Through grant money received from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (2004-2005 School Chemical Safety Grant), the Mesa County Health Department purchased software from the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE). The software purchased includes ChemPages Laboratory, General Chemistry Multimedia Problems, and Periodic Table Live! which are a part of JCE's General Chemistry Collection.
- ChemPages Laboratory uses text, images and video to clearly explain over 30 common laboratory techniques and items of equipment.
- General Chemistry Multimedia Problems presents experiments using videos and images. Questions encourage students to think about their observations and apply multiple concepts to determine answers.
- Periodic Table Live! provides a stimulating interactive journey through the periodic table. It includes a wealth of information about the elements: descriptions and pictures, biographies of discoverers, videos of reactions, information about sources and uses, numerical values of macroscale and atomic-scale properties, and crystal structures.
Teachers can gain access to the software through this web site after completing an online registration form. Upon authorization, a teacher may login and the main page will appear.
From the main page, the user has access to chemistry lessons and can manage their account or link to other related resources. Our software license currently only allows 12 concurrent users. Therefore, after 20 minutes of inactivity, a user will be logged out of the online application and be required to log in again.
A preview of a lesson from the General Chemistry Multimedia Problems is outlined below. (Click the small image for a larger image.)
|On this screen, a user can select a lesson plan, account management, or the help cener
|On this screen, a user can select a chemistry lesson to study.
|After a lesson is selected, an explanation will appear and a user may click through and view questions and images/video that accompany the lesson.
To find out more information about the JCE Software, visit their website at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/index.html. For questions and information regarding access to the software through the Mesa County Health Department website, contact Monique Mull - 970-248-6962 or Monique.Mull@mesacounty.us.