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Journal of Chemical Education, 1985
Provides highlights of lectures, workshops, papers, and symposia presented at a conference which addressed such areas of chemical education as college/high school chemistry teaching; curriculum/curriculum development; safety; two-year programs; computers; toxicology and health hazards; problem-solving; writing skills development; textbooks;…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conferences, Higher Education
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Yankwich, Peter E.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Presents selected recommendations from the American Chemical Society Chemistry Education Task Force's list of 39 principal and 52 supplementary recommendations. Those listed focus on all levels of education, elementary school science, high school chemistry and science, two-year college chemistry, college/university chemistry and science, chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs
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Spencer, J. N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Examines why the technological superiority of the United States is being eroded, considering declining enrollments in college and secondary school science, faculty shortages, and other areas. Offers suggestions to remedy the situation, including making closer ties between colleges/universities and secondary schools, retraining teachers, and using…
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends
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Smith, Claire H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Two one-day conferences and a summer institute were held to provide inservice training for chemistry teachers. Brief descriptions of and conclusions related to these programs are provided. It is pointed out that such programs can be conducted without great expenditures of money and that various institutions/organizations are willing to help. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College School Cooperation, Conferences, High Schools
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Phillips, David A., Ed.; Phillips, Prudence, Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Discusses six educational and economic reasons for using demonstrations in a high school chemistry classroom. Also discusses reasons for doing lecture demonstrations as an integral part of college chemistry instruction. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Objectives
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Pitt, Martin J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Discusses six common problems which may occur when using temporary labels on chemicals, samples, or mixtures in teaching or research laboratories. Solutions to each of these problems are offered. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Bent, Henry A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Discusses the nature and role of models in various aspects of the chemistry curriculum, examining the purposes and importance of tangible, linguistic, arithmetical, thermodynamic, and quantum-physical models. Strategies in using models in laboratory work and in lecture demonstrations are also considered. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Phillips, David A., Ed.; Phillips, Prudence, Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Discusses reasons for teaching solution equilibrium in college and high school chemistry classes. Points out the most important aspects of this topic to consider at the elementary level and how (in a high school course) it is used as a transition topic, tying together other chemistry concepts presented. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemistry, College Science, Educational Objectives
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Wright, Norman A.; Blevins, Dennis D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Describes a simplified method of preparing 35mm projection slides with a minimum of equipment and expertise. The quality of these slides compares favorably to professionally produced diazo slides. Twenty-five slides can easily be prepared in less than three hours. Material cost per slide is comparable to professional color slide processing. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Friedstein, Harriet G., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Reviews filmstrip/cassette recording materials titled "Reaction Rates: Molecules in Motion." Also reviews six college-level textbooks, addressing major strengths/weaknesses of texts under consideration with regard to their specific usefulness to high school chemistry teachers. (JN)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Book Reviews, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry
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Goodstein, Madeline P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Discusses a conceptual scheme which may be used to unify the mathematical approach in chemistry. Includes sample problems demonstrating flaws in the present treatment of dimensional analysis, suggesting that such instruction should focus on relationships. Also considers who should teach rate concept and dimension analysis. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Gallagher, Barbara – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Describes an American Chemical Society (ACS) service which helps individuals not familiar with the resources of safety information. The service, which provides referrals to literature, films, educational courses, or organizations that can provide answers, exists to help in complying with legislation and dealing with all aspects of chemical health…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Health, High Schools
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Spears, L. Gene, Jr.; Spears, Larry G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Background information, procedures, and typical results are provided for an experiment illustrating the potential of hydrated salts for solar energy storage. The experiment involves a demonstration often used to illustrate the ease with which some transition metal ions can change their coordination numbers. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science, High Schools
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Lineback, David R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Discusses various aspects related to nutrition and athletics. Examines nutritional requirements, energy use, carbohydrate loading, and myths and fallacies regarding food and athletic performance. Indicates that scientific evidence does not validate the use of any special diet by an athlete. (JN)
Descriptors: Athletics, Chemistry, College Science, Dietetics
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Over 500 chemical educators met at Oklahoma State University during August 1982 to assess the condition of chemical education in the United States. Lists of conference organizers, technical program organizers and/or moderators, plenary speakers, special projects coordinators, ancillary program organizers, contributors, exhibitors, conference…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conferences, Higher Education
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