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Goh, N. K.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Provided is a model to depict how the development of process skills can be systematically achieved and in turn determine the students' achievement in science practicals. Modified laboratory instruction is compared with conventional laboratory instruction. The results of field testing on 164 ninth grade subjects are described. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Grade 9, Instructional Effectiveness, Laboratories
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Gass, J. Ric – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Discussed are concepts involved in legal liability for laboratory accidents. The focus of this article is on negligence, duty, and responsibility issues. Highlighted are the basis of a lawsuit, negligent tort, duty and breech of duty, and cause and harm. Thirty-one cases are cited. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Rund, John V.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Discusses a survey of selected undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses. Topics include: who preps the experiment; degree of faculty involvement; instructional loads; types of directions used; satisfaction with materials used; techniques taught; computer use; rating the laboratory; and a self rating. Provides data for each topic. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Class Size, College Science, Computer Uses in Education
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Davis, Jeff C. Jr.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Described are the camps, competitions, and tests of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad. International competition, local exams, participating high schools, and national exams are highlighted. A summary of test results from the 1988 national examinations are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Competition, Educational Opportunities
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Tabbutt, Frederick D.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
This paper reports on the success of a laboratory teaching technique for teaching undergraduate chemistry. Discussed are the premises of the approach, and the use of the computer, the explorations, and the seminar which are included in the course. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Course Descriptions
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Described is a practical resource that ties the specifics of classroom chemistry content to the specifics of teaching practice. Listed are 135 lessons found on three videodisks which have 700 pages of supporting written materials. Notes that the full gamut of the traditional high school curriculum is covered. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Nomenclature, Chemistry, Computer Interfaces, Computer Oriented Programs