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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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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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Norton, Amie E.; Ringo, Jessica M.; Hendrickson, Spencer; McElveen, Jennifer M.; May, Francis J.; Connick, William B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A five-day discovery-based summer workshop for incoming ninth graders was designed and conducted at the University of Cincinnati (UC). The idea was to have an inquiry-based, research-driven laboratory experience where students were provided with a mentor who encouraged creativity and inquisitiveness. Over a period of three years, 33 students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Workshops, Summer Programs
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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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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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C¸etin, Pinar Seda; Eymur, Gülüzar – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
In this study, we employed a new instructional model that helps students develop scientific writing and presentation skills. Argument-driven inquiry (ADI) is one of the most novel instructional models that emphasizes the role of argumentation and inquiry in science education equally. This is an exploratory study where five ADI lab activities take…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Inquiry
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Cipolla, Laura; Ferrari, Lia A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
A hands-on approach to introduce the chemical elements and the atomic structure to elementary/middle school students is described. The proposed classroom activity presents Bohr models of atoms using common and inexpensive materials, such as nested plastic balls, colored modeling clay, and small-sized pasta (or small plastic beads).
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Models, Science Materials, Hands on Science
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Woelk, Klaus – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
In a classroom or take-home activity, students are challenged to write their name as a combination of chemical-element symbols and calculate "their" molar mass. Age-appropriate versions ranging from middle school to entry-level college classes are discussed. Acceptable molar-mass suggestions may be used in a competition for the heaviest…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Hudson, Reuben; Glaisher, Samuel; Bishop, Alexandra; Katz, Jeffrey L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
A multiple day activity for students to create large-scale plastic objects from the biopolymer chitin (major component of lobster, crab, and shrimp shells) is described. The plastic objects created are durable and made from benign materials, making them suitable for students to take home to play with. Since the student-created plastic objects are…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Biotechnology, Science Materials, Introductory Courses
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Kuntzleman, Thomas S.; Ford, Nathan; No, Jin-Hwan; Ott, Mark E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Everyone enjoys seeing the cloudy white fog generated when solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) is placed in water. Have you ever wondered what physical and chemical processes occur to produce this fog? When asked this question, many chemical educators suggest that the fog is produced when atmospheric water vapor condenses on cold carbon dioxide gas…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Science Experiments, Middle Schools
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Stuckey, Marc; Eilks, Ingo – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
This paper discusses a set of easy, hands-on experiments that inquire into and differentiate among tattoo inks of varying quality. A classroom scenario is described for integrating these experiments into secondary school chemistry classes. Initial experiences from the classroom are also presented.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, High Schools
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Davis, T. A.; Athey, S. L.; Vandevender, M. L.; Crihfield, C. L.; Kolanko, C. C. E.; Shao, S.; Ellington, M. C. G.; Dicks, J. K.; Carver, J. S.; Holland, L. A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
This activity allows students to visualize the electrolysis of water in a microfluidic device in under 1 min. Instructional materials are provided to demonstrate how the activity meets West Virginia content standards and objectives. Electrolysis of water is a standard chemistry experiment, but the typical laboratory apparatus (e.g., Hoffman cell)…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Science Laboratories, Chemistry
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