Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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Science Update

Just a brief update regarding chemistry et al. Of late, I have felt less worried about the curriculum and my coverage of it (or maybe just less overwhelmed) and have actually been quite excited of late.

Last week my students got to do a lab on colorimetry, which was great. Today one of the classes analyzed their results and they all had excellent data. It was the first time most of them had done volumetric pipetting and several of them proved to be adept at it. Some even liked it. :-) I, personally, love getting to play with volumetric equipment like pipettes, volumetric flasks, and burettes. You feel like a REAL chemist with that kind of glassware. ;-)

I just started a chemistry class through Illinois State University (I'm getting a collection of out of state universities for my education) that's tied in with Flinn Scientific's video demonstration series. It's on atomic and molecular structure. I think that will prove to be very beneficial for the course I'm teaching now. (London forces? I haven't taught those in YEARS.)

Physics and Advanced Problems are doing pretty well as well (though I've just realized both classes are doing research projects at the moment - now I feel sorry for the kids in both classes!)

So, yay for science!
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