Journal Articles: 8 results
Stilling Waves with Ordered Molecular Monolayers  Ed Vitz
The amazing ability of a film of oil one molecule thick to dissipate the relatively large energy of water waves can be readily demonstrated, but an explanation of the effect has been elusive until recently.
Vitz, Ed. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1064.
Lipids |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Surface Science |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Fatty Acids
Pre-Service Teacher as Researcher: The Value of Inquiry in Learning Science  Janice M. Hohloch, Nathaniel Grove, and Stacey Lowery Bretz
An action research project to reform a chemistry course required of elementary and middle childhood pre-service teachers incorporated a hands-on approach to learning chemistry, modeled teaching science through inquiry, and emphasized the value of research experience.
Hohloch, Janice M.; Grove, Nathaniel; Bretz, Stacey Lowery. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1530.
Chromatography |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Nonmajor Courses |
Professional Development |
Undergraduate Research |
Student-Centered Learning |
Standards National / State
From Textiles to Molecules—Teaching about Fibers To Integrate Students' Macro- and Microscale Knowledge of Materials  Hannah Margel, Bat-Sheva Eylon, and Zahava Scherz
This article describes a new interdisciplinary learning program for junior high school students based on the science, technology, and society (STS) approach emphasizing a macroĀ¯micro view and consolidating an understanding of the structures of materials through the context of fibers.
Margel, Hannah; Eylon, Bat-Sheva; Scherz, Zahava. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1552.
Applications of Chemistry |
Polymerization |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Student-Centered Learning
A Unique Demonstration Model of DNA  Jonathan P. L. Cox
Describes a physical demonstration model of DNA for the classroom. The model comprises two types of building blocks that can be put together rapidly to produce an abstract structure that portrays several of the gross architectural features of idealized B-DNA.
Cox, Jonathan P. L. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1319.
Molecular Biology |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Student-Centered Learning |
Nucleic Acids / DNA / RNA
Classifying Matter: A Physical Model Using Paper Clips  Bob Blake, Lynn Hogue, and Jerry L. Sarquis
By using colored paper clips, students can represent pure substances, mixtures, elements, and compounds and then discuss their similarities and differences. This model is advantageous for the beginning student who would not know enough about the detailed composition of simple materials like milk, brass, sand, and air to classify them properly.
Blake, Bob; Hogue, Lynn; Sarquis, Jerry L. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1317.
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Solids |
Student-Centered Learning
Introducing Molecular Visualization to Primary Schools in California: The STArt! teaching Science Through Art Program  Susana Maria Halpine
The STArt! teaching Science Through Art program was developed to help schools address the new standards. A pilot program at the Coeur d'Alene School was funded by an artist-in-residence grant from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. The program introduces molecular visualization to students using narrative discussions and handheld models such as balloons and toy cars. STArt! employs a range of learning styles to explore fundamental science concepts, including interdisciplinary art workshops. The approach is remarkably successful: 88% of third-grade students, on average, give a grade-appropriate description of a molecule after a one-hour presentation. Students grasp complex concepts with surprising sophistication and unbridled enthusiasm.
Halpine, Susana Maria. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 1431.
Bioinorganic Chemistry |
Molecular Modeling |
Learning Theories |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Bioorganic Chemistry
Chain Gang-The Chemistry of Polymers (edited by Mickey Sarquis)  David M. Collard
After a brief introduction to some basic concepts, the book presents a series of 23 polymer experiments spanning topics of chemistry, physical properties, analysis, and processing. Each experiment is recommended as either a hands-on activity or demonstration for various grade levels. A guide for the teacher suggests how the experiment can be used to illustrate topics in the science curriculum.
Collard, David M. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 32.
Molecular Properties / Structure
Freight trains a useful analogy for polymers  Hoyt, William C.
A brief note on the analogy of trains to polymers.
Hoyt, William C. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 718.
Molecular Properties / Structure