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ERIC Number: EJ848961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
The Effect of Microscale Chemistry Experimentation on Students' Attitude and Motivation towards Chemistry Practical Work
Abdullah, Mashita; Mohamed, Norita; Ismail, Zurida Hj
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v30 n2 p44-72 Dec 2007
Microscale chemistry is an approach to conducting chemistry practicals which can help overcome increased concerns about environmental pollution problems as well as rising laboratory costs. It is accomplished by using miniature labware and significantly reduced amounts of chemicals. This paper reports on students' attitudes and motivation towards chemistry laboratory work before and after performing microscale chemistry experiments. Students' perceptions of the microscale chemistry experimentation are also reported. Students were exposed to ten microscale chemistry experiments in the chemistry laboratory for a period of 8 weeks. In general, students have a positive view of microscale chemistry experiments. However, findings from the survey conducted showed no significant difference in attitude and motivation before and after the treatment. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia