ERIC Number: EJ633598
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Hands-On Discovery of Mirror Planes.
Moore, Deborah A.; Cortes-Figueroa, Jose E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v78 n1 p49 Jan 2001
In the study of chemical applications of group theory, some students find it difficult to identify the symmetry elements in a simple geometrical figure or molecular model. Suggests that pattern blocks and mirrors can identify mirror planes in geometrical figures to help students construct, develop, and explain concepts of symmetry elements. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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