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ERIC Number: EJ1079229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Chemical Alias: An Engaging Way to Examine Nomenclature
Kurushkin, Mikhail; Mikhaylenko, Maria
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n10 p1678-1680 Oct 2015
An educational card game, "Chemical Alias," has been developed as an alternative method of reviewing students' knowledge of nomenclature. In contrast to conventional tests, this highly competitive activity is a fun and effective way to examine and reinforce nomenclature. The students play in pairs, using Clark's famous spiral arrangement of the elements as the board and cards with chemical formulas. One of the students names the chemical compounds and the other answers with their chemical formulas. The counters are moved through the elements according to the number of correct answers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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