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Norton, Amie E.; Ringo, Jessica M.; Hendrickson, Spencer; McElveen, Jennifer M.; May, Francis J.; Connick, William B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A five-day discovery-based summer workshop for incoming ninth graders was designed and conducted at the University of Cincinnati (UC). The idea was to have an inquiry-based, research-driven laboratory experience where students were provided with a mentor who encouraged creativity and inquisitiveness. Over a period of three years, 33 students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Workshops, Summer Programs
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C¸etin, Pinar Seda; Eymur, Gülüzar – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
In this study, we employed a new instructional model that helps students develop scientific writing and presentation skills. Argument-driven inquiry (ADI) is one of the most novel instructional models that emphasizes the role of argumentation and inquiry in science education equally. This is an exploratory study where five ADI lab activities take…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Inquiry
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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 – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
This paper presents a project about the chemical elements made by 15-year-old Spanish high school students of Chemistry. It focuses on context-based teaching combined with the advantages of creating a large mural which subsequently is exposed in the school. The project consisted of researching the chemical elements in the different materials that…
Descriptors: Context Effect, High School Students, Science Materials, Structural Analysis (Science)
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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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Kamata, Masahiro; Yajima, Seiko – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
An educational experiment illustrates the electrolysis of water and copper chloride to middle school science students. The electrolysis cell is composed of filter paper soaked with Na[subscript 2]SO[subscript 4] or CuCl[subscript 2] aqueous solution sandwiched, along with a sheet of platinum foil, between two coin-type lithium batteries. When the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Middle Schools
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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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Igaz, Csaba; Proksa, Miroslav – Journal of Chemical Education, 2012
Using specially designed conceptual question pairs, 9th grade students were tested on tasks (presented as experimental situations in pictorial form) that involved controlling the variables' scheme of formal reasoning. The question topics focused on these three chemical contexts: chemistry in everyday life, chemistry without formal concepts, and…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Chemistry, Metacognition, Grade 9
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Carpenter, Yuen-ying; Phillips, Heather A.; Jakubinek, Michael B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Chemistry students are often introduced to the concept of reaction rates through demonstrations or laboratory activities involving the well-known iodine clock reaction. For example, a laboratory experiment involving thiosulfate as an iodine scavenger is part of the first-year general chemistry laboratory curriculum at Dalhousie University. With…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments, Science Activities
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Chandrasegaran, A. L.; Treagust, David F.; Mocerino, Mauro – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
An alternative program of instruction was implemented with 33 high-achieving Grade 9 students (15-16 years old) in Singapore that overtly focused on the use of macroscopic, submicroscopic, and symbolic representations to describe and explain the changes that occurred during the burning of metals, reactions of dilute acids, ionic precipitations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, High Achievement, Grade 9
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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