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ERIC Number: EJ1043268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Chocolate Shop and Atomic Orbitals: A New Atomic Model Created by High School Students to Teach Elementary Students
Liguori, Lucia
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n10 p1742-1744 Oct 2014
Atomic orbital theory is a difficult subject for many high school and beginning undergraduate students, as it includes mathematical concepts not yet covered in the school curriculum. Moreover, it requires certain ability for abstraction and imagination. A new atomic orbital model "the chocolate shop" created "by" students "for" students is presented. This model, which is the result of student imagination, is more tangible, being strictly related to daily life. The model has proved useful in teaching the structure of the atom in a 5th grade class. As for any other model, the chocolate model has its advantages and limitations, which are discussed.
Division of Chemical Education, Inc and ACS Publications Division of the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-227-5558; Tel: 202-872-4600; e-mail: eic@jce.acs.org; Web site: http://pubs.acs.org/jchemeduc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A