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ERIC Number: EJ1108454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Picture Chem: Playing a Game to Identify Laboratory Equipment Items and Describe Their Use
Kavak, Nusret; Yamak, Havva
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n7 p1253-1255 Jul 2016
Laboratory activities are an important means of instruction in science; as such, they have been used in chemistry education since the 1880s. Many learning objectives can be achieved through the use of laboratory activities undertaken by chemistry students. In student-centered laboratory activities, students should know how to use an apparatus in designing an experiment. In this Activity, we describe the development and preliminary use of a game to help students learn the names and functions of common chemistry laboratory equipment. The game, Picture Chem, was played with 30 cards and a playing board. An analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats was used to improve the game. The effectiveness of the game was tested quantitatively, with results showing that students find Picture Chem to be both enjoyable and beneficial.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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