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ERIC Number: EJ1154178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Development of Computational Thinking in a High School Chemistry Course
Matsumoto, Paul S.; Cao, Jiankang
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n9 p1217-1224 Sep 2017
Computational thinking is a component of the Science and Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards, which were adopted by some states. We describe the activities in a high school chemistry course that may develop students' computational thinking skills by primarily using Excel, a widely available spreadsheet software. These activities were classified as (i) the use of simulation and modeling, (ii) experimental data analysis, (iii) coding or programming, (iv) algorithmic reasoning, and (v) statistics and probability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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