Journal Articles: 4 results
Molecular Visualization in Science Education: An Evaluation of the NSF-Sponsored Workshop  Thomas J. José and Vickie M. Williamson
This report discusses the perceptions and recommendations of participants who attended an invitational workshop on molecular visualization. The Workshop on Molecular Visualization in Science Education sought to encourage collaboration among diverse communities and promote interdisciplinary research in molecular visualization. A group of research scientists, cognitive scientists, chemical and science educators, and software developers participated. As part of the evaluation of this NSF-funded project, changes in attitude and behavior were measured through observation, pre- and post-workshop surveys given onsite, and a one-year follow-up questionnaire.
José, Thomas J.; Williamson, Vickie M. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 937.
Conferences |
Enrichment / Review Materials |
Molecular Mechanics / Dynamics |
Molecular Modeling |
Professional Development
Teaching Chemistry with Electron Density Models  Gwendolyn P. Shusterman and Alan J. Shusterman
This article describes a powerful new method for teaching students about electronic structure and its relevance to chemical phenomena. This method, developed and used for several years in general chemistry and organic chemistry courses, relies on computer-generated three-dimensional models of electron density distributions.
Shusterman, Gwendolyn P.; Shusterman, Alan J. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 771.
Learning Theories |
Computational Chemistry |
Molecular Modeling |
Quantum Chemistry |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Covalent Bonding |
Ionic Bonding |
Noncovalent Interactions
Chemical education and spatial ability  Barke, Hans-Dieter
Before presenting many of the models students see in 2-D, it is helpful for a chemistry instructor to understand the cognitive science behind spatial ability.
Barke, Hans-Dieter J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 968.
Learning Theories |
Women in Chemistry |
Molecular Modeling
Inexpensive Stuart-type molecular models  Hoover, William C.; Shriver, Duward
Describes a method for constructing Stuart-type molecular models using latex.
Hoover, William C.; Shriver, Duward J. Chem. Educ. 1961, 38, 295.
Molecular Modeling |
Molecular Properties / Structure