ERIC Number: EJ960355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Organic Chemistry Trivia: A Way to Interest Nonchemistry Majors
Farmer, Steven C.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n12 p1648-1650 Dec 2011
The use of in-class stories is an excellent way to keep a class interested in subject matter. Many organic chemistry classes are populated by nonchemistry majors, such as pre-med, pre-pharm, and biology students. Trivia questions are presented that are designed to show how organic chemistry is an important subject to students regardless of their major. In addition, a brief expansion of the topics and suggestions on how to include them into organic chemistry lectures are described.
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Organic Chemistry, Biology, Student Interests, Games, Lecture Method, Science Education, Drug Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Toxicology, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States