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Kuntzleman, Thomas S.; Annis, Jezrielle; Anderson, Hazel; Kenney, Joshua B.; Doctor, Ninad – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
When Mentos candies are dropped into a bottle of Diet Coke, a foamy fountain jets out of the beverage container. It has previously been argued that ingredients found in Mentos candies significantly enhance this fountaining effect. Other previous work has demonstrated that the kinetics of foam production can be quantitatively monitored using a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Chemistry, Kinetics, Science Experiments
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Que, Ronghui; Sha, Sha; Shen, Liqun; Xiong, Yanlin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
The extinguishment of the candle flame in the well-known candle-and-cylinder experiment has been erroneously viewed as caused by the complete consumption of oxygen, for many reasons. To address this misconception scientifically, a series of experiments are carried out to illustrate the phenomenon from a new point of view. Limewater…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Laboratory Experiments
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Craney, Chris L.; Lau, Thomas; Nelson, William T.; Ghomeshi, Adrianna; Rust, James M.; de Groot, Robert M.; Dennis, Donovan P.; Robertson, Ellen; Kissel, Jessica – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
The Japanese lesson study (JLS) model for curriculum development has seen limited application to middle school science classrooms. The JLS model was used to develop and refine three hands-on activities focused on four major eighth grade science topics from the California curriculum. Prior assessments of these topics showed limited understanding by…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Educational Change
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Eriksen, Kristina; Nielsen, Bjarne E.; Pittelkow, Michael – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
We present a simple procedure to make an augmented reality app to visualize any chemical 3D model. The molecular structure may be based on crystallographic data or from computational modeling. This guide is made in such a way that no programming skills are needed, and the procedure uses free software and provides a way to visualize 3D structures…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Molecular Structure, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ling, Yizhou; Xiang, Jiamin; Chen, Kai; Zhang, Junyao; Ren, Hongyan – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
To promote the integration of aesthetic education into chemistry education, this study designed activities to photograph precipitation reaction experiments with a smartphone, thereby combining experimental inquiry with artistic creation across disciplines. These activities were divided into (i) perceiving, (ii) appreciating, (iii) exploring, and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools
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Boys, Alexander J.; Walsh, Mark C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Elementary and middle school science curricula typically focus on generating an interest in science and engineering through the use of hands-on activities that demonstrate specific concepts. Laboratory activities designed in this manner often circumvent some of the main challenges that engineers and scientists face, namely balancing advantages and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Kizilaslan, Aydin; Sozbilir, Mustafa; Zorluoglu, Seraceddin Levent – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Science education could be made more accessible to students with visual impairments through collaboration and specific adaptation in both the science classrooms and laboratories. For example, by providing simple adaptations or doing some essential modifications, students can gain experience with measuring, balancing, and weighing a variety of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Visual Impairments, Teaching Methods, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Pino, Hernan; Pastor, Vanesa; Grimalt-Álvaro, Carme; López, Víctor – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
In this article, a low-cost and pocket-sized setup for measuring CO[subscript 2] is presented. This setup is based on Arduinos, making it economic and open to modifications or improvements that satisfy other needs. It is composed of an Arduino board, a CO[subscript 2] sensor, an SD-card module, and a control panel. The device has been tested in…
Descriptors: Measurement Equipment, Computer Uses in Education, Chemistry, Elementary School Science
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Dean, Natalie L.; Ewan, Corrina; Braden, Douglas; McIndoe, J. Scott – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Comprehension of the 3D structure of objects usually represented in 2D is a critical part of understanding molecular geometries. The frequency with which students actually get hands-on with 3D molecular structures is often limited to a singular laboratory session. We sought to develop a set of molecular shapes that were inexpensive enough not only…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Molecular Structure, Science Laboratories
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Dyer, Robert M. B.; Venton, B. Jill; Maeng, Jennifer L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
University of Virginia, like many other universities, has developed a chemistry outreach program (called Chemistry Learning through Experimentation, Awareness, and Demonstration; i.e., Chemistry LEAD) that visits K-5 schools and teaches inquiry-based chemistry lessons in order to engage local students with science. Chemistry LEAD is graduate…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Outreach Programs, Elementary School Science, Inquiry
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Sereda, Grigoriy; Hawkins, Benjamin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
We report a series of three experiments that introduce students at different stages of their academic preparation to the medical applications of hydrogels for controlled drug delivery and wound healing. The laboratory activity bridges the fundamental concepts of chemistry (acids and bases, equilibria, solvation, and reversible esterification) with…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Science Instruction
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Kuntzleman, Thomas S.; Davenport, Laura S.; Cothran, Victoria I.; Kuntzleman, Jacob T.; Campbell, Dean J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
When carbonated beverages (which are supersaturated solutions of aqueous carbon dioxide) are confined within a narrow-necked container, events which rapidly release the gas from solution produce a fountain out of the beverage. One well-known variant of this experiment is the addition of Mentos candies to a bottle of Diet Coke. Previous reports…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
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DeKorver, Brittland K.; Choi, Mark; Towns, Marcy – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Chemical demonstration shows are a popular form of informal science education (ISE), employed by schools, museums, and other institutions in order to improve the public's understanding of science. Just as teachers employ formative and summative assessments in the science classroom to evaluate the impacts of their efforts, it is important to assess…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Middle Schools
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Ngai, Courtney; Sevian, Hannah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Chemical identity, the idea that every substance has at least one property that makes it unique and able to be differentiated from other substances, is core to the practice of chemistry. Such practice requires using properties to classify as well as to differentiate. Learning which substance properties are productive in chemical identity thinking…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
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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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