As a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, Nancy has strong interest and talent in teaching and education. She has been involved in a range of teaching projects at CSU and beyond.
Physical Chemistry Groupwork activities
Noticing difficulty that students have with some material in physical chemistry, Nancy has created a series of guided-learning worksheets to help students master key concepts in quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Many of these can be found on the Chemistry LibreTexts website.
Some useful teaching tools
PhET – excellent source of online simulations to teach chemistry, physics and more concepts.
The Orbitron – visualization of atomic orbitals
Symmetry at Otterbein – visualization of molecular symmetry and symmetry operations
How to curve an exam – statistical discussion of different ways to curve grades
Teaching Practices Inventory – a self-reporting teaching evaluation completed by instructors to reveal teaching effectiveness. Developed by Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert.
Science is Fun – Bassam Shakashiri’s website with many chemistry demonstrations