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Kumar, David D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Discusses computer-based approaches to balancing chemical equations. Surveys 13 methods, 6 based on matrix, 2 interactive programs, 1 stand-alone system, 1 developed in algorithm in Basic, 1 based on design engineering, 1 written in HyperCard, and 1 prepared for the World Wide Web. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computers, Educational Technology, Science Education
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Niaz, Mansoor – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Illustrates how a novel problem of chemical equilibrium based on a closely related sequence of items can facilitate students' conceptual understanding. Students were presented with a chemical reaction in equilibrium to which a reactant was added as an external effect. Three studies were conducted to assess alternative conceptions. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes
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Ebenezer, Jazlin V. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Describes the characteristics and values of hypermedia for learning chemistry. Reports on how a hypermedia environment was used to explore a group of 11th grade chemistry students' conceptions of table salt dissolving in water. Indicates that a hypermedia environment can be used to explore, negotiate, and assess students' conceptions of…
Descriptors: Animation, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning)
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Balaban, Alexandru T. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Discusses in great detail aspects connected with the visual and mental processing of chemical images. Presents various types of conventions for translating three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional representations. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Models
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Vasquez-Abad, Jesus – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Describes one use of the World Wide Web in support of learning in a chemistry methods course for preservice teachers at the University of Montreal. Discusses an assignment involving a treasure hunt on the Web. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computers, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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Ealy, Julie B. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Evaluates first-year college students' perceptions of molecular modeling. Examines the effectiveness, integration with course content, interests, benefits, advantages, and disadvantages of molecular modeling. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Simulation, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Kimbrough, Doris R. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Describes gender differences in the use of online chat room tutorials by nontraditional chemistry students enrolled in distance-learning sections of a general chemistry course. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Distance Education, Higher Education, Internet
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Tan, Sun-Teck; Tan, Lian-Kuan – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1997
Illustrates the development of multimedia courseware such as CHEMMAT. Discusses the features of the courseware including adaptability, use of the teacher module, use of graphics and video clips, and the ease of customizing the content in various languages. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education
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Jackson, Mark D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1998
Describes a course for non-chemistry majors that uses a distance-education format. Utilizes lectures on videotape, electronic communication, thematic research assignments, and take-home lab projects. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Distance Education
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Beall, Herbert – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1998
Argues that part of the value of expressive writing is that it can provide communication within the chemistry classroom and involve students in the course. Describes the process of in-class writing with suggestions for its use. Contains 86 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Content Area Writing, Higher Education, Science Activities
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Horwitz, Paul; Barowy, Bill – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1994
Describes a project that explores the use of interactive computer software for teaching Einstein's special theory of relativity to secondary students. Also describes ways to use computers to help students visualize and experiment with otherwise inaccessible phenomena. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Concept Formation
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Kumar, David D.; And Others – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1994
Investigates HyperCard as a tool for assessment in science education and determines whether or not a HyperCard assessment instrument could differentiate between expert and novice student performance on balancing stoichiometric equations in science education. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Evaluation, High Schools, Measures (Individuals)