Earth Week presentation for a general audience, but can also be used as part of a general chemistry course or any course with electrochemistry. They provide a modern context and relevance to how lithium-ion batteries are produced and function. 

VIPEr Fellows 2022 Workshop Favorites

Submitted by Barbara Reisner / James Madison University on Sun, 06/26/2022 - 14:31

The second cohort of VIPEr fellows pulled together learning objects that they've used and liked or want to try the next time they teach their inorganic courses.

What is the pKa of water (and why do some textbooks get it wrong)?

Submitted by Joanne Stewart / Hope College on Thu, 03/31/2022 - 17:07
Description

This LibreTexts module by Dr. Tom Neils and Dr. Stephanie Schaertel provides a clear and thorough explanation of why some biochemistry and organic chemistry textbooks get the pKa of water wrong. The pKa of water at 25 ºC is 14.0 and not 15.7. This module describes the derivation of the correct value and describes why the value of 15.7 should not be used.