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Leak, Anne E.; Sciaky, Elizabeth; Lenaburg, Lubella; Bianchini, Julie A.; Scott, Susannah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
This study explores how graduate students learn to participate in collaborative international science research. As part of an NSF-funded program, 21 graduate students participated in extended research visits to China, completing surveys before and after traveling, and participating in semistructured interviews upon returning to the U.S. These…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scientific Research, International Programs, Student Surveys
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Wan, Yanlan; Bi, Hualin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Chemistry core ideas play an important role in students' chemistry learning. On the basis of the representations of chemistry core ideas about "substances" and "processes" in the Chinese Chemistry Curriculum Standards (CCCS) and the U.S. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), we conduct a critical comparison of chemistry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Science Education
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Vrabec, Michal; Prokša, Miroslav – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
In this article we present the results of a study in which we tested the use of the experimental inventory BRI (Bonding Representations Inventory), developed by Cynthia J. Luxford and Stacey Lowery Bretz. The aim of our study was to test the usability of the experimental instrument in the Slovak educational system and to identify concrete…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Science Education, Chemistry
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Elmgren, Maja; Ho, Felix; Åkesson, Eva; Schmid, Siegbert; Towns, Marcy – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Chemistry education focused on learning outcomes is increasingly practiced, providing new opportunities for international comparisons. The interest in intended learning outcomes and constructive alignment has grown in many parts of the world due to both research in higher education and political decisions. In an International Union of Pure and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Outcomes of Education, Best Practices, Science Education
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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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Wei, Silin; Liu, Xiufeng; Wang, Zuhao; Wang, Xingqiao – Journal of Chemical Education, 2012
Research suggests that difficulty in making connections among three levels of chemical representations--macroscopic, submicroscopic, and symbolic--is a primary reason for student alternative conceptions of chemistry concepts, and computer modeling is promising to help students make the connections. However, no computer modeling-based assessment…
Descriptors: Measurement, Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Martin, Christopher B.; Schmidt, Monica; Soniat, Michael – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
A survey was conducted of four-year institutions that teach undergraduate organic chemistry laboratories in the United States. The data include results from over 130 schools, describes the current practices at these institutions, and discusses the statistical results such as the scale of the laboratories performed, the chemical techniques applied,…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Equipment, Undergraduate Students, Science Education
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Farmer, Steven C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
The use of in-class stories is an excellent way to keep a class interested in subject matter. Many organic chemistry classes are populated by nonchemistry majors, such as pre-med, pre-pharm, and biology students. Trivia questions are presented that are designed to show how organic chemistry is an important subject to students regardless of their…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Organic Chemistry, Biology, Student Interests
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Niaz, Mansoor; Cardellini, Liberato – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Bohr's model of the atom is considered to be important by general chemistry textbooks. A shortcoming of this model was that it could not explain the spectra of atoms containing more than one electron. To increase the explanatory power of the model, Sommerfeld hypothesized the existence of elliptical orbits. This study aims to elaborate a framework…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Chemistry, Models, Science Education
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Sharma, Vinita; McKone, Harold T.; Markow, Peter G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
This article presents a brief history of the artificial coloration of foods, a discussion of the worldwide use of synthetic food dyes, and methods for separating and identifying 14 dyes in common use globally. The United States Food and Drug Administration presently has certified seven synthetic dyes for use in foods. An additional seven synthetic…
Descriptors: Color, Food, Technology, Identification
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Loshbaugh, Heidi G.; Laursen, Sandra L.; Thiry, Heather – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Calls for reform in graduate education have emerged from professional societies, educational research, and foundations, with particular concern for how graduate students are prepared for their future professional environments. This qualitative research study explores current issues in Ph.D. chemistry education, including how U.S. chemistry…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs, Chemistry
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Kuntzleman, Thomas S.; Baldwin, Bruce W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
We believe that students should have opportunities--early and often--to learn about science and math activities in fun and recreational ways. As a result, we try to provide many science enrichment activities to the surrounding community. In doing so, we hope to inspire young students to become future scientists and mathematicians. Here we describe…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Middle Schools
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Cardellini, Liberato – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
This interview provides glimpses of Joseph J. Lagowski and his life from the time he played with a Gilbert chemistry set, to his tenure at The University of Texas at Austin. His initial interest in chemistry was further nurtured and developed thanks to an excellent high school teacher. In the interview, Lagowski discusses his research in…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Active Learning, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Woelk, Klaus – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
A classroom activity is presented in which students are challenged to find matches between the United States two-letter postal abbreviations for states and chemical element symbols. The activity aims to lessen negative apprehensions students might have when the periodic table of the elements with its more than 100 combinations of letters is first…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Goll, James G.; Wilkinson, Lindsay J.; Snell, Dolores M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
The first artificial satellite, Sputnik, was launched over fifty years ago, on October 4, 1957, marking the beginning of the space age. The launch of Sputnik inspired coal miners' sons in Coalwood, West Virginia, to form a rocket research program. The story of these coal miners' sons was told by Homer Hickham, Jr., in the book Rocket Boys: A…
Descriptors: Fuels, Satellites (Aerospace), Chemistry, Classrooms
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