Discovery Nights coming up at the Living Arts and Sciences Center of Kentucy.
Middle School Demonstrations for Core Content Topics - This site provides suggested demonstrations and activities for topics in Kentucky's Core Content for middle schools. You can download a list of the demonstrations we offer as well as a list of the Core Contents annotated with suggested demonstrations for each topic. We welcome additional suggestions.
Demonstrations on Demand
If your group would like a visit from a member of our knowlegeable and enthusiastic outreach team, please email Prof. Anne-Frances Miller. We are happy to put together a program based on your interests, designed to complement your curriculum, or to inform you on current events.
Teachers of Chemistry Resource Group
TEACHERS: we are organizing evening coffee hour-jam sessions wherein we will brainstorm new demonstrations and walk though some lasting favorites. Supplies will be on hand to try some out. We aim to assemble a resource library of protocols that members of the group have found reliable and effective. We also look forward to a chance to meet one-another and form a community that can provide each of us with peer resources and colleagues. To add your name to our mailing list, please email Prof. Anne-Frances Miller.
Fun and Helpful Web Sites (developed outside of the University of Kentucky)
Periodic Tables, etc
- A nice periodic table.
- Highly recommended!! The University of Nottingham's Periodic Table of Videos.
- A site with sub-sites for every element and tons of information on each.
- A web page with links to many things chemical, including the electronic structures of different atoms.
Reference Material & Background Information
- Table of strengths of a variety of acids and bases. Strengths are quoted in terms of the acid or base's pKA.
- This site contains more advanced information but quite clearly explained.
Chemistry demonstrations, in-class activities and links to many other informative sites aimed at a high-school level. Click Here.
Lots of good chemistry demonstrations by topic.
Demonstrations created by Indiana University.
Cereal-box and CD spectroscope for viewing the colours that make up light from different sources.
Another very nice spectroscope web page with ideas of what to do with your spectroscope.