ERIC Number: ED328405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Chemistry. Focus on Excellence, Volume 3, Number 2.
Penick, John E., Ed.; Krajcik, Joseph, Ed.
Eight examples of innovative and outstanding chemistry programs are described. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. Included are the goals of an exemplary science program and the criteria for excellence. Programs described are: (1) "Chemistry for All"; (2) "Chemistry-Biochemistry"; (3) "Chemical Concepts Through Investigation"; (4) "High School Chemistry--An Equilibrium"; (5) "Using High-Interest Activities"; (6) "Chemistry: Three Courses, Five Levels"; (7) "Individualized Chemistry"; and (8) "Humor in Chemistry." An analysis of exemplars in chemistry is presented. (KR)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs, Excellence in Education, High Schools, Innovation, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Technology
National Science Teachers Association Publications Department, 1742 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.; National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Project Synthesis
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