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Kauffman, George B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Proposes that preparative chemistry is an important and integral part of chemistry as a whole, and an excellent way to introduce students to descriptive chemistry. Provides an outline for students to follow for converting and transforming salts. Suggests a set of general guidelines for studying anion and cation transformations. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science, Guidelines
Penick, John E., Ed.; Krajcik, Joseph, Ed. – 1985
Eight examples of innovative and outstanding chemistry programs are described. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. Included are the goals of an exemplary science program…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs
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Tinnesand, Michael; Chan, Alan – Science Teacher, 1987
Argues that cookbook chemistry laboratory experiments do little to teach scientific inquiry. Suggests providing students with laboratory experiences that follow the introduction of a concept and challenge students to investigate that concept through an experiment involving very few initial instructions. Lists some such challenges used in chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Inquiry, Laboratory Procedures, Learning Processes