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Bradley Clark Bradley Clark 190 Points

This will be my second year of teaching. Does anyone have any ideas on some fun activities to start the year that will get my students excited about chemistry? I am teach high school chem.

Emily Faulconer Emily Faulconer 5215 Points

Demonstrations are always good attention-getters! 

What are your favorites? I love what I call "age abe" where I paint clear nail polish on a very clean penny except for the beard and hair, then place it in silver nitrate solution. 

http://www.institute.loni.org/lasigma/ret/products/Shelton/QuickChemistryDemos_Shelton.pdf 

Madeline Henderson Madeline Henderson 240 Points

I don't have any ideas currently on activities to do with high school students, but with my personal experience I would suggest lots of experiments. These are fun to watch and create visuals to go along with lectures. 

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