Sessions by Strand

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STEM: Cross Curricular, Tehnology
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Session titles are listed by strand in alphabetical order, only the lead presenter is listed at this time.  Note that some presentations might fall under multiple strands, but may only be listed once.    Limited Capacity  sessions are listed below.  You will be able to sign up in advance for these sessions in order to secure a spot, once capacity has been reached for that session, the session will be full.  Sign up will begin shortly after the schedule of sessions is published - you will be able to find that on the program tab.


STEM: Cross curricular, technology

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All Flowers Need a STEM • Danielle Moore

Chemical Bonding and "Rainworks" Sidewalk Art • Holly Garcia

Chemistry Technology Toolkit • Stacey Hamamura

The Science of the Scientific Revolution: A cross-curricular project w/English & World History • Chris Cassidy

Online Scenario-Based Chemistry Activities for High School Chemistry • David Yaron
Water, Water Everywhere • Michelle Kramer

"We Get to Cook Today!?" Teaching Chemistry Concepts Through the Lens of Cooking & Food Science • Jenna McClanahan


K-8 Chemistry

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ACS K-5 Classroom Activities from Inquiry in Action • James Kessler

ACS Middle School 1: Particles of a Liquid and Changes of State • James Kessler

ACS Middle School 2: The Water Molecule and Dissolving • James Kessler

ACS Middle School 3: Chemical Reactions – Breaking and Making Bonds • James Kessler

ACS Middle School 4: Chemical Reactions – Ocean Acidification • James Kessler

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Grades 3-5: Three-Dimensional Investigations that Integrate Literacy & Mathematics • Victor Sampson

Chocolate Hot Spots • Diana Mason

Cold Finger Distillation • Diana Mason

Construction of a Simple Device to Measure Kinetic Data in the Coke and Mentos Experiment • Tom Kuntzleman

"Cool" Chemical Engineering Challenge • Katie Kralik

Elementary & Middle School Chemistry: Demonstrations and Lab Activities on a Shoestring Budget • Kimberly Duncan

Elementary Rural Outreach Chemistry For Kids (R.O.C.K.): We Will ROCK You! • Rose Clark  Limited Capacity 

Essential Elements for Teaching Hands-on Science in Your K-8 Classroom - A You Be The Chemist Essential Elements Workshop • Kate Nagle

Exploring the Photochemistry of Inexpensive UV Beads • Russ Blair

Fostering Community Appreciation of Science In & Out of the Classroom • Bassam Shakhashiri

How is that again?: Discrepant Events Demonstrations • Andy Cherkas

Laying the Foundations for Chemical Thought in the Elementary Classroom • Liz Velikonja

Making Students' Thinking Visible • Becky Swiontek

Microscopic Mycelium: Growing Sustainable Solutions • Cassandra Knutson

Paper Science for K-8 • Sally Mitchell   Limited Capacity 

Polymers: Teaching Science and Math Concepts with Gooey Labs • Debbie Goodwin

Rural Outreach Chemistry For Kids (R.O.C.K.): We Will ROCK You! • Edward Zovinka   Limited Capacity 

Safe and Engaging demos for the K-8 teacher • Greta Glugoski-Sharp

Solids - The "Neglected" State of Chemistry • Debbie Goodwin

STEM and Polymers an Everyday Experience • Robert Wesolowski

Storytelling for Chemistry Education and Public Engagement • John O'Donoghue

Teaching Chemistry with SOLE • Kristin Gregory

Teaching Elementary School Science Using Children's Literature • Barbara Manner

Teaching Science with Toys • Karen Levitt



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A Few of My Favorite Things • Tanya Katovich

ACS 1: Relating Structure & Properties: Exploring the Nature & Properties of Ionic & Covalent Compounds – Composition, State and Conductivity • Kimberly Duncan

ACS 2: Relating Structure & Properties: Constructing Science Ideas about Ionic Bond Strength – Solubility & Melting Point • Kimberly Duncan 

ACS 3: Interparticle Forces in Covalent Compounds—Melting Point, Viscosity, & Vapor Pressure • Kimberly Duncan

ACS/AACT Science Coaches Outreach Initiative • Kevin Kopack

After 48 years of teaching, I still don't know what I'm doing, but here's what I learned along the way • Ken Lyle

Attaining the Straight "A" Class in Chemistry • Andy Cherkas

Building a Periodic Table Unit Plan Using AACT Resources • Heather Weck

Chem Games and Manipulatives for Formative Assessment • Juleen Jenkins-Whall

Chemistry & Pop Culture: Frankenstein, Black Panther & Vibranium • Sibrina Collins

Creating Interactive Videos with Edpuzzle & Screencastify • Tina Sabatello

Cross-cutting tools to help students develop a holistic view of energy • Janelle Hollingshead

Differentiating Instruction w/Google Forms • Amy Roediger

Edpuzzle: Interactive Video Tool • Jodi Hansen

Engaging Reviews • Jamie Flint

Engaging Students with Chemistry Games • Edward Wang (PlayMada Games)

Enhancing student situational engagement via a professional development program in chemistry teacher education: A case study from Finland • Ari Myllyviita

Enlightening Chemistry: Tools for Teaching Chemistry to Blind & Visually Impaired Students • Julee Isenhower

Examining the Gimli Glider Incident: An Introductory Unit in Data Representation & Analysis • Laura Dubnicka

Filling the Gap: Increasing enrollment of underrepresented students in honors & AP science classes • Polly Foley

Flipped and Active Chemistry • Eric Pantano

Game-Based Learning in Chemistry • Edward Wang (PlayMada Games)

Google Drawings for the Chemistry Classroom • Tina Sabatello

Google Forms : Autograded Quizzes with Feedback & Differentiation • Tina Sabatello

Gowin’s Vee: Reworking an “old” lab organizer for the new NGSS Practices • Sue Klemmer

How to Get the Most Out of Your Demo • Liz Velikonja

How Video Making Can Make Complex Chemical Processes Understandable • Margaret Hoeger

IFE, Not ICE, Tables • Phil Culcasi

Introduction to POGIL • Kristen Drury 

Inquiry-Based Learning in Senior Chemistry w/Minor Tweaks in Your Lesson • Bluky Ng

Integrating Modern Technology into Learning Management Systems • Patrick Madigan

It's All Fun & Games in HIgh School Chemistry • Elaine Kollar

Keeping New Science Teachers Alive • Ronald Ulrich

Key Elements of the Learning Assistant Model • Andrea Van Duzor 

Level-Up: Game-based Learning and Gamification in Chemistry • Tracy Wazenegger 

Making Chemistry Visible w/Magnets • Doug Ragan 

Making Thinking Visible • Caleb Evans 

Meeting Chemistry's Particular Needs w/Nearpod • Amy Roediger 

Modeling Chemistry: Cut, Paste and Fold • Corinne Fish

Modeling Energy in Chemistry • Chad Bridle

Modeling Equilibrium: an Experiential Approach • Melissa Rathier

My Molecule – Spectroscopy and Model • Christine Hermann

Incorporating Non-Majority Chemists Into the High School Curriculum • Daniel Radoff

NGSS Chemistry for all learners • Anjana Iyer 

NGSS in "Practice": Aligned Labs & Activities to incorporate into your Acids & Bases Unit • Julia Komrska 

Online Master’s in Chemistry Education: Reported Impacts on Teachers’ Practices • Sarah Boesdorfer 

Open Learning Initiative General Chemistry Courseware • David Yaron 

Particulate drawings and manipulatives • Alice Putti 

Particle Pictures that help bring Math Problems in Chemistry Alive! • Janelle Hollingshead

Photoelectron Spectroscopy in an Honors Chemistry Class • Heidi Park 

Sharks & Turtles: Models of Dynamic Equilibria • Steve Sogo 

STEAM Ahead • Andy Cherkas 

STEM Education for Social Justice • Dana Hsi

Stoichiometry Exploration: Baby Bottle Boat Challenge • Melanie Shedd 

Storytelling for Chemistry Education and Public Engagement • John O'Donoghue

Student Driven Rich Post Lab Discussions (using white boards & density labs) • Janelle Hollingshead

Teaching Chemistry with SOLE • Kristin Gregory

Teaching the modern metric system using sound mathematical principles • Sally Mitchell

Tech Talks: Creating an Interactive Classroom • Tina Sabatello

Thinking Small: An Inquiry-based Curriculum for Particulate-level Chemistry • Chad Bridle

Using LEGO's to understand ionic reactions and stoichiometry • Anne Schmidt

What exactly is Modeling Chemistry?? • Kim Freudenberg


Green Chemistry

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A Novel Approach Towards STEM Education: innovative cross curricular technology in green chemistry • Mani Omprakash Srivastava

"Global" Chemistry & the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals • Eric Bahaveolos-Wolf

It’s a Gas: Making the Invisible Visible! • Erika Check

Molecular Gastronomy and Green Chemistry Education • Frederico Anderson Passos Schoene

Teaching Toxicology Using the Poison Squad and The Poisoner's Handbook • James Goll

The Greener, Quicker Copper Cycle Lab Jim Burdick


5 Favorite Phase Change/Triple Point Demos • Eric Knispel

Active and Discovery Learning Using Open Spectrometry • Alex Scheeline (Spectroclick)

A Very Cool Investigation • Ryan Schoenborn

Adding T-E-A in Chemistry • Bernoli Baello  Limited Capacity 

An Electrochemistry Lab developed as part of Target Inquiry • Deanna Cullen

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12 • Victor Sampson

Bridging the Gap between the School and the Community through STEM • Maria Maderal   Limited Capacity 

Carbon Chemistry as a High School Elective-Lab Ideas that Fit • Eric Knispel

Challenge Labs • Ben North

Chemistry Break Out Game • Dennis Burkett

Color, Chromatography, and Spectroscopy • Greg Dodd

Connect the Units with one Lab/Demo • Andy Cherkas

Construction of a Simple Device to Measure Kinetic Data in the Coke and Mentos Experiment • Tom Kuntzleman   Limited Capacity 

Copper Etching via 2 Methods: Ferric Chloride & Electrolysis • Eric Bahaveolos-Wolf   Limited Capacity 

Create a Chromatography Quilt! • Susan Morgan

Easy-Bake Chemistry • Jessica Thomulka
Equilibrium and Reaction Quotient Activities • Timothy Sweeney

Eurekaville! - Do you want to have more “Eureka” moments in your classroom? • Yvonne Clifford

Exploring the Photochemistry of Inexpensive UV Beads • Russ Blair

Gases - Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Old, Something New • John Eix

Hands-On Activities to Show that Light Energy is Quantized • Susan Zawacky   Limited Capacity 

How is that again?: Discrepant Events Demonstrations • Andy Cherkas

Hydrogen-powered Soda Bottle Rockets • Steve Sogo

Inquiry Approach to Titrations • Lynda Rupp

Inquiry coffee solution chemistry • Christopher Koutros

Inquiry Problem Based Laboratory Experiments • Jesse Bernstein

Integrating Engineering: Activities, Ideas, and Tips • Sarah Boesdorfer

Keep Calm & Chemistry On: Successful Lab Activities for the New Chemistry Teacher • Felicia Cherry (Carolina Biological)

Keep your hands (and eyes!) on the ions! • Esquivel Danica

Law of Conservation of Mass: How to Teach Science Practices through Content • Ariel Serkin

Mass Spectroscopy Explained with a Straight Forward Demonstration • Stefan Panzilius   Limited Capacity 

Microscale Gas Chemistry Workshop • Bruce Mattson

Microscale Precipitation Reactions in 10-drop Puddles. • Bruce Mattson

Microscopic Mycelium: Growing Sustainable Solutions • Cassandra Knutson   Limited Capacity 

Modeling Energy in Chemistry • Nathan Johnson

Modeling Gas Laws with Graphs and Particle Diagrams • Kim Freudenberg

NGSS Kinetics Redesign for 1st Year High School Chemistry • Katharine Lynch

Particulate activities for teaching chemistry • Alice Putti

Polymer Lab • Mary Coogan

Putt Putting Around: Using putt-putt boats in high school chemistry • Laura Kopff

Replacing Traditional Labs with Greener Alternatives • Cassandra Knutson

Rethinking Approaches to Lab Safety • Jim Burdick

Safe and Engaging Demos for the New Chemistry Teacher • Greta Glugoski-Sharp

Self-Inflating Balloon Challenge • Shelley Dorner

"Simple"y the Best • Bette Bridges

Soap Making: Good for Teaching Basic Concepts and Good for your Community • Sue Klemmer

Target Inquiry - Avogadro's Airbag • Doug Ragan

Target Inquiry Periodic Table Trendsetter • Chad Husting

The Great Bowling Ball Float-Off • Kathleen Holley

The Greener, Quicker Copper Cycle Lab • Jim Burdick

The Science of the Scientific Revolution: A cross-curricular project w/English & World History • Chris Cassidy

Three Quick Heat Capacity Demonstrations • Susan Zawacky

Triple Double • Meg Young

Using Balloons, Balls and other Toys as Models in Chemistry • Mary Coogan

Using Imagination & Movement to Help Students Visualize Chemistry • Katy Dornbos

Using polymers to get the attention of today's learners • Dori Hess

What is the Oxidation Reduction Potential Change of Household H₂O₂ & KMnO₄? • Greg Dodd


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Specialties of Chemistry: Environmental Science, Forensics, Materials Science

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Introduction to Polarized Light Microscopy • Thomas Schaefer   Limited Capacity 

Activities for your Forensic Science Class • Christina Beatty

Biochemistry Students’ Understanding of Protein Structure using Molecular Visualization Software • Anna Szuba

Incorporating Food Chemistry into your curriculum • Sally Mitchell

Industrial Applications of Ink Jet Inks • Lin Zhu

Solids – The Ignored Phase – Materials Science to the Rescue • Edmund Escudero

Using Forensics to Introduce IR Spectroscopy & Molecular Modeling • Joe Golab


College/AP/IB (Beyond 1st Year Chemistry)

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A Few of My Favorite Labs • Steve Sogo

An improvement over VSEPR through student analysis of WebMO computational chemistry results • Melinda Ogden

An Inquiry and Forensic Approach Towards Experimentation • Jesse Bernstein

Anything you can do, we can do smaller! • Bob Worley

AP Chem Big Idea 6 • Jamie Flint

AP Chemistry: Everything you need, and nothing you don't • Adrian Dingle

AP Chemistry Mock Reading • Linda Cummings

Battery Buzz in Your Chemistry Classroom • Diana Kennen

Building Sustainable Solutions: Blackberry Solar Cells • Cassandra Knutson   Limited Capacity 

Chemical Entomology: Signalling Molecules of the Spined Soldier Bug • Charles Abrams

Chemiluminescence Enlightens Kinetics • Robyn Shipley-Gerko

“Chemistry was still not in the picture” - Undergraduate students’ decision to major in chemistry Ibiye Dagogo

Chemistry I've learned while teaching • Scott Milam

College-level labs that can be done in 50 minutes or less • Linda Cummings

Demonstrations for Chemical Equilibrium • Therese Youel

Developing a Biochemistry Course for High School Students • Daniel Radoff

Developing a Chemistry Career Seminar Series • Safia Jilani

Discover the Wavelength • Nüsret Hisim (Vernier)

Driving Forces: Thermodynamics Activities & Experiments • Roxie Allen

Equilibrium and Kinetics in AP Chemistry Using Spectroscopy • Nüsret Hisim (Vernier)

Flip Movies All Grown Up • Bruce Mattson

Food Chemistry Activities • Nüsret Hisim (Vernier)

Food in the Chemistry Classroom • Sunil Malapati   Limited Capacity 

Forensic Chemistry: Poisoned Wine and Mystery Powders • Nüsret Hisim (Vernier)

Gas Laws with Two Sensors or Less • Nüsret Hisim (Vernier)

How to Build Models of Atomic Orbitals • William Deese

Improving your teaching- and their learning- by using the science of learning • Amy Snyder

Increasing Diversity in AP Science Courses • Tina Lulla

Innovation & Expectations of 1st Year College Chemistry • Nancy Peterson

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream • Ken Lyle   Limited Capacity 

Mini Electrolysis of Sodium Sulphate(VI)(aq) and Micro Electrolysis of Copper(II) Chloride(aq) • John Eix

Modeling Instruction in the AP Chemistry Classroom • Phil Culcasi

Particle Interactions: From Observation to Structure • Jenelle Ball

Phlogiston and Combustion • William Deese

POGIL in the AP Chemistry Classroom • Laura Trout

Reflectance Spectroscopy of a Sugar Cookie Baking • Michael Welsh

Replacing the Bohr atomic model with an accessible picture of how atoms and light truly interact • Binyomin Abrams

Skipping Bohr: a modern (math-free) quantum mechanics approach to teaching atomic structure • Binyomin Abrams

Teacher's Toolbox for Lab Safety • Irene Cesa

Teaching Entropy with Fun • Regina Rueffler

Teaching IR and NMR in an advanced chemistry course • Bonnie Bloom

The IB Internal Assessment: Strategic Planning • Stephanie O'Brien

The Secrets of Mixtures • Regina Rueffler

Transition Metal Chemistry is in the Bag • Diana Mason

Transitioning to College Chemistry • Renee Link

Transitioning to College Chemistry: Course Framework for General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry • Renee Link

Transitioning to College Chemistry: In-class activities for General Chemistry • Renee Link

Transitioning to College Chemistry: In-class activities for Organic Chemistry • Renee Link

Transitioning to College Chemistry: Laboratory • Renee Link

Using a Thinking Routine for Greater Understandings of Demos • Margaret Hoeger
What’s in it for you? Chem13News Magazine & Timeline of Elements Project • Jean Hein



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Activities that connect core chemistry ideas with biological phenomena • Becky Matz

Automaticity is the Key to Success • Diana Mason

Building Faculty Support for Assessment in a Multi-Campus System • Lori Wilson

Chemistry Collaboration: Workshop a Lesson • Melanie Shedd

Chemistry is for Everyone: Accommodations and Modifications for Teaching Chemistry • Ariel Serkin

Classroom technology to support inquiry-based small group discussions • Matthew Van Duzor

Differentiate using Google Form Formative Assessments • Melissa Hemling

Ed Puzzle...Flipped Classroom that is Manageable! • Janelle Hollingshead

Escape Boxes: Escaping from an ordinary day in chemistry! • Cindy Protus-Edelstein

Evaluating success in Chemistry based on Tenets of Student Excellence in Science • Jennifer Fore

Flipping Out Over Flipped Learning in Chemistry • Joseph Lamb

Formative Assessment in the NGSS Classroom • Nicole Ray

Formatively Assessing for the Chemistry Classroom • Margaret Hoeger

Instructor Evaluation of Written Responses to Assessment in Chemical Thinking • Michelle Herridge-Bailey

Integrating Literacy and Hands-on Science in the Elementary Classroom Using Technology • Melissa Eaton

Kinesthetic Chemistry: Get your students up and moving • Catherine Zavacki

Making Chemistry Inclusive • Carrie Alexander

Make Chemistry the Best Class of the Day • Sharon Geyer

Mastering Chemistry through formative assessments & different hands-on learning strategies • Peggy Au

Play with Your Students to Build Understanding • Daniella Fisher   Limited Capacity 

Pre-AP Chemistry Preview • Paul Price

Results of the 2019 AP Chemistry Exam • Paul Bonvallet

Red Alert : A Guided-Inquiry Investigation of Reaction Rates • Angela Slater

Standards Based Grading in the Chemistry Classroom • Phil Culcasi

Teachers As Researchers: Implementing Action Research in the Chemistry Classroom • Ryan Johnson

Teaching Chemistry Using Tablet with OneNote • Sherrie Wang

Turning Labs into Assessments in the NGSS Context • Chris Cassidy

Using the Lab Practical to Assess Students • Jennifer Clarke

Using Lab Tests to Demonstrate Mastery a 1st Year Chemistry Class w/an Emphasis on Acids & Bases • Nicole Williams

What Happens When Your Students Make the Lab Safety Video • Katie Wibby



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Advancing Science Literacy • Christine Suh

Can We Talk? • Cathy Mehl

Classroom Management: How to talk so students will listen, & how to listen so students will talk • Janelle Hollingshead

Climate Disruption: Carbon Dioxide, Ice, & Water • Bassam Shakhashiri

Creating modeling kits and activity binders • Rebecca Talik

Demonstrations You Don’t See Everyday • Jeffrey Drach

Humor in Chemistry, or Lack Thereof • Lee Marek

Incorporating Simulations, Animations, and Videos into your Chemistry Curriculum • Kimberly Duncan

Introducing Organic Nomenclature • Shelley Dorner

Light, Color & Spectroscopy for Kids • John Varine

Marvelous Metals & ACS ChemClubs • Karen Kaleuati

Remembering Harvey Gendreau • Andy Cherkas

Silk Scarf Tie-Dye • Joanna Yanaga

Students Doing Outreach: How to establish community partnerships • Chris Cassidy

SuperActive Learning with Superstore Items • Bernadette Harkness   Limited Capacity 

Teaching Blended Chemistry! • Allison Tuleo

Win the Grant Writing Game: Grant Writing Strategies for You and Your Chemistry Students • Kenetia Thompson