The skills you teach in your chemistry lab and classroom are crucial for real world and career applications. That said, your students can learn more from using the different types of technology commonly used in a professional chemistry lab rather than simply reading about the technology from their textbooks.
But what technology would be best to have in your chemistry classroom to ensure your students will not only be ready for graduate school but also for their future careers?
To better prepare your students for their future careers in chemistry, here are three important pieces of technology to have in your classroom.
Tablets, but only for certain things. Tablets are great for letting your students interact with videos and diagrams. Yet, computers and tablets aren't necessarily great for everything. Many students prefer to have paper assessments because they like to interact directly with the document with their pen or pencil, such as annotating. You can still use tablets for chemistry apps for your students to interact with.
Lab distillation equipment. There are many different types of glassware and distillation kits used in in the chemistry field. By learning how to use these different types of equipment, your students will be more qualified to work with them again in the future. Vacuum distillation or standard organic chemistry distillation kits are a great way to get your students used to working with distillation in one place rather than moving around their workstation or around the lab itself.
An NMR spectrometer. An NMR spectrometer is great for a chemistry classroom and lab because both undergraduate and graduate students are able to study chemicals in their natural environment multiple times without damaging the chemical samples. This is not only cost-effective but also handy for your students when it comes to studying many different factors regarding their samples.
Where can I find a benchtop NMR spectrometer for my classroom?
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is one of the top analytical methods in modern chemistry, and also one of the most useful methods. It's for this reason that it's a great idea to include an NMR spectrometer in your own classroom. But where can you find an NMR spectrometer for your classroom?
Nanalysis offers benchtop and portable NMR spectrometers for chemistry labs and classrooms. To learn more about our benchtop spectrometers or NMR interpretation software, contact Nanalysis today.