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Tsokou, Aimilia M.; Howells, Alix; Stark, Moray S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The ability to handle chemicals safely is a key aspect of the learning development of students studying chemistry; however, there have been no previously reported investigations of the quantity of chemicals spilled by students during lab experiments. Therefore, the first part of this article reports the assessment of the volume of chemicals…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Hazardous Materials, Accidents, Safety
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Hennah, Naomi; Seery, Michael K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Digital badges are emerging as an approach to offer microaccreditation for student achievements obtained in ongoing course work. They act to offer a formal recognition and framework for multiple small components which together make a significant contribution to student learning. Badges are promoted as a way of highlighting these particular…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, High School Students, Science Laboratories
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Pearson, Russell J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Different approaches to the use of "clickers" (also known as student response systems) were introduced to a cohort of 127 students over a two-year period with the aim of making students think more deeply in-class about their chemistry knowledge. Student performance was monitored, and individual, anonymous student feedback was frequently…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Chemistry, College Science
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Hurst, Glenn A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
A laboratory experiment was developed to enable students to investigate the use of smart hydrogels for potential application in targeted drug delivery. This is challenging for students to explore practically because of the extremely high risks of handling cross-linking agents such as glutaraldehyde. Genipin is a safe and green alternative that has…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments
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Coles, S. J.; Mapp, L. K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
An undergraduate practical exercise has been designed to provide hands-on, instrument-based experience of advanced characterization techniques. A research experience approach is taken, centered around the concept of solid-state polymorphism, which requires a detailed knowledge of molecular and crystal structure to be gained by advanced analytical…
Descriptors: College Science, Undergraduate Study, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Turner, Kristy L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Chemical bonding is one of the basic concepts in chemistry, and the topic of covalent bonding forms an important core of knowledge for the high school chemistry student. For many teachers it is a challenging concept to teach, not least because it relies mainly on traditional instruction and written work. Similarly, many students find the topic…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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O'Malley, Patrick J.; Agger, Jonathan R.; Anderson, Michael W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
An analysis is presented of the experience and lessons learned of running a MOOC in introductory physical chemistry. The course was unique in allowing students to conduct experimental measurements using a virtual laboratory constructed using video and simulations. A breakdown of the student background and motivation for taking the course is…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Virtual Classrooms, Open Education
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Gime´nez, Javier – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The main objective of this work was to show the application of the study of ancient technology and science on teaching (and learning) chemistry in Chemical Engineering Undergraduate studies. Degradation patterns of pigments used in Ancient Egypt were incorporated in the syllabus of the course entitled "Technological and Scientific…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemical Engineering, Technology, Undergraduate Study
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Rayner-Canham, Geoff; Rayner-Canham, Marelene – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Though guided-inquiry learning, discovery learning, student-centered learning, and problem-based learning are commonly believed to be recent new approaches to the teaching of chemistry, in fact, the concept dates back to the late 19th century. Here, we will show that it was the British chemist, Henry Armstrong, who pioneered this technique,…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational History
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Fergus, Suzanne; Kellett, Kathryn; Gerhard, Ute – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Using current research and real-life scenarios to motivate students to understand chemistry principles is a key strategy in learning and teaching. An illustration of psychoactive drugs referred to as "legal highs" used in the U.K. and Europe is presented to highlight key chemistry principles and relate the importance of chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Narcotics, Spectroscopy
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Reif-Acherman, Simo´n – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The British scientist Augustus Matthiessen (1831-1870) is widely known for his investigations on the influence of temperature on the electric conductivity of metals and alloys. However, his contributions to other areas of science throughout his career are not widely acknowledged. His research on the electrolytic decomposition of metallic salts…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Scientists, Scientific Research, Recognition (Achievement)
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Smith, David K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Social media provide a unique arena in which chemists can communicate directly with an international audience from a wide range of backgrounds. In particular, YouTube offers a rich environment through which students of chemistry and members of the general public can be engaged, and chemophobia can be addressed. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Networks, Educational Technology, Chemistry
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Nicholson, Rafaelle M.; Nicholson, John W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2012
Martha Whiteley (1866-1956) was one of the most important women chemists in the United Kingdom in the first half of the 20th century. In a male-dominated field, she was an academic on the staff of a co-educational university, Imperial College, London, where she carried out research of her own choosing, rather than assisting a male professor. She…
Descriptors: Females, Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Rayner-Canham, Marelene F.; Rayner-Canham, Geoff W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, British women chemists used poetry as a way of describing their work and as a means of social commentary. As far as we are aware, the chemistry-poetry interface has not previously been explored in the context of women's experience.
Descriptors: Females, Chemistry, Poetry, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Michael J.; Gray, Fiona M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
As battery producers and vendors, legislators, and the consumer population become aware of the consequences of inappropriate disposal of batteries to landfill sites instead of responsible chemical neutralization and reuse, the topic of battery recycling has begun to appear on the environmental agenda. In the United Kingdom, estimates of annual…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Recycling
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