Resources for Teachers

Web sites

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society offers professional development opportunities and K-12 educational resources.

"Diesel Passenger Vehicles and the Environment"

This article by the Union of Concerned Scientists compares the health and environmental effects of gasoline and several formulations of diesel fuel.

Fischer-Tropsch Fuels

This National Energy Technology Laboratory fact sheet provides background information on Fischer-Tropsch fuels and explains the U.S. Department of Defense's interest in this type of fuel.

Interactive 3D Molecules

This site includes interactive three-dimensional models of alkanes and other molecules. Information is provided about each molecule, including its uses. Several paid advertisements appear on each page.

Journal of Chemical Education

The Journal of Chemical Education is published by the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society.

"Liquid Coal: A Bad Deal for Global Warming"

The Sierra Club advocates against using liquid coal (coal converted to transportation fuel) as a solution to U.S. energy problems. Their article describes environmental consequences associated with liquid coal.

The Science House

A learning outreach project of NC State University, The Science House partners with K-12 teachers to promote hands-on, inquiry-based science learning. Their site provides information about professional development opportunities and student programs, as well as links to chemistry-related inquiry activities and resources.

WWW Chemistry Guide

This site provides a directory of online chemistry resources, organized by topic.


The World of Chemistry

This site offers half-hour instructional videos produced for high school and college chemistry students by the University of Maryland and the Educational Film Center.

Science 360

Seasonal schedules

MPSC offers seasonal schedules of Science 360 shows to the public. Follow this link to see the current schedule of public shows at MPSC.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.

School shows

In addition to its public shows, MPSC offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on MPSC's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so MPSC cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.