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Boyle, Timothy J.; Sears, Jeremiah M.; Hernandez-Sanchez, Bernadette A.; Casillas, Maddison R.; Nguyen, Thao H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
The Chemistry Science Investigation: Dognapping Workshop was designed to (i) target and inspire fourth grade students to view themselves as "Junior Scientists" before their career decisions are solidified; (ii) enable hands-on experience in fundamental scientific concepts; (iii) increase public interaction with science, technology,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Middle Schools
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Fakayode, Sayo O.; Pollard, David A.; Snipes, Vincent T.; Atkinson, Alvin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Development of an effective strategy for promoting science education and professional development of K-12 science educators is a national priority to strengthen the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This article reports the outcomes of a Geoscience Professional Development Program (GPDP) workshop…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Earth Science, Science Education
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Hohloch, Janice M.; Grove, Nathaniel; Bretz, Stacey Lowery – Journal of Chemical Education, 2007
A pre-service science and mathematics teacher participated in an action research project to reform a chemistry course required of elementary and middle childhood pre-service teachers. Activities to emphasize a hands-on approach to learning chemistry and to model teaching science through inquiry for these pre-service teachers are described. The…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Mathematics Teachers, Action Research, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kuntzleman, Thomas S.; Ford, Nathan; No, Jin-Hwan; Ott, Mark E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Everyone enjoys seeing the cloudy white fog generated when solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) is placed in water. Have you ever wondered what physical and chemical processes occur to produce this fog? When asked this question, many chemical educators suggest that the fog is produced when atmospheric water vapor condenses on cold carbon dioxide gas…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Science Experiments, Middle Schools