Welcome to "All Atoms". My name is Gray Rushin and I
serve as a chemistry teacher, Outdoors Club advisor, and Reptile Club advisor at Cary Academy. My main objective in maintaining this site is to
establish and maintain effective communication between myself and the students and parents
of the Cary Academy community. However, I hope that students and teachers of chemistry
from around the world will find things of interest here. Students have been active
contributors to this site and you will find their projects (and literally thousands of
pages) published here for all the world to see.
If you are experiencing problems with the site, you might be using an
outdated version of your browser.
Due to the use of frames, saving a page as a favorite & printing a page could be troublesome. To mark a page (other than the homepage)
as a bookmark/favorite, right click in the specific frame that the page resides and choose
"Add to Favorites". To print a
specific page, right click on the specific page and choose "Print".
If you want to see atoms in action then you have to check out the "Adventures of an Alchemist" section. There are
some cool pics & videos of some interesting experiments.
As of 8/13/12, the site is made up of
files weighing in at 3.74 Gb.
I have placed on-line my entire curriculums for first and second year
chemistry that I have spent many years developing. Primarily this was
instigated by the knowledge that it would help my students if they had
access to course materials 24/7. Additionally, I remember starting out in
the profession and struggling to come up with experiments and demonstrations
that would inspire brilliance in my students. I don't know if I reached that
goal but at least some of these materials could serve as a starting point in
your classroom. Most of the documents are in MS Word format. You can
download them and alter them to serve your particular situation. I got most
of my ideas from other teachers that were willing to share. What I would
enjoy is an e-mail that tells me what you found useful in your classroom. If
you insist on sending me a $million dollar donation, I guess I would accept
- you don't want to know how many hours (and how many years) led to this
site and its content.