ERIC Number: EJ1073048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Using Elephant's Toothpaste as an Engaging and Flexible Curriculum Alignment Project
Eldridge, Daniel S.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n8 p1406-1408 Aug 2015
There is an increasing focus across all educational sectors to ensure that learning objectives are aligned with learning activities and assessments. An attractive approach previously published is that of curriculum alignment projects. This paper discusses the use of the fun and famous "Elephant's Toothpaste" experiment as a customizable curriculum alignment project that can be tailored to address a large number of learning activities and learning outcomes in chemistry suitable for students ranging from late high school through to first year university.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education), Science Projects, Learning Activities, Behavioral Objectives, Chemistry, Instructional Materials, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, High School Students, College Freshmen, Demonstrations (Educational), Thermodynamics, Stoichiometry
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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