Envisioning Chemistry

 We want to help chemistry teachers
engage students in classrooms.

(Available Fall 2018)


Using our films in classrooms

Students love our films of chemical reactions. To help teachers use our films in classrooms, we created a worksheet for each film. The films will get students excited about chemistry, and the worksheets will help them master some key chemical knowledge. The worksheets can be found in the description text below each film. Or you can download them all together here.


High school chemical reaction resource

Teaching high school chemistry is challenging. One big challenge is how to effectively demonstrate chemical reactions in classrooms. A chemistry teacher is likely to face four major problems:

1. There are so many chemical reactions and it takes a lot time and efforts to prepare the demonstrations.
2. Some reactions are too poisonous or dangerous to be demonstrated in classrooms.
3. A carefully prepared demonstration could fail.
4. Even if a demonstration is successful, it would be very hard for every student in a big classroom to see all the details.

To solve these problems, we created a resource for high school chemistry teachers, including about 200 videos covering most of the high school chemistry curriculum (download a complete video list). Here are 4 highlights of this resource:


Highlight 1

To save your time, we tried many many times to make sure every demonstration, even the poisonous or dangerous one, is successful in our video. Below is a sample video of the reaction between copper and concentrated nitric acid.


Highlight 2

We captured chemical reactions in great details. Once a video is played on a big screen, every student in the classroom can make his/her own discoveries. Below is a sample video of the formation and color change of iron (II) hydroxide precipitation.


Highlight 3

By using various special photographic techniques, we can speed up and slow down reactions, and visualize the heat associated with some reactions via advanced infrared thermal imaging. Below is a sample video of neutralization reaction captured with an infrared thermal camera.


Highlight 4

We paid a lot attention to make sure we follow standard operation procedures in each demonstration. Below is a sample video of separating salt from water via evaporation.


Your feedback

Above are just four examples from over 200 videos we created for chemistry teachers (download a complete video list). We are going to deliver this resource to teachers in the fall semester of 2018. If you are a teacher, we would love to hear your thoughts on the film worksheets and our chemical reaction resource. 

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