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Hercules, Daniel A.; Parrish, Cameron A.; Whitehead, Daniel C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
We devised a half-day laboratory exercise for a group of 10th grade homeschooled students enrolled in an honors-level high school general chemistry course organized by a collective of homeschooling families associated with local Christian churches. Anecdotal evidence suggested that the students met the learning objectives of the exercise. The…
Descriptors: Grade 10, High School Students, Home Schooling, Secondary School Science
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Banks, Gregory; Clinchot, Michael; Cullipher, Steven; Huie, Robert; Lambertz, Jennifer; Lewis, Rebecca; Ngai, Courtney; Sevian, Hannah; Szteinberg, Gabriela; Talanquer, Vicente; Weinrich, Melissa – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Making decisions about the production and use of chemical substances is of central importance in many fields. In this study, a research team comprising teachers and educational researchers collaborated in collecting and analyzing cognitive interviews with students from 8th grade through first-year university general chemistry in an effort to map…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Problem Solving
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Franco-Mariscal, Antonio Joaquín; Oliva-Martínez, Jose´ María; Gil, M. L. Almoraima – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The study reported here was conducted to investigate the perceptions of high school students on the use of educational games as a tool for teaching the periodic table of elements in a chemistry class in Spain. The 127 students who participated in this study came from six different classes in grade 10 (15-16 years old). The students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Student Attitudes
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Set, Seng; Ford, David; Kita, Masakazu – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
This research revealed that metal ions with different charges could significantly affect the viscosity of aqueous sodium carboxylmethylcellulose (CMC) solution. On the basis of an Ostwald viscometer, an improvised apparatus using a dropping ball for examining the viscosity of liquids/solutions has been developed. The results indicate that the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Molecular Structure, Metallurgy, Chemistry
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Marle, Peter D.; Decker, Lisa; Taylor, Victoria; Fitzpatrick, Kathleen; Khaliqi, David; Owens, Janel E.; Henry, Renee M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
This paper discusses a K-12/university collaboration in which students participated in a four-day scenario-based summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) camp aimed at making difficult scientific concepts salient. This scenario, Jumpstart STEM-CSI: Chocolate Science Investigation (JSCSI), used open- and guided-inquiry…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Learner Engagement, High School Students
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Hadenfeldt, Jan C.; Bernholt, Sascha; Liu, Xiufeng; Neumann, Knut; Parchmann, Ilka – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
Helping students develop a sound understanding of scientific concepts can be a major challenge. Lately, learning progressions have received increasing attention as a means to support students in developing understanding of core scientific concepts. At the center of a learning progression is a sequence of developmental levels reflecting an…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Mariscal, Antonio Joaquin Franco; Martinez, Jose Maria Oliva; Marquez, Serafin Bernal – Journal of Chemical Education, 2012
This paper describes an educational card game designed to help high school students (grade 10, 15-16 years old) "understand," as opposed to memorize, the periodic table. The game may also be used to identify different chemical elements found in daily life objects. As an additional value, students learn the names and symbols of the displayed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 10, Educational Games, Secondary School Science
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Nakiboglu, Canan; Tekin, Berna Bulbul – Journal of Chemical Education, 2006
This study represents the first attempt to elucidate and detail the types of misconceptions high school students hold relating to basic concepts and topics of nuclear chemistry. A diagnostic multiple-choice test was administered to 157 tenth-grade students (15-16 years old) and the data were analyzed. The results show that high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Misconceptions, Chemistry, Radiation
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Eilks, Ingo – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
The study investigates the students opinions on learning in a jigsaw classroom and enquiring on what they think about jigsaw classroom having the potential to make chemistry learning more attractive and whether it can help them to improve their communicative and social skills. The study was carried out using a lesson design for teaching an…
Descriptors: Nuclear Physics, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Tan, Kim Chwee Daniel; Goh, Ngoh Khang; Chia, Lian Sai; Treagust, David F. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
To assess the major sources of students' difficulties in qualitative analysis (QA), 51 grade 10 students (15 to 17 year old) from three secondary schools were interviewed. The results found that the major sources of students' difficulties in understanding QA are formation of precipitates, formation of complex salts and addition of acid.
Descriptors: Grade 10, Secondary Schools, Inorganic Chemistry, High School Students