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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.

"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.

"The Frequency of Hands-On Experimentation and Student Attitudes Toward Science: A Gender-Related Issue"; Connecticut Journal of Science Education; Fall/Winter 2005.

"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.

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

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

“You Dirty….”; 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/Summerr 2017.

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


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: http://aviornstein@gmail.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, Chemist’s Guild Newsletter, Redbook, Phoenix, The Herald (New Britain, CT) and Galileo.
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