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Nadia Lara
Scientist. Educator. Newbie blogger. Chemistry and AP Physics 1. Trying to make time for leisure reading and juggling.
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Lauren Goff Feb 11
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Nadia Lara Feb 8
Replying to @sterlace @jim_deane
That’s great. There’s really no best exercise than a real life one and like you said, they have seven other systems to work from...
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Nadia Lara Feb 8
Replying to @sterlace @jim_deane
I totally agree and understand what drove you to do that exercise. Do you have the assignment/lesson written up? I’d love to use it! I have a day before spring break that needs an activity, maybe I’ll do it then.
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Nadia Lara Feb 8
Replying to @jim_deane
I’m trying to de-emphasize grades in my chem classes but it’s so entrenched in my student’s minds they’re still hyper-aware of them. They constantly ask whether assignments are to be graded or if we can have *more* grades in the gradebook (to cushion their average I guess?) :(
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Nadia Lara Feb 6
Replying to @gregcjacobs
I made this using the compressible springs you recommended a few years ago
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Nadia Lara Feb 6
Mass attached to horizontal compressible spring!
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Nadia Lara Feb 3
Replying to @MonteSyrie
I’m in my third year of teaching and I feel this all the time. All it takes for the fear to go away is for one mentor to say “you’re not naive, you’re innovative and willing to try new things and learn from them, that’s great”
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Nadia Lara Jan 28
This is the best thing I've seen in a long time. me now! I may or may not be laughing as hard if I was still in the thick of my . Well done, UCSD.
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C&EN Jan 22
Researchers have synthesized the longest, most twisted perphenylacene yet. The molecule could have applications in electrochemiluminescence and organic electronics. Via :
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Nadia Lara Jan 16
Finally set up a place to charge and store smart carts. Got a USB strip from amazon, found a bin we weren’t using, and consolidated all the accessories.
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Nadia Lara Jan 14
Replying to @gregcjacobs
Looks great! Thanks for the link. To be honest I fudged the D on the horizontal axis until the peak was at zero... shhhh... ;)
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Nadia Lara Jan 9
Replying to @KimFreudenberg
I really like the chalk activity!!!
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Nadia Lara Jan 8
Replying to @fnoschese
Am I crazy? This is what 33 data points collected as a class looks like
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Nadia Lara Jan 8
Replying to @fnoschese
This is the equivalent of 30+ trials, 1 point each, when we have time
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Nadia Lara Jan 8
Replying to @fnoschese
We often don’t do ANY repeats, just try to span the entire domain. You’ll spot outliers easily and waste no time trying to replicate a given data point
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Nadia Lara Jan 8
Replying to @fnoschese
Class-wide collection of data. You can get 50+ data points pretty quickly if the experiment is appropriate. Use a google sheet for data input.
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Nadia Lara Jan 8
Replying to @MissStrunk
That’s useful, thanks!
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Nadia Lara Jan 8
Replying to @MissStrunk
Thanks! Can you be more specific about rhyme and reason? Did he expect you to know the mechanisms or were they just used to explain the final product?
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Nadia Lara Jan 8
Replying to @SnySciCHS
I hear ya. Would 3D models have helped? Were you expected to draw/know mechanisms or just memorize products?
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Nadia Lara Jan 8
If you suffered through organic ... What did you find most challenging in this class? What would have helped you be more successful? I’m collecting ideas for a teaching project. I’d love your input!!!
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