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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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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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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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Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Highlights general papers presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Stillwater, Oklahoma 1982). Topics focused on suggested changes to improve chemistry instruction/curriculum, chemistry of synfuels, science/manufacturing in low-earth orbit, status of chemical education, chemical education history, and history of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Fourteen papers presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Stillwater, Oklahoma 1982) are summarized. Papers focused on secondary/college chemistry courses, programs, instructional strategies, and projects emphasizing the relationship of chemistry to "real world" problems and issues. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Coping with the high cost of teaching chemistry, content of organic chemistry, instructional strategies, and approaches in dealing with the changing student population (urban blacks/hispanics, handicapped, and other nontraditional students) are among the topics discussed in 19 papers presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on Chemical…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Costs, Course Descriptions
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Forty-five "poster session" papers presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Stillwater, Oklahoma 1982) are highlighted. These papers focused on computers in chemistry and chemical education (emphasizing programs) and on instructional innovations (including courses, teaching methods, testing, experiments, and others). (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs
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Harrison, Anna J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1982
Suggesting that the scientific community must provide leadership to improve science education, discusses various issues in science, chemistry, and chemical education and the role of professional organizations (particularly the American Chemical Society) and its members in achieving educational goals by cooperative efforts and interactions with…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science
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Ragsdale, Ronald O. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1982
A cooperative lab program between local high schools and the University of Utah was initiated in 1975. Describes reasons for university's interest in such a program, guidelines high school teachers have agreed to follow, and program requirements/operation. Includes student/teacher comments on the program. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Cooperative Programs, High Schools
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Frazer, Malcolm – Journal of Chemical Education, 1982
Nine recommendations on chemical education approved at the 6th International Conference on Chemical Education are presented, each directed toward specific organizations or individuals. Some of the recommendations relate to exchange of information, new organizations, attitudes toward chemistry, chemical education and society, teacher education, and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science
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Campbell, J. Arthur; Bent, Henry A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1982
Suggestions are offered to illustrate concepts and processes by using simple materials such as paper, paper clip, rubber band (bonding, entropy, endothermic processes). Also suggests using basic terminology: elementary ratios, percent, reaction chemistry for entropy function; equilibrium constants for Gibbs energies; and chemical mechanics for…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Higher Education
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Reif, F. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Discusses some central ideas emerging from a systematic approach to teaching scientific problem-solving skills. Areas considered include: insights derived from naturalistic studies; effective problem-solving methods; problem-solving procedures; characteristics of the knowledge base (focusing on functional conceptual building blocks, knowledge…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Processes, College Science, High Schools
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Schaap, Timothy L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Describes a technique for projecting reactions in test tubes by turning an overhead projector on its side. The technique can be used with any ordinary projector. (JM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), High Schools
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Adams, Mary – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Offers suggestions for teaching South American, Arab, and Oriental students, focusing on typical problems these students face such as differences in culture, educational system, North American language, idiom, tests and grading, and classroom discussion. (SK)
Descriptors: College Science, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Higher Education
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