CPR for chemical education

Jeffrey Hepburn, a high school chemistry teacher at Central Academy in Des Moines was honored with the American Chemical Society's James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching at its annual meeting in San Francisco. Hepburn's approach to teaching chemistry invokes CPR - chemistry, problem solving and relevance, he said. "I present the chemistry material that needs to be presented," he said. "This is enhanced by the problem solving, which is completed by multiple types of activities. The relevance is the crucial component. Students need to see the relevance behind the material being presented and why it is important to their everyday experiences."