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Chemistry, Pretzels, and Covid-19


Posted Date: 10/07/2020

Chemistry, Pretzels, and Covid-19

Student with computer and pretzels.       Mrs. Jordan’s Chemistry class has to look different from years past. “This year has been challenging to try and incorporate "hands-on" activities while also following safety guidelines and aligning remote learning and face to face. However, it has brought about a new way of thinking allowing me to target key concepts. It has been amazing to see so many digital resources and simulations available to help students understand scientific concepts. Teachers have made some incredible resources that will be utilized in the coming years.” – Mrs. Jordan.
    Teachers have had to think outside the box and retool almost every lesson to make it fit within the safety guidelines. Some are just impossible to do, some are easy fixes, and some take a bit more creativity to make it work. Mrs. Jordan changed the lab this year so everyone had their own supplies (pretzels). The pretzel lab uses a variety of pretzels to Mask wearing student during pretzel labdemonstrate different isotopes of the same atom. “Students measure mass and calculate the weighted average for their samples modeling what is done for actual elements on the periodic table.” – Mrs. Jordan.