Classroom Technology

Making Chemistry Relevant

By Caroline Cournoyer — January 24, 2011 1 min read

A new online series developed by the education arm of NBC News offers free videos and resources for chemistry teachers that aim to show students the subject’s relevance in everyday life.

The series is called Chemistry Now (no relation to Teaching Now) and has 31 weekly lessons. As of now, only three are available, but NBC Learn plans to release a new segment every week of the school year. The project, which was created in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, covers a variety of topics ranging from the chemical breakdown of all the components of a cheeseburger to the chemistry of fear.

Each series contains several one- to six-minute videos, charts, related news stories, and lesson plans created by the National Science Teachers Association.

The site also features profiles of scientists making chemistry breakthroughs.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.