Chemistry Teacher Interview Preparation Guide
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Chemistry Teacher related Frequently Asked Questions in various Chemistry Teacher job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

79 Chemistry Teacher Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell us what is buffer?

A buffer is an aqueous solution which has highly stable pH. It is a blend of a weak acid and its conjugate base or vice versa. On adding small amount of base or acid to buffer, its pH hardly changes.

2 :: Tell me what is the difference between fractionation and distillation?

Both methods are used to separate the components present in the solution based on the melting points

☛ Distillation : This technique is used when boiling point of chemicals are different in the mixtures
☛ Fractionation : This technique is used when boiling point of chemicals are close to each other in the mixtures

3 :: Explain what is Avogadro’s law?

According to Avogadro’s law, at same temperature and pressure equal volume of gases contains the same number or molecules regardless of the chemical nature and physical properties.

Avogadro’s number = 6.023 X 10 (-23)

4 :: Tell me what is the monomer of polyethene?

The monomer of polyethene is ethylene

5 :: Do you know what is dextro-rotatory and levo-rotatory?

Levorotation and Dextrorotation is referred to the properties of plane polarized light, when light rotates clockwise when it approaches the observer is then known as dextro-rotation and when the light rotates anti-clockwise then it is referred as levo-rotation.

A compound which exhibits a dextro-rotation is referred as dextro-rotatory and which exhibits levo-rotation is referred as levo-rotatory.

6 :: Please explain the abilities you have in order to work with us as chemistry teacher?

I have the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense, combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events), listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

7 :: Tell me what are your areas of strength in the curriculum?

You need to have an honest self-evaluation of your strengths. Present a clear understanding curriculum and explain why you consider those special districts as your strengths. Identify strengths that you want to enhance and the steps you will or are following to catch your goals.

8 :: Suppose a lesson went wrong what would you do?

Things don't always go according to plan and it is wise to be able to quickly notice and adapt a lesson. A: For example, I designed a lesson plan around an apartment analogy to teach students how to populate electrons around the nucleus of an element. Even though I ran my idea for the poster project by my lesson planning team, when I actually did it with my students I saw too many not understanding the steps. R: I reflected on the gaps and revised the guided practice portion to give more opportunities together. The next class had more success creating and using their posters to write electron configurations.

9 :: Tell me why did you decide to become a teacher?

I am passionate about science, I enjoy working with young people, and when it came time to consider re-entering the work force I thought back to the best job I have had and that was working as a chemist. At the same time, I was volunteering as a tutor and classroom aid for a chemistry teacher at my daughter's high school. I was good at it and I loved it. The teacher and the principal both encouraged me to put the two things together into a mid-life career change and then helped me during my application process to the MAT program at University of Portland. The past three years I have been a substitute teacher in chemistry, biology and freshman physics classrooms working daily and long term. LT subbing has made my desire to teach stronger than ever and I hope to find a teaching job for the coming school year.