Who says sugar is bad for children?! It's especially not bad in a chemistry classroom where it can be used to create flares and to bring chemistry alive! This is the 6th Beauties vs. Brawns challenge.
When I used to teach, I would begin a topic with a multi-media PowerPoint presentation to introduce the topic and for a few other reasons, one of which was to get some laughter from the students!
This is the introductory presentation I used to introduce my chemistry students to the topic of Chemical Bond.
When liquids interact, there's lots to talk about in Chemistry. In this particular challenge, my students had to figure out what happens when two liquids are mixed.
Gunpowder chemistry in the classroom! My first year IB Chemistry students prepare gunpowder mixture and test them. The results, of course, are quite dramatic!
How do we count things that cannot be counted directly, such as the number of sand grains in the Sahara desert? And what does that have anything to do with Chemistry?
Are you a teacher and want to improve the learning outcomes of your students?
If you do, you also need to be learning, constantly, by looking for, and trying out, new ways of delivering your lessons.