Chemistry Multimedia

This Web site contains a limited downloadable collection of QuickTime movies of chemical animations such as a catalytic reaction, 3-D molecules and explosive chemical reactions. The movies from this site would be beneficial for chemistry teachers to use in their classrooms as examples when discussing chemical processes, including bond formations and chemical structures with students.

Molecule of the Month

This Web site highlights the complete chemistry of a different molecule each month. Clicking on a molecule takes you to a page devoted completely to that molecule. Molecule pages have a convenient side menu for quick access to desired topics, which range from synthesis and reactions to various uses. Teachers and students will find this site both interesting and informative to use either in the classroom or at home.

The Catalyst-Chemistry Resources For The
Secondary Education Teacher on the WWW

This site contains an extensive variety of annotated web sites specifically for secondary chemistry teachers. The sites are conveniently organized into various topics, such as AP Chemistry, General Chemistry, Experiments, Software, etc. This site is a must for any chemistry teacher!

Instructional Materials in Chemistry

This website is a link to the larger website Community Learning Network Open School, Open Learning Agency of British Columbia, Canada. The site includes a search engine for searching the Community Learning Network, a Navigation map, and an alphabetical index. The Navigation Map includes the following categories: Educational Resources for Students and Teachers, Integrating the Internet into the Classroom, Professional Development in Information Technologies, Province of BC's K-12 Educational community, What's New on CLN, and CLN information. The Instructional Materials in Chemistry includes links to various internet sites related to chemistry.

ChemTeam: main menu

This site provides general and AP chemistry students with study resources for most standard topics in chemistry. Clicking on the desired topic will take you to a list of activities/tutorials within that topic. This site is a perfect resource to direct students to for homework and test help.

The Chemistry Page maintained by School Page

This site offers many resources to chemistry teachers and students. Clicking on a desired topic, such as “Homework Helpers” or “Safety” on the Table of Contents brings the user to a list of useful sites within the topic. Students may find the “Homework Helpers” and Problem Set links useful while teachers would benefit from the “Software for Chemistry” and “Professional Organizations” links.

Science is Fun in the Lab of Shakhashir

Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashir, chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gives course information to his students as well as fun information about chemistry topics in general. Students would enjoy the “Experiments You Can Do At Home” link while teachers would benefit from checking out “Science in the Media” which is a list of various science magazines, radio and television programs. There is also information on purchasing Professor Shakhashir’s demonstration books, which would be useful to any chemistry teacher.

The NIH Molecular Modeling Home Page

The Center for Molecular Modeling creates a Web site with information on software for modeling, research tools on the network, ongoing projects at NIH, related sites, and a number of guides and tutorials on molecular modeling. The tutorials offer a great amount of information on molecules and their mechanics.

TLMC-Computer Graphics

This page contains scientific visualization of chemical structures and atomic orbitals presented as QuickTime and MPEG movies. There is also coverage on the discovery of the atomic structure illustrated with captivating 3D computer animation. These movies are great for teachers to use in class when discussing atomic orbitals and the structures of various chemicals.

Chemistry Hypermedia Project

The goals of this project are to use the internet to disperse information that will help students learn chemistry and aid educators in teaching chemistry. Students in both high school and college can use the site for tutorials on many chemistry topics.

The American Chemical Society ACSWeb

In this website, teachers will not only be interested in becoming a member of the society, but will have access to their publications and a great section on education. This section includes curriculum materials for teachers at all levels from kindergarten through college, professional development courses, information for students, the student affiliate program, and support for academic and industrial institutions. Interesting sections of this site include the “Molecule of the Week” and the entire “Enthusiasts” sections-it’s a great place to learn practical, everyday applications of chemistry.

Molecular Library

This site contains broad resources on water and ice, carbon, hydrocarbons, amino acids, nucleotides, lipids, sugars, photosynthesis, and drugs. There are links to other databases, and a separate library of 3D geometric shapes. Teachers can use this site in class for a great illustration on chemical bonding and molecular structures.

Molecular Simulations Inc.

At this website you can surf through many resources associated with each "occupation" you choose from the menu. You can also create a training schedule, request an evaluation/information packet, and acquire WebLab software.

Educational Ventures into Chemistry

This chemistry page is a collaboration of "Zoetic HomeSchool" with "Poseidon Software and Invention." It includes chemistry and the math used in chemistry. Students would find many of the links on this site useful, such as the Periodic Table and Metric and English Conversions. The Interactive Chemistry Exercises section offers interactive games that test your knowledge of various chemical concepts.

The Chemical Scorecard

The Chemical Scorecard has information on chemicals in the air and the problems they cause. It can single out communities and give information on the main pollutants and who is responsible for their release into the air. This is a great site for teachers to direct students to for project work, as it relates chemistry to everyday life. Students can see and research connections between chemistry and the environment.

Chlorine Chemistry Council

This page provides information and facts on chlorine to use in the classroom. Teachers can click on the “Teacher Education Materials” link to access various projects and resources that can be used in the classroom.

Chemist's Art Gallery

The Chemist's Art Gallery is an alphabetical list of animations and visualizations of various reactions. Teachers can use the site to download various movies and pictures to use in class as examples when discussing various topics in chemistry.

Visualizing Molecules

This page includes diagrams and computer generated images of different molecules and compounds. This site is great for teachers to use when discussing molecular geometry, bonding, and organic compounds. Scroll down the main page to find a few other chemistry-related links as well.

Computers in Chemistry at Cabrillo College

This page has a Molecular Library, Chime Help Center, Molecular Playground, and other molecule related sections. This site is great to use both in class and at home when learning molecular structure, bonding, and geometry. The student exercises are geared toward college courses in chemistry, but the site in general would be beneficial to any chemistry student or teacher.

NIST Chemistry WebBook

The Chemistry WebBook has a way to search for specific chemistry related information and answers to frequently asked questions. Search by chemical name, formula, reaction, etc. to learn about chemicals and their properties.

ChemSoc - The Chemistry Societies Network

This site offers everything from an annotated list of chemistry links and a career center to learning resources. The best part of this site is the interactive Periodic Table. Click on any element to see an amazing picture and learn all the properties and uses of the element. Students will love this site when learning about the organization and structure of the Periodic Table.

The Periodic Table of Elements on the Internet

This is another great site for students when learning about the Periodic Table. The home page offers a side menu with options of showing the Periodic Table by name, symbol, number, etc. You can also click on a group or family of elements to learn about the properties. By clicking on a specific element on the table, the viewer will find all the basic information of that element as well as a great diagram of the atomic structure.


This site is another resource when learning about the Periodic Table. Click on an element to learn more about it. The information provided is extensive and detailed. It’s a great place to look up uses and applications of elements, as well as properties, reactions, and history. You can also print your own Periodic Tables.

The Virtual Museum of Minerals and Molecules
This site is a web-based resource for 3-D visualizations of molecules and minerals designed for instructional use. The displays are organized in categories such as organic molecules. By clicking on a molecule or mineral, you not only get a 3-D picture, but a text description as well.


This is an online chemistry game designed to teach students how to balance chemical equations. View the directions and then start playing! Teachers can download a worksheet to go with the site as well.


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