ERIC Number: ED241293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Atoms and Molecules. Study Guide. Unit 2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.
The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the third year of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide is a four-part unit providing activities and experiments which build on concepts about particles learned in ZIM-SCI units C1 ("What is Water?") and C2 ("Particles in Action"). The material included expands students' knowledge to cover requirements of the O-Level General Science Syllabus. Part 1 focuses on elements, compounds, and mixtures, with references to basic concepts taught in units C1 and C2. Part 2 deals with particulate structure in matter with reference to Brownian motion. The concept of electrostatics is introduced in part 3 to get across the idea of matter being made up of tiny charged particles (ions). Protons and neutrons are also introduced. Part 4 deals with various aspects of chemical bonding. Actual O-level examination questions (with answers) as well as information on principles behind the activities and experiments are provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Diffusion (Physics), Electricity, General Science, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Matter, Molecular Structure, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Programs, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Units of Study
University of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zimbabwe Univ., Harare. Dept. of Curriculum Studies.; Ministry of Education and Culture (Zimbabwe).