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Sen, Senol; Oskay, Ozge Ozyalcin – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 5E inquiry learning activities on students' achievement, attitude toward chemistry. A non-equivalent control group design was used to the quasi-experimental research in this study. A total of 34 (8 males and 26 females) undergraduates in Turkey voluntarily participated in the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes
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King, Jorge H. Torres; Wang, Hong; Yezierski, Ellen J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Despite the importance of asymmetric catalysis in both the pharmaceutical and commodity chemicals industries, asymmetric catalysis is under-represented in undergraduate chemistry laboratory curricula. A novel guided-inquiry experiment based on the asymmetric aldol addition was developed. Students conduct lab work to compare the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Laboratory Experiments
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Silva, Thanuci; Galembeck, Eduardo – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Laboratory sessions are designed to develop the experimental skills and the acquaintance with instruments that may contribute to a successful career in Biochemistry and associated fields. This study is a report on improving a traditional Biochemistry course by devising the laboratory sessions as an inquiry-based environment to develop the…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Biochemistry, Science Instruction, Worksheets
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Ma, Yan-Zi; Jia, Li; Ma, Kai-Guo; Wang, Hai-Hong; Jing, Xi-Ping – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
An integrated and inquiry-based experiment on solid state chemistry is applied to an inorganic chemistry lab course to provide insight into the characteristics of the solid phase reaction. In this experiment, students have the opportunity to synthesize long-lasting phosphors with formula xSrO·yAl[subscript 2]O[subscript 3]:Eu[superscript 2+],…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, Inorganic Chemistry, Science Experiments
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Cresswell, Sarah L.; Loughlin, Wendy A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
In this paper, insight into forensic science students' experiences of a case-based scenario with an interdisciplinary guided-inquiry experience in chemistry and biology is presented. Evaluation of student experiences and interest showed that the students were engaged with all aspects of the case-based scenario, including the curriculum theory…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Inquiry, Chemistry
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Stowe, Ryan L.; Cooper, Melanie M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Organic chemistry is often promoted as a course designed to cultivate skill in scientific "ways of thinking." Expert organic chemists perceive their field as one in which plausible answers to complex questions are arrived at through analytical thought processes. They draw analogy between problem solving in organic chemistry and diagnosis…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students
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Keller, Valerie A.; Kendall, Beatrice Lin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Science educators strive to teach students how to be well-rounded scientists with the ability to problem solve, anticipate errors, and adapt to unexpected roadblocks. Traditional organic chemistry experiments seldom teach these skills, no matter how novel or contemporary the subject material. This paper reports on the success of a quarter-long…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Library Research
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Gray, Kyle – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Preservice elementary teachers are often required to take an Earth Science content course as part of their teacher education program but typically enter the course with little knowledge of key Earth Science concepts and are uncertain in their ability to teach science. This study investigated whether completing an inquiry-based Earth Science course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Ural, Evrim – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The study aims to search the effect of guided inquiry laboratory experiments on students' attitudes towards chemistry laboratory, chemistry laboratory anxiety and their academic achievement in the laboratory. The study has been carried out with 37 third-year, undergraduate science education students, as a part of their Science Education Laboratory…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Chemistry, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes
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Lämsä, Joni; Hämäläinen, Raija; Koskinen, Pekka; Viiri, Jouni – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This study presents new ways of visualising technology-enhanced collaborative inquiry-based learning (CIBL) processes in an undergraduate physics course. The data included screen-capture videos from a technology-enhanced learning environment and audio recordings of discussions between students. We performed a thematic analysis based on the phases…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Learning Processes
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Orchard, Alexandra; Maniquis, Roxanne V.; Salzameda, Nicholas T. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
We present a novel guided inquiry second semester organic chemistry laboratory rearrangement experiment. Students performed the Favorskii Rearrangement to obtain methyl cyclopentanecarboxylate in good yields. The students learned about the individual steps of the Favorskii mechanism and were required to propose a complete reaction mechanism and…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Organic Chemistry, College Science
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Abualia, Mohammed; Schroeder, Lianne; Garcia, Megan; Daubenmire, Patrick L.; Wink, Donald J.; Clark, Ginevra A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
An understanding of protein folding relies on a solid foundation of a number of critical chemical concepts, such as molecular structure, intra-/intermolecular interactions, and relating structure to function. Recent reports show that students struggle on all levels to achieve these understandings and use them in meaningful ways. Further, several…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Molecular Structure, College Science
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Stanford, Courtney; Moon, Alena; Towns, Marcy; Cole, Renee – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Encouraging students to participate in collaborative discourse allows students to constructively engage one another, share ideas, develop joint understanding of the course content, and practice making scientific arguments. Argumentation is an important skill for students to learn, but students need to be given the opportunity in class to engage in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Observation
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Popova, Maia; Bretz, Stacey Lowery; Hartley, C. Scott – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Although stereochemistry is an important topic in second-year undergraduate organic chemistry, there are limited options for laboratory activities that allow direct visualization of macroscopic chiral phenomena. A novel, guided-inquiry experiment was developed that allows students to explore chirality in the context of cholesteric liquid crystals.…
Descriptors: Visualization, Molecular Structure, Teaching Methods, Organic Chemistry
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Carolan, James P.; Nolta, Kathleen V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
A laboratory experiment for teaching protein separation and detection in an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory course is described. This experiment, performed in two, 4 h laboratory periods, incorporates guided inquiry principles to introduce students to the concepts behind and difficulties of protein purification. After using size-exclusion…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biochemistry, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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