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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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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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Tipton, Tom, Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Presents a flow chart for naming inorganic compounds. Although it is not necessary for students to memorize rules, preliminary skills needed before using the chart are outlined. Also presents an activity in which the mass of an imaginary atom is determined using lead shot, Petri dishes, and a platform balance. (JN)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemistry, College Science, Flow Charts
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Gilbert, George L., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Provides instructions and a list of materials needed to demonstrate: (1) a model of the quantum mechanical atom; (2) principles involved in metal corrosion and in the prevention of this destructive process by electrochemical means; and (3) a Thermit reaction, modified to make it more dramatic and interesting for students. (SK)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Dammgen, Ulrich; Keune, Herbert – Journal of Chemical Education, 1985
Shows how a standard slide projector can be adapted for use as an effective spectroscope. Also describes three experiments using the modified slide projector. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Moore, John W., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1985
Describes: (1) an interactive computer simulation for a science fair display of chromatography inks; (2) analytical chemistry programs; (3) microcomputer-assisted drills in organic synthesis; (4) programs for conformation analysis of ethane and butane; (5) MOLPIX--a program for generating and displaying molecular structures; and (6) chemical…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Renfrew, Malcolm M., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1980
Provides information regarding spill control systems in chemical and biological laboratories. Various methods currently in use are described. Suggestions are made for the use of absorbents. (CS)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Higher Education, Safety
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