If you struggle to create visuals of what your want your students to create, then this is what you need. It’s great for high school chemistry classes. I recently came across the website Chemix and found that it’s a great way to create Lab Diagrams. They recently came out with Chemix 3.0 which no longer needs flash. Right now it’s in beta, but it’s an open beta that all can use. I always do my best to explain in detail how certain lab setups should look. I’m sure you know as much as I do that students don’t always read the directions. I really like that I can add in visuals to go along with my directions. The chemistry lab can be a dangerous place and I don’t want students making mistakes.
I used Chemix to create a quick diagram to show some steps in an experiment. Of course it would make more sense with the directions to next to it, but hopefully you get the idea. It really allows me to create high school chemistry lab diagrams that help my students.
Here is a list of some of the equipment that you can find in Chemix. According to their FAQ they will be adding more in the future.
Equipment: Test Tube, Beaker, Displacement beaker, concial flask, boiling flask, volumetric flask, round bottom flash, petri dish, watch glass, glass jar, thermometer, graduated cylinder, pipette, burette, balance, Bunsen burner, hot plate, magnetic stirrer, stiring rod, wire gauze, filter funnel, evaporating dish, crucible, dropper and timer.
I hope you’ll check out my other science tips on my website. If you are middle school physics teacher, check out this freebie.
~Cristina from Savvy Secondary Science