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McClure, Craig P.; Lucius, Aaron L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
An upper-level undergraduate course that explores ethics in chemistry and the impact of chemical innovations on society has been developed. Goals of this course were to promote student recognition of ethical considerations in chemical innovations and chemical research and demonstrate the link between the application of chemical innovations and the…
Descriptors: Opinions, Chemistry, Citizenship Responsibility, Ethics
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Nameroff, Tamara J.; Busch, Daryle H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
The Society Committee on Education (SOCED) of the American Chemistry Society (ACS) held an invitational meeting, "Exploring the Molecular Vision" to re-construct the chemistry curriculum, in keeping with modern interdisciplinary practices. The meeting confirmed that chemistry education must interact with diverse disciplines, and portray its value…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Conferences, Educational Trends
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Walczak, Mary M.; Walczak, Daniel E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
The importance of educating people to live in our increasingly science- and technology-rich world is well established. Many institutions require students to take one or more courses in science. Some nonscience majors are intrigued by this opportunity, while others are less inclined to take science classes. This project used a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Nonmajors, Student Attitudes, Course Content
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Coleman, William F. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
The importance of chemistry in daily life of the students is discussed. The approach provides a connection between the details of molecular structure, bonding and reactivity with many aspects of the impact of chemistry on the society.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Molecular Structure, Science Instruction, Science and Society
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Samet, Cindy; Higgins, Pamela J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
A course designed on the theme of Napoleon's Buttons, which states that there is a connection between the chemical structure of a compound and its pivotal moments in history affecting the development of society is explained. Students liked the book choice for the course because the focus was not on straight chemistry, but the intersection of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Role Theory, Intellectual History, Course Descriptions
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Harpp, David N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
This article is a general summary of the James Flack Norris Award Lecture given in November 2003. It chronicles various events leading up to the award centering on teaching chemistry to very large classes and providing information to the general public through a unique University Office for Science and Society.
Descriptors: Science Education, Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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de Melo, Nathalie F. S.; Fraceto, Leonardo F.; Grillo, Renato – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Rapid growth in nanoscience and nanotechnology in recent years has been accompanied by studies of the toxicity and potential impacts of nanomaterials on human health and the environment, but less has been done concerning education in this area. There is therefore a need for courses that address this theme at universities worldwide, in order to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Public Health, Science and Society, Fundamental Concepts
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Rojanarata, Theerasak; Waewsa-nga, Kwanrutai; Muangchang, Thanawit; Ratanakreethakul, Pudinan; Plianwong, Samarwadee; Winotapun, Weerapath; Opanasopit, Praneet; Ngawhirunpat, Tanasait – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
This article demonstrates how a student research project could connect classroom and community. Using local citizens' concerns about the adulteration of cosmetics by prohibited substances as a research problem, fifth-year pharmaceutical chemistry students were challenged to use their knowledge to create cost-effective and environmentally friendly…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cosmetology, Student Research, Student Projects
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White, Harold B., III; Brown, Steven D.; Johnston, Murray V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
A study is conducted about including a course curriculum that would inform and sensitize students to social issues relating to science in a setting that emphasizes oral and visual communication. This would help students to develop critical thinking skills, practice communication skills, and gain confidence in their ability to think through public…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Public Policy, Thinking Skills, Communication Skills
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Celestino, Teresa; Marchetti, Fabio – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Educating future scientists and citizens is more effective if students are guided to correctly apply what they learned in school to their daily lives. This experience-based work is focused on the study of a well-known commercial product: cat litter. This material offers different starting points for a critical examination. Questions related to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Chemistry, High School Students, Science Instruction
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Tomasik, Janice Hall; LeCaptain, Dale; Murphy, Sarah; Martin, Mary; Knight, Rachel M.; Harke, Maureen A.; Burke, Ryan; Beck, Kara; Acevedo-Polakovich, I. David – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Motivating students in analytical chemistry can be challenging, in part because of the complexity and breadth of topics involved. Some methods that help encourage students and convey real-world relevancy of the material include incorporating environmental issues, research-based lab experiments, and service learning projects. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Environmental Education, Student Research, College Science
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Daly, John M.; Sarquis, Jerry L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Presents a topical outline for a course in chemistry for students in the health professions, as recommended for use by a committee of the American Chemical Society. States that there are several appropriate texts written for courses of this type. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Shakhashiri, Bassam Z. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1986
Presents several perspectives on what quality chemistry teaching is, including the need for chemistry educators to communicate the positive contributions of chemistry to society. Describes a hierarchy of teaching/learning activities, characteristics of good teachers, and examples of how to be aware of the learner's perspective. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Smedley, Leslie C., Jr. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Reports on a study designed to provide a profile of the learning styles of members of the American Chemical Society. Indicates that chemists tend to be more alike than different in their approach to learning. Suggests that chemists tend to be convergers preferring active experimentation more than reflective observation. (TW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Chemical Industry, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes
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Shaner, Sarah E.; Hooker, Paul D.; Nickel, Anne-Marie; Leichtfuss, Amanda R.; Adams, Carissa S.; de la Cerda, Dionisia; She, Yuqi; Gerken, James B.; Pokhrel, Ravi; Ambrose, Nicholas J.; Khaliqi, David; Stahl, Shannon S.; Schuttlefield Christus, Jennifer D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Electrochemical water oxidation is a major focus of solar energy conversion efforts. A new laboratory experiment has been developed that utilizes real-time, hands-on research to discover catalysts for solar energy conversion. The HARPOON, or Heterogeneous Anodes Rapidly Perused for Oxygen Overpotential Neutralization, experiment allows an array of…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy, Science Laboratories, Science Experiments
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