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"Environmental Chemistry Labs"; Chem 13 News; Oct. 1988, Nov. 1988 & Dec. 1988 (published in three parts).

Safety supplement to Down to Earth Chemistry (PIMMS); 1989.

"The Icebreaker Day"; New England Association of Chemistry Teachers Journal; Fall/Winter 1991.

"The Correlation between Reading and Performance in Chemistry Classes"; Connecticut Journal for Science Education; Spring/Summer 1992.

"Alcohol Denatures Proteins"; Chem 13 News; September 1993.

"Elementary Education Ambassadors"; Journal of Chemical Education; June 1994.

"The Draguns"; Walk Through Paradise (published by the National Library of Poetry); Winter 1995/1996.

"Early Science Education Should Be Innovative and Hands-On"; The Scientist; October 12, 1998.

"Expansion of the Pythagorean Theorem Reveals New Constants"; Journal of Recreational Mathematics; Volume 29; Number 3; December 1999.

"Teaching History with a Timeline"; The Science Teacher; Mar. 2002.

"Hands-On Experimentation and Student Attitudes""; New England Association of Chemistry Teachers Newsletter; September 2005.

"The Impact of Science Lab Work on Student Understanding"; Connecticut Science Supervisors Association Newsletter; February/March 2006.

"The Frequency of Hands-On Experimentation and Student Attitudes Toward Science: A Gender-Related Issue"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2006.

"All Students Are Special"; Connecticut Science Teachers Association Newslettter; October 2006.

"Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2006-2007.

"Student Note-Taking"; Connecticut Science Teachers Association Newslettter; April 2007.

"Boiling"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2007.

"The Straw"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2007-2008.

"Heat and Temperature"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2008.

"Increase Your Brain Power"; Strategic Book Publishing; New York, NY 2008.

"Visual Perception"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2008-2009.

"Sonia in Vert"; Eloquent Books; New York, NY 2009.

"Tap Water"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2010.

"An Experiment in Teaching"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2010-2011.

reprint of "The Icebreaker Day"; Chem 13 News; May 2011.

"Affected Light"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Summer 2014.

“Nuclear Energy and Radiation”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

“Bats--Der Fledermaus”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2015.

“Polymers”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2015/2016.

“Four Important Goals in Learning Science”; Chem 13 News; March 2016.

“Science Competition”; Chem 13 News; April 2016.

“Problem Solving Review”; Chem 13 News; May 2016.

“Bats--Der Fledermaus”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2016.

“Mixtures”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2016.

“Equipping the Lab Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; September 2016.

“Decoding the Chemicals in our Food Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; October 2016.

“How Sweet It Is”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2016/2017.

“Limerick Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; December 2016/January 2017.

“Chemistry in our Lives Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; March 2017.

“Famous Scientists Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; April 2017.

“Valuable Knowledge Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; May 2017.

“Ferrum”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2017.

“Learning Skills”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2017.

“Vernacular Chemistry Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; October 2017.

“Philosophy of Education Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; November 2017.

“Feathered Dinosaurs and a Fraudulent Fossil”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2017/2018.

“Effective Science Education”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2017/2018.

“Winter Olympics Chemistry Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; February 2018.

“Scrambled Chemistry Quote Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; March 2018.

“Chemistry Criss-Cross Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; April 2018.

“A Coded Message”; Chem 13 News; May 2018.

“Ice”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring/Summer 2018.

“Elemental Percentages Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; September 2018.

“Chemistry Nomenclature Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; October 2018.

“Chemical Anagrams”; Chem 13 News; November 2018.

“Famous Scientists Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; December 2018/January 2109.

“The Magic of Science”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2018/2019.

“Using Electron Dot Diagrams”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2018/2019.

“Quotegram Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; February 2019.

“Elemental Compounds Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; March 2019.

“Hidden Chemistry Words Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; April 2019.

“Hidden Chemical Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; May 2019.

“Does a Body Good”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Summer 2019.

“A Generalization and Unification of Fibonacci-like Series”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Summer 2019.

“Periodic Message Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; September 2019.

“Elementary Word Search Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; October 2019.

“Hidden Elements Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; November 2019.

“Chemist's Palette Puzzle”; Chem 13 News; December 2019.

“Attractive Activities”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2019/2020.

“Racism and Discrimination”; Your Important Vote; blog of Shabbir Nomanbhoy; September 2020.

“Air Friction”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring 2021.

“Center of Gravity”; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Spring 2021.


A series of articles were regularly published in the Newsletter of NEST from 1995 through 2015: http://web.mit.edu/scienceprogram/nest/

An educational website has been maintained since 2009: www.aviornstein.com

From 2009 through 2015, a monthly puzzle appeared in Media, the newsletter of the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Club of MENSA.

Little Scientists® Teacher’s Manuals; 1996-2000; Volumes 4, 8, 1A, 2A & 3A [primary author]; Volumes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 [supporting author]

Brief articles and letters have also appeared in The Boston Globe, The Hartford Courant, The Science Teacher, Speaking of Safety, ChemComments, Scientific American, Technology Review, Chemist’s Guild Newsletter, InterActions, Redbook, Phoenix, The Herald (New Britain, CT) and Galileo.

In addition, acknowledgements or citations have been noted in the following books or papers:

"Environment/2000 -- Connecticut's Environmental Plan"; Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection; Hartford, CT 1987.

Anthony, Piers; "Cube Route"; Tor Books; New York, NY 2003.

Anthony, Piers; "Pet Peeve"; Tor Books; New York, NY 2005.

Anthony, Piers; "Two to the Fifth"; Tor Books; New York, NY 2008.

Anthony, Piers; "Well-Tempered Clavicle"; Tor Books; New York, NY 2011.

Anthony, Piers; "Five Portraits"; Tor Books; New York, NY 2014.

Anthony, Piers; "Fire Sail"; Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.; New York, NY 2019

Bear, Elizabeth; "Carnival"; Bantam Spectra; New York, NY 2006.

Darling-Hammond, Linda et al.; "Authentic Assessments in Practice; A Collection of Portfolios, Performance Tasks, Exhibitions, and Documentation"; Columbia University; New York, NY 1993.

Gold-Dworkin, Heidi; "Exploring Light and Color"; McGraw-Hill; New York, NY 2000.

Gold-Dworkin, Heidi; "Fun with Mixing and Chemistry"; McGraw-Hill; New York, NY 2000.

Gold-Dworkin, Heidi; "Fun with Water and Bubbles"; McGraw-Hill; New York, NY 2000.

Gold-Dworkin, Heidi; "Learning about the Changing Seasons"; McGraw-Hill; New York, NY 2000.

Gold-Dworkin, Heidi; "Learning about the Way Things Move"; McGraw-Hill; New York, NY 2001.

Murov, Steve; "Experiments and Exercises in Basic Chemistry -- 7th edition"; Miley; New York, NY 2020.

Ting, Cara Marie et al.; "Measuring Vegetation Health with PicturePosts"; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Worcester, MA 2007.
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