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ERIC Number: ED149889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 214
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: N/A
Turn on Chemistry Program with a Focus on Community Values.
Kalra, R. M.
The program is a terminal course in chemistry for 9-12 grade students who are non-science majors, low achievers, and/or American Indians. Its objectives include to provide a systematic and practical overview of the discipline of chemistry; to change student behavior through this knowledge; to develop social responsibility, scientific attitude, and the ability to apply what is learned to community situations; and to demonstrate knowledge about the great scientists, including the contributions made by American Indians. The units cover: our chemical world--the chemist's work, the world around us, contributions of scientists; fundamentals of chemistry--symbol and valence, atomic structure, mole concept, acids, bases, salt; environmental chemistry--air and water pollution and purification; chemistry in home and in farming; psychic drugs; chemistry and medical technology; space explorations; and, chemistry is fun--Christmas and Easter demonstrations, a chemical fair, chemistry and the national economy. Each unit first describes content, references, and objectives. The text of the units appears under four column headings: (1) Content, e.g., use of bleach; (2) Examples, Apparatus and Materials, e.g., drinking water, beaker, bleach; (3) Activities, e.g., students purify the water by adding bleach to it; and (4) Evaluation, e.g., students write a report on water purification methods used in their community. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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