ERIC Number: ED130834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
The Mole as an Explanatory Device: How Do You Know a Mole if You See One? A Manual for Chemistry Students. Sample Teaching Materials: The Explanatory Modes Project.
Roberts, Douglas A.
This booklet is designed to supplement the study of introductory chemistry. It deals particularly with the mole concept but also includes ideas for analyzing the kinds of statements that appear in all science textbooks and scientific writing. The material in the booklet should be studied after the completion of an introductory textbook study of the mole concept. Part 1 presents an analysis of the mole concept and part 2 is an account of the contributions of Dalton, Gay-Lussac, and Avagadro to the mole concept. The main text appears only on odd-numbered pages; the even-numbered pages contain corresponding commentaries and suggestions for analyzing the text. (MH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Guides, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Science Education, Science History, Scientific Concepts, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks
Explanatory Modes Project, Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St., West, Toronto 181, Ontario, Canada (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Dept. of Curriculum.