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ERIC Number: EJ1068668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Using Adobe Flash Animations of Electron Transport Chain to Teach and Learn Biochemistry
Teplá, Milada; Klímová, Helena
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v43 n4 p294-299 Jul-Aug 2015
Teaching the subject of the electron transport chain is one of the most challenging aspects of the chemistry curriculum at the high school level. This article presents an educational program called "Electron Transport Chain" which consists of 14 visual animations including a biochemistry quiz. The program was created in the Adobe Flash CS3 Professional animation program and is designed for high school chemistry students. Our goal is to develop educational materials that facilitate the comprehension of this complex subject through dynamic animations which show the course of the electron transport chain and simultaneously explain its nature. We record the process of the electron transport chain, including connections with oxidative phosphorylation, in such a way as to minimize the occurrence of discrepancies in interpretation. The educational program was evaluated in high schools through the administration of a questionnaire, which contained 12 opened-ended items and which required participants to evaluate the graphics of the animations, chemical content, student preferences, and its suitability for high school biochemistry teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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