Examples of Interesting Sites on the WEB
for use in
High School Chemistry

Any questions? Contact
Diane Szaflarski at dms@chem.duke.edu
for information on these or
for suggestions on other sites for your classroom.

Suggested sites for integration into the chemistry classroom

Set of images to visualize molecule. Set of web pages put together to show students Lewis dot structures and molecular geometry for general chemistry. This includes PDB files of some small molecules. You are free to download these and distribute them to your students.

VSEPR structures from the ModularCHEM Consortium. Can see real time rotatable images using RASMOL program. Downloadable through this site.

The Protein Databank at NIH (dazzle and amaze your students). List of proteins and 3-d viewing.

There are several sites that provide information about the elements of the periodic table; this is one of them. It includes information on the chemical, physical, nuclear, biological, geological, electronic, etc. properties of the elements. Very nicely done. Contains a vast amount of information on the elements.

The Chemistry Visualization program at NCSA (ChemViz) is a program which uses the power of the world wide web in combination with the power of the SGI supercomputer to generate images of atoms, molecules and atomic orbitals. Within this site is The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) which houses information on hundreds of thousands of organic molecules (like cocaine, cholesterol, nicotine) including coordinate data and bonding information.

Web page with a table of links to chemistry pages for students to use in general, bio- and organic chemistry. Most utilize the Chime plugin, which \puts 3D interactive molecules in a window on the page. Give tutorial as to how to download Chime.

A Teacher's Guide to Superconductivity for High School Students. Written at for teachers or advanced (AP students). Covers the basics of superconductivity, chemistry of superconductors, etc. Developed by a high school teacher and a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Steve Brown's “Exobiology for High School Students and Teachers on th Internet has been developed in collaboration with Cruising Chemistry (University of California, San Diego), La Jolla High School (La Jolla, Ca.), and the NASA Outreach Program in Exobiology (University of California, San Diego). This work is under construction. Steve is currently integrating aspects of this site into his classroom curriculum. The site contains text and images designed to be downloaded, viewed directly, or printed for classroom distribution.

This site contains a module written about the chemistry of food, nutrition, and the physiology of digestion. It is not only chemistry, but definitely has chemistry in it. This is a very well written on-line site for teachers who want to introduce nutrition into their science classes. It is written at the high school level. Students can work through the module on their own as a complement to classroom discussion and activities.

This site contains information about aspects of environmental education which are on the internet.

The homepage of NANOworld which describes microscopy SEM and TEM and gives images of materials at atomic, molecular, cellular and macromolecular scales. Tells about the Center of Microscopy and Microanalysis at the University of Queenslands. Interdisciplinary research and service facility dedicated to an understanding of the structure and composition of all materials at atomic, molecular, cellular and macromolecular scales.
Interesting for a few examples but the explanations of the microscopes, etc. are not written at the high school level. Jargon is quite technical.

Bill Nye the Science Guy. Information about the PBS episode the of the day. Also science demonstrations. Level geared to the 4th to 8th grades.

Politics and Chemistry

This site has a lot of information about the laws that deal with Agricultural Chemicals and related issues.

II. Teacher Resources

Features the “Best of Chemistry for 1996. This site contains the “bes links to databases, conferences, journals, etc. related to chemistry. A good resource site for educators and chemists.

Web sites for busy teachers. Not too many sites for chemistry

This site provide schools (primary and secondary) with tools and outlines of how to go about improving their school. It provides outlines for putting together plans and documents that are necessary to bring about strategic change.

This is the web site from Los Alamos National Labs. Information on their outreach programs such as visiting labs, etc.

The Resource Finder and Lessons and Activities links from the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse home page.
Physical Science Activities Manual contains 34 hands on activities.

EDU 2 - This site is has over 8000 educational links from all over the world, with such categories sorted from ACCOUNTING to VETERINARY.

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Chem Ed Listserver -- this is a huge group of both high school and post-secondary school educators who communicate via email to the entire group. Topics range from good chemistry books, lab and demo ideas, questions and answers, etc.To join the list, send a message containing subscribe as the body of the message with nothing written for a subject to the following email address :

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