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Meek, Simon J.; Pitman, Catherine L.; Miller, Alexander J. M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
An introductory guide to deducing the mechanism of chemical reactions is presented. Following a typical workflow for probing reaction mechanism, the guide introduces a wide range of kinetic and mechanistic tools. In addition to serving as a broad introduction to mechanistic analysis for students and researchers, the guide has also been used by…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts
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Sarquis, A. M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2001
Describes the Center for Chemistry Education (CCE) model for teacher development. Provides three examples of professional development programs that were taken primarily from three CCE initiatives that include Teaching Science with Toys, Partners for Terrific Science, and Science Integration in Today's Elementary Schools. (Contains 12 references.)…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Science Instruction
Paris, Scott G.; And Others – Kamehameha Journal of Education, 1994
Field trips to museums can enrich education, though teachers and parents must guide children's explorations and help them connect their previously gained knowledge with new information from the exhibits. The article describes a study of children in museums, discussing the findings and making suggestions for enhancing museum experiences. (SM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
Hao, Ramona Newton; And Others – Kamehameha Journal of Education, 1993
Several articles explain the integrated interdisciplinary approach used in Hawaii's PETOM (Preservice Education for Teachers of Minorities) program, which prepares educators to teach students of culturally diverse backgrounds. After an overview of PETOM, the articles look at the mathematics, science, art, and social studies modules. (SM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Higher Education
Frost, Laura – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2001
Plantwatch is an international program in which observers note the spring flowering times of key indicator plants and report them on the Internet. Steps are outlined for teachers who wish to involve their classes in Plantwatch. Tips are offered for teaching younger and older students about phenology (the study of periodic biological events related…
Descriptors: Botany, Climate Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Dreyfus, Amos; Lieberman, Ronit – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Presented are some suggestions and information designed to increase the biology teacher's awareness of the potential for participation in discussion by each individual pupil in his/her class. (PB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Questioning Techniques, Science Education
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Reams, Max W. – Journal of Geological Education, 1981
The modification of an entire undergraduate curriculum to the concept of meeting explicit educational goals and objectives is reported. This system clarifies the student's responsibility in a course, permits rapid restudy, aids evaluation by faculty, and allows for easy reorganization of courses. (JT)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Curriculum, College Students, Course Objectives
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Folkomer, Timothy H. – Journal of Geological Education, 1981
Three groups of junior high school students were exposed to different teaching methods (lecture, lecture-laboratory, and field trip) and were tested on both concrete and abstract information to see whether there was a significant difference in the amount of learning among teaching methods. (JT)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips
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Cohen, Richard W.; Whitmer, John C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Describes how Gibbs valley graphs can clarify the relation between the Gibbs function and chemical equilibrium. Gives examples from gas phase equilibria. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Murdoch, Joseph R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Presents information concerning a fundamental concept for understanding reaction rate, the idea of a rate-limiting step for a chemical reaction. Discusses problems in using flow analogies and introduces an alternative approach to finding the rate-limiting step based on locating the transition state of highest energy. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Joshi, Bhairav D.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Presents a procedure for evaluating the required integrals for undergraduate students attempting to understand the consequences of perturbation theory. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Mathematical Applications
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Dewhurst, F.; Dewhurst, F. R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Describes various uses for balloons in chemistry instruction, such as their use as stirring devices, gas reservoirs, sources of carbon dioxide, and as atomic models. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Science Education
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Moore, John W., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Provides short descriptions of chemists' applications of computers in instruction: an interactive instructional program for Instrumental-Qualitative Organic Analysis; question-and-answer exercises in organic chemistry; computerized organic nomenclature drills; integration of theoretical and descriptive materials; acid-base titration simulation;…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs
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Mettes, C. T. C. W.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Describes the specifics of instruction in thermodynamics using a problem-solving technique introduced in a previous issue of this journal. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Content, Higher Education
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Mickey, Charles D., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Discusses the concept of equilibrium in chemical systems, particularly in relation to predicting the position of equilibrium, predicting spontaneity of a reaction, quantitative applications of the equilibrium constant, heterogeneous equilibrium, determination of the solubility product constant, common-ion effect, and dissolution of precipitates.…
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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