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Chemical demonstrations: a compendium of resources in print and on the Internet
This masters report pulls together the body of resources available to assist the lecture
demonstrator. professor. and teacher of chemistry in incorporating the very powerful
teaching tools of chemical demonstrations. The lecture demonstration lies somewhere
in the continuum between laboratory exercise and magic trick; but it is not my
intention here to debate the pedagogical implications of a chemical demonstration's
place in that continuum. I assume simply that the reader is in a position to motivate
and excite students about chemistry and will benefit from the material contained
herein. The most recent chemical demonstrations materials in print are listed and
annotated in this report. The most useful chemical demonstrations-related sites on the
internet are also listed and reviewed. The combination of a committed teacher and the
following resources cannot but improve both the teaching and learning of chemistry at
all levels of education.