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ERIC Number: EJ1202279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1756-1108
The Effects of Microcomputer-Based Laboratories on Students Macro, Micro, and Symbolic Representations When Learning about Net Ionic Reactions
Ye, Jianqiang; Lu, Shanshan; Bi, Hualin
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v20 n1 p288-301 Jan 2019
This study uses graphs of conductivity measured by a microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) to promote students' macro, micro, and symbolic representations when learning about net ionic reactions (NIR). A total of 54 students, aged 14-15 years old participated in this research, and were randomly divided into an experimental group (N = 27) and a control group (N = 27). The students in the experimental group were given graphs of conductivity measured by MBL, while the control group had a demonstration of acid-base titration experiments. The results reveal that the graphs of conductivity have a large effect on students' macro, micro, and symbolic representations, that is, the students in the experimental group build more representations than the students in the control group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: China