ERIC Number: EJ525165
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Mistaking the Map for the Territory.
Strauss, Michael J.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v25 n6 p408-12 May 1996
Addresses the issue of the semantics of chemical symbolism in introductory chemistry texts and lectures. Argues that understanding the historical context, the personal struggles of those who mapped the territory of chemistry, and how the meaning of the chemical symbols they used evolved over time are important for building a foundation for introductory chemistry. (JRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A