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Journal Articles: 120 results
Organic Chemistry: Synthesis and Study of Reactive Intermediates Found in Interstellar Space  Caroline R. Pharr and Robert J. McMahon
This Today's Science for Tomorrow's Scientists (TSTS) tutorial introduces current scientific research to synthesize and study the structure, photochemistry, and spectroscopy of reactive organic molecules, many of which are thought to play a role in the chemistry of interstellar space.
Pharr, Caroline R.; McMahon, Robert J. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1454.
Photochemistry |
Astrochemistry |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
Fog Machines, Vapors, and Phase Diagrams  Ed Vitz
This series of demonstrations elucidate the operation of commercial fog machines using common laboratory materials and can be adapted for elementary through tertiary levels. The formation of fogs is discussed in terms of the phase diagram for water and other chemical principles.
Vitz, Ed. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1385.
Liquids |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties |
Water / Water Chemistry
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
Water Filtration: Small Changes Make a Difference  Erica K. Jacobsen
This Connections article highlights two suggestions to supplement JCE Classroom Activity #60: Water Filtration.
Jacobsen, Erica K. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 892.
Separation Science |
Water / Water Chemistry
Resolving Spectral Lines with a Periscope-Type DVD Spectroscope  Fumitaka Wakabayashi
Describes the periscope-type of DVD spectroscope and demonstrates the numerical analysis of its emission and absorption spectra. This improved design allows one to observe and photograph visible spectra more easily and clearly than earlier models; it thus has the potential to be a cost-effective, powerful, and versatile tool for science education.
Wakabayashi, Fumitaka. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 849.
Atomic Spectroscopy |
Solutions / Solvents |
Spectroscopy |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
Chemistry and Children's Literature: Sun Up, Sun Down  Patricia B. McKean
This article describes a simple hands-on activity that connects fascination with color changes with the use of sunscreen for skin protection. The first part of the activity uses newspaper to illustrate the strength of the sun while the second part employs ultraviolet (UV) detecting beads.
McKean, Patricia B. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 622.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments
Periodic Table Target: A Game That Introduces the Biological Significance of Chemical Element Periodicity  Richard S. Sevcik, Ragan L. McGinty, Linda D. Schultz, and Susan V. Alexander
Periodic Table Target, a game for middle or high school students that is constructed as a class project, familiarizes students with the periodic table, the periodicity of the elements, and their biological significance.
Sevcik, Richard S.; McGinty, Ragan L.; Schultz, Linda D.; Alexander, Susan V. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 516.
Nutrition |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Serpentine Remains  Ken Shaw
This story is a chemical mystery, set in the context of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, that emphasizes qualitative analysis, descriptive chemistry, and forensics.
Shaw, Ken. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 507.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Coordination Compounds |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Forensic Chemistry |
Qualitative Analysis
How Does Inquiry-Based Instruction Affect Teaching Majors' Views about Teaching and Learning Science?  Michael J. Sanger
This study compares the views of elementary teaching majors regarding how chemistry is taught and learned to the views of secondary science teaching majors enrolled in science-specific methods courses. The results show that the former developed views of how science is taught and learned that were more in line with constructivist ideals than the latter.
Sanger, Michael J. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 297.
Nonmajor Courses |
Professional Development |
Student-Centered Learning |
Standards National / State
A Bright Spark: Open Teaching of Science Using Faraday's Lectures on Candles  Mark Walker, Martin Gröger, Kirsten Schlüter, and Bernd Mosler
Faraday's famous lecture series, "The Natural History of the Candle," has been adapted for use in a student-centered setting, where students decide the meaning of what they see and do.
Walker, Mark; Gröger, Martin; Schlüter, Kirsten; Mosler, Bernd. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 59.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Learning Theories |
Constructivism |
Student-Centered Learning
How Does Your Laundry Glow?  Richard B. Weinberg
This activity examines the effect of pH on the fluorescence properties of the optical brighteners in liquid laundry detergent. Students conduct acid titrations in the presence and absence of a buffer to determine the pH of the fluorescence color transition.
Weinberg, Richard B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 800A.
Acids / Bases |
Consumer Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Photochemistry |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
pH
Aluminum—Air Battery  Modesto Tamez and Julie H. Yu
Students construct a homemade aluminum-air battery out of aluminum foil, activated charcoal, and saltwater that generates enough power to operate a simple electrical device.
Tamez, Modesto; Yu, Julie H. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1936A.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Green Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction
Using Technology and Other Assistive Strategies To Aid Students with Disabilities in Performing Chemistry Lab Tasks  Mary Bethé Neely
This paper describes a project undertaken as an interdisciplinary effort among four science departments, two disabilities services offices, and special education personnel to investigate the use and success of assistive technology devices and other equipment modifications to transform science labs into environments where students with disabilities can function independently.
Neely, Mary Bethé. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1697.
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Nonmajor Courses |
Minorities in Chemistry
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
The Effects of Inquiry-Based Instruction on Elementary Teaching Majors' Chemistry Content Knowledge  Michael J. Sanger
This study compared the chemistry content knowledge of elementary teaching majors enrolled in an inquiry-based physical science course and science majors enrolled in traditional, lecture-based, introductory chemistry courses.
Sanger, Michael J. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1035.
Nonmajor Courses |
Professional Development |
Student-Centered Learning |
Standards National / State
Building a Successful Middle School Outreach Effort: Microscopy Camp  R. Lee Penn, Leslie Flynn, and Page Johnson
Microscopy Camp is a middle school outreach program designed to introduce and reinforce concepts regarding the atomic structure of crystals. Students synthesize magnetite nanoparticles and characterize them using light, scanning electron, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy.
Penn, R. Lee; Flynn, Leslie; Johnson, Page. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 955.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Crystals / Crystallography |
Solids
An Iodine Fluorescence Quenching Clock Reaction  Richard B. Weinberg
Describes a fluorescent clock reaction based on the principles of the Landolt iodine reaction but using the potent fluorescence quenching properties of triiodide to abruptly extinguish the ultraviolet fluorescence of optical brighteners present in liquid laundry detergents.
Weinberg, Richard B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 797.
Acids / Bases |
Consumer Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Kinetics |
Oxidation / Reduction |
pH |
Photochemistry |
Rate Law |
Vitamins
A Lemon Cell Battery for High-Power Applications  Kenneth R. Muske, Christopher W. Nigh, and Randy D. Weinstein
This article discusses the development of a lemon cell battery for high-power applications such as radios, portable cassette or CD players, and battery-powered toys.
Muske, Kenneth R.; Nigh, Christopher W.; Weinstein, Randy D. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 635.
Applications of Chemistry |
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials
pHantastic Fluorescence  Mark Muyskens
Students easily extract a fluorescent substance from shavings of a wood called narra. The fluorescence is dramatically pH dependent and can be turned on and off repeatedly using commonly available acid and base solutions.
Muyskens, Mark. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 768A.
Fluorescence Spectroscopy |
Natural Products |
Nucleophilic Substitution |
pH |
Solutions / Solvents |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
The Chemical Wizardry of J. K. Rowling  Jane Snell Copes
Many of the chemical special effects that take place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry can be simulated and understood by non-magical chemists. This article connects Rowling's literary special effects to chemical references with safety information and directions.
Copes, Jane Snell. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1479.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction
Using Balloons for a Dramatic Presentation of the Acid–Bicarbonate Reaction  Miroslav Proka and Anna Tóthová
Describes the use of balloons in demonstrating the reaction between sodium hydrogen carbonate and acid.
Proka, Miroslav; Tóthová, Anna. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1471.
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments |
Reactions
JCE Resources for Chemistry and the Home  Erica K. Jacobsen
This annotated bibliography collects the best that past issues of JCE have to offer for use with the theme of this year's National Chemistry Week, Your HomeIts All Built on Chemistry, focusing on how building and construction connect to chemistry.
Jacobsen, Erica K. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1444.
Enrichment / Review Materials
Small-Scale and Low-Cost Galvanic Cells  Per-Odd Eggen, Truls Grønneberg, and Lise Kvittingen
Describes how to construct two small, qualitative galvanic cells from metal wires, nails, pencil lead, floral foam, culture plates, light diodes, and some simple solutions.
Eggen, Per-Odd; Grønneberg, Truls; Kvittingen, Lise. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1201.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Microscale Lab |
Oxidation / Reduction
Misconceptions about the Particulate Nature of Matter. Using Animations To Close the Gender Gap  Ellen J. Yezierski and James P. Birk
The capacity of computer animations to remediate particulate nature of matter misconceptions held by students from middle school through college was investigated. The data indicate that molecular-level animations helped students to improve their scores on a newly developed instrument called the Particulate Nature of Matter Assessment.
Yezierski, Ellen J.; Birk, James P. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 954.
Learning Theories |
Women in Chemistry |
Constructivism
The Fluorescence of Lignum nephriticum: A Flash Back to the Past and a Simple Demonstration of Natural Substance Fluorescence  Mark Muyskens
This article describes a simple but visually striking demonstration of fluorescence from the aqueous extract of the tropical hardwood Pterocarpus indicus.
Muyskens, Mark. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 765.
Acids / Bases |
Fluorescence Spectroscopy |
Natural Products |
pH |
Solutions / Solvents |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
The Great Wakonse Earthquake of 2003: A Short, Problem-Based Introduction to the Titration Concept  Brian P. Coppola, Amy C. Gottfried, Robyn L. Gdula, Alan L. Kiste, and Nathan W. Ockwig
This activity introduces nonscience adult learners to the concept of titration from real-world instructions about earthquake water safety found in a California phone book.
Coppola, Brian P.; Gottfried, Amy C.; Gdula, Robyn L.; Kiste, Alan L.; Ockwig, Nathan W. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 600.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Qualitative Analysis |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Water / Water Chemistry
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2006: Dig It! JCE Resources for Chemistry and Soils  Erica K. Jacobsen
This annotated bibliography collects the best that past issues of JCE have to offer for use with the 2006 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day theme, "Dig It!".
Jacobsen, Erica K. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 199.
Geochemistry |
Enrichment / Review Materials
A DVD Spectroscope: A Simple, High-Resolution Classroom Spectroscope  Fumitaka Wakabayashi and Kiyohito Hamada
A simple, inexpensive spectroscope for classroom experiments is described and some emission spectra observed with the spectroscope are presented. This spectroscope is made with a sheet of cardboard, or an empty box, and a DVD disk.
Wakabayashi, Fumitaka; Hamada, Kiyohito. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 56.
Atomic Spectroscopy |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy |
Spectroscopy |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Trusty or Rusty? Oxidation Rate of Nails  Stephen W. Wright
Students investigate the process of rusting using supermarket chemicals. Steel nails are placed in gelatin and allowed to react with atmospheric oxygen. Ferric ion produced by the oxidation is made visible as a garnet-colored complex formed by the magnesium salicylate in backache tablets. Factors that accelerate or retard the rate of iron oxidation are studied.
Wright, Stephen W. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1648A.
Consumer Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Metals |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Reactions |
Rate Law
Memory Metal   JCE Editorial Staff
Students compare the properties of nitinol wire to those of waire made from other metals. Using the observed properties of nitinol, students then design (and may make) a toy that relies on nitinol for its operation.
JCE Editorial Staff. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1488A.
Metals
The Fizz-Keeper: A Useful Science Tool  John P. Williams, Sandy Van Natta, and Rebecca Knipp
The Fizz-Keeper is well suited for a great variety of pressure-based activities.
Williams, John P.; Van Natta, Sandy; Knipp, Rebecca. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1454.
Applications of Chemistry |
Colloids |
Gases
Soap Films and the Joy of Bubbles  Mary E. Saecker
Describes soap films, bubble solutions, and wands for making bubbles.
Saecker, Mary E. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1447.
Water / Water Chemistry |
Hydrogen Bonding
Introduction to Photolithography: Preparation of Microscale Polymer Silhouettes  Kimberly L. Berkowski, Kyle N. Plunkett, Qing Yu, and Jeffrey S. Moore
In this experiment, a glass microscope slide acts as the microchip. Students can pattern this "microchip" by layering negative photoresist on the slide using a solution containing monomer, crosslinker, photoinitiator, and dye. The students then cover the photoresist with a photomask, which is the negative of a computer-generated image or text printed on transparency film, and illuminate it with UV light. The photoresist in the exposed area polymerizes into a polymer network with a shape dictated by the photomask. The versatility of this technique is exemplified by allowing each student to fabricate virtually any shape imaginable, including his or her silhouette.
Berkowski, Kimberly L.; Plunkett, Kyle N.; Yu, Qing; Moore, Jeffrey S. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1365.
Materials Science |
Applications of Chemistry |
Free Radicals |
Polymerization
Hands-on Classroom Photolithography Laboratory Module To Explore Nanotechnology  Scott J. Stelick, William H. Alger, Jesse S. Laufer, Anna M. Waldron, and Carl A. Batt
Teaching nanotechnology in the high school and undergraduate environment is a challenge given the typical expense of instruments used to create micro- and nano-sized devices. To meet this challenge, a portable optical reduction stepper was designed, fabricated, and optimized for use in classrooms. This unique system was designed to provide a safe, hands-on experience for students to create microscale circuits using photolithography. Students are able to design, fabricate, and test a circuit with dimensions as small as 100 mm.
Stelick, Scott J.; Alger, William H.; Laufer, Jesse S.; Waldron, Anna M.; Batt, Carl A. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1361.
Applications of Chemistry |
Enrichment / Review Materials |
Nanotechnology |
Polymerization |
Undergraduate Research
Doing Science and Asking Questions II: An Exercise That Generates Questions  Catherine Hurt Middlecamp and Anne-Marie L. Nickel
Given the importance of questions in science, it is critical that students learn to ask questions as well as learning to answer them. This paper describes a classroom exercise to help students better ask their own questions. It has been classroom-tested in multiple formats and has also been used for curriculum development workshops for faculty. This exercise in creating questions can be easily customized to suit different instructional contexts; some variations are outlined.
Middlecamp, Catherine Hurt; Nickel, Anne-Marie L. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1181.
Enrichment / Review Materials |
Professional Development
Finding Chemical Anchors in the Kitchen  Liliana Haim
We present a series of cooking activities to be carried out as a starting point of a chemistry course in the elementary school. This "kitchen course" is intended for students ages 911 who are new to chemistry. The main purpose is to allow students to practice transferrable skills by handling concrete kitchen materials; they learn classification, ordering, unit conversion, and conservation. The kitchen activities also introduce anchors for chemistry-specific skills such as periodic table conformation and manipulation, chemical equation and chemical formula use, relative mass, and element and compound differentiation.
Haim, Liliana. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 228.
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
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
A National Science Standards-Based Study of Web-Based Inquiry in Chemistry  Louise E. Shive, Alec M. Bodzin, and Ward Mitchell Cates
From a sample of 137 chemistry-related Web sites in the public domain, 17 were identified as Web-based inquiry activities (WBIs). Instructional and design features of chemistry-related WBIs are described.
Shive, Louise E.; Bodzin, Alec M.; Cates, Ward Mitchell. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 1066.
Lead-Testing Service to Elementary and Secondary Schools Using Anodic Stripping Voltammetry  Amanda Goebel, Tracy Vos, Anne Louwagie, Laura Lundbohm, and Jay H. Brown
This article outlines a successful community service project that involved members of our undergraduate chemistry club and area elementary schools. Elementary school students from various science classes throughout the region collected drinking water samples and mailed them to the university for analysis. Chemistry club members analyzed the water samples for possible lead contamination using anodic stripping voltammetry.
Goebel, Amanda; Vos, Tracy; Louwagie, Anne; Lundbohm, Laura; Brown, Jay H. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 214.
Electrochemistry |
Quantitative Analysis |
Toxicology
Where There's Fire There's....  Stephen W. Wright
Students compare the combustion of substances such as a glowing wooden toothpick and a lit birthday candle in air, oxygen, exhaled breath, and carbon dioxide environments. The oxygen and carbon dioxide gases are generated in glass bottles using household chemicals.
Wright, Stephen W. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 1160A.
Oxidation / Reduction
Visual Experiments Supporting Four Basic Concepts in Chemistry  François Saint-Antonin
Demonstrations illustrating four principles of chemistry (dissolution, transport, reaction, and energy changes).
Saint-Antonin, François. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 288.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Solutions / Solvents |
Transport Properties |
Reactions |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Liquids
Is Every Transparent Liquid Water?  Muhamad Hugerat and Sobhi Basheer
Comparisons of the properties (polarity, electric conductivity, color change due to the presence of an acid-base indicator, and electrolysis) of three transparent and colorless liquids: water, glycerol, hexane, and ethanol.
Hugerat, Muhamad; Basheer, Sobhi. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1041.
Acids / Bases |
Electrochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Conductivity |
Electrophoresis
Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science  Melvin D. Joesten and Patricia C. Tellinghuisen
A group of about 300 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students whose goal is to provide inquiry-based, hands-on science activities for Nashville middle school students through both on-campus and off-campus programs; includes lesson plans for fifth and sixth grade programs.
Joesten, Melvin D.; Tellinghuisen, Patricia C. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 463.
Someone Thought It Was Grape Juice!  Jay A. Young
Anecdote of a near poisoning due to use of an improper container to store a chemical solution.
Young, Jay A. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 25.
Dyes / Pigments
Crystals Out of "Thin Air"  John J. Vollmer
In this experiment crystals of para-dichlorobenzene form readily and efficiently from mothballs in a safe setting, using canning jars with ice cubes. The experiment can serve as an introduction to the concept of molecules, especially when combined with the condensation of liquids and the perception of odors.
Vollmer, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 486.
Consumer Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties
Science for Kids Outreach Programs: College Students Teaching Science to Elementary Students and Their Parents  Birgit G. Koehler, Lee Y. Park, and Lawrence J. Kaplan
College students plan, develop, and present hands-on workshops to fourth-grade students and their parents, with faculty providing logistical support and pedagogical advice. The two-hour workshops, held one weekend on campus, emphasize hands-on experiments involving both the kids and the parents.
Koehler, Birgit G.; Park, Lee Y.; Kaplan, Lawrence J. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 1505.
Food Science |
Nonmajor Courses |
Forensic Chemistry
Science for Kids in a Two-Year College  Jeanette C. Madea
For 17 years, the North Campus of Broward Community College has invited local elementary school children to participate in a "Science for Kids" program. The program goals are to instill a sense of wonder and excitement towards science in our young visitors and to allow them to experience success in learning science.
Madea, Jeanette C. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 1477.
The Chemistry Outreach Program: Women Undergraduates Presenting Chemistry to Middle School Students  Nancy E. Lee and Kathryn G. Schreiber
A chemistry outreach program at Simmons College is described. It involves undergraduate women majoring in science, who conduct chemistry demonstrations for inner-city middle school students. By providing these girls with women role models and hands-on experiments that relate to everyday life, we hope to encourage many girls to consider a career in science.
Lee, Nancy E.; Schreiber, Kathryn G. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 917.
Women in Chemistry
Super Science Connections  Patricia B. McKean
The Super Science Connections workbook was developed by teachers, specifically for K-3 teachers. It contains relevant and fun hands-on activities centered around science concepts or science process skills. It smoothly integrates physical science and life science with other areas of the curriculum: math, health, social studies, art, writing, and children's literature.
McKean, Patricia B. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 916.
Determination of Percent Oxygen in Air (author's reply)  Fang, Chin-Hsiang
Claim that a simple combustion reaction can be used to show the % oxygen in air.
Fang, Chin-Hsiang J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 898.
Atmospheric Chemistry
Determination of Percent Oxygen in Air  Parsons, Leonard
Claim that a simple combustion reaction cannot be used to show the % oxygen in air.
Parsons, Leonard J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 898.
Atmospheric Chemistry
Pushing the Rainbow: Frontiers in Color Chemistry; Light and Color in Chemistry; Report on Two American Chemical Society Presidential Events  Nancy S. Gettys
On Sunday March 21, 1999, the 217th ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, California sponsored two Presidential Events, "Pushing the Rainbow: Frontiers in Color Chemistry" and "Light and Color in Chemistry". The events included 10 exceptional and very different speakers who explored various aspects of the importance of light and color in chemistry and chemistry teaching, in other sciences, and in art and human culture.
Gettys, Nancy S. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 737.
Conferences |
Photochemistry |
Materials Science |
Applications of Chemistry
News from Online: A Spectrum of Color  Carolyn Sweeney Judd
Links to a variety of on-line resources relating to rainbows, spectra, and the color of light.
Judd, Carolyn Sweeney. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 728.
Lasers |
Spectroscopy
The Effects of Temperature on Lightsticks  
Investigating the effect of temperature on the intensity of light produced by a lightstick.
J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 40A.
Photochemistry |
Rate Law
Promoting Chemistry at the Elementary Level: A Low-Maintenance Program of Chemical Demonstrations  Larry L. Louters and Richard D. Huisman
We report on a demonstrations program that we have been conducting at Calvin College for the past nine years. The unique features of this program are that (i) it is designed for fifth- or sixth-graders (upper elementary); (ii) it is located on the college campus rather than at the elementary school; and (iii) it is concentrated by limiting the program to the examination week at the end of the college spring semester.
Louters, Larry L.; Huisman, Richard D. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 196.
Learning Theories
How Many Colors in Your Computer? Discovering the Rules for Making Colors  Journal's Editorial Staff
This lesson demonstrates some of the science behind the color computer monitor.
Journal's Editorial Staff. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 312A.
Polymer Chemistry in Science Centers and Museums: A Survey of Educational Resources  David M. Collard and Scott McKee
A survey of the use and portrayal of polymers in science museums as educational resources identifies a number of successful programs. The suggestion is made that exhibits concentrating on polymers will serve to present chemistry to a broad audience in a manner that is both entertaining and educational.
Collard, David M.; McKee, Scott. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 1419.
Low Cost Science Teaching Equipment for Visually Impaired Children  H. O. Gupta and Rakshpal Singh
A low cost null detector an electronic thermometer and a colorimeter have been designed and developed for enabling visually impaired children (VIC) to do experiments in science that normally are accessible only to sighted children.
Gupta, H. O.; Singh, Rakshpal. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 610.
Minorities in Chemistry |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Materials Science Teaching Module as Adjunct to Introductory Chemistry  Terry D. Gulden, Kirk P. Norton, Holger H. Streckert, Lawrence D. Woolf, Joseph A. Baron, Shauna C. Brammer, Danine L. Ezell, Roger D. Wynn
A materials science teaching module was developed by a team of scientists and teachers that incorporates aspects of chemistry, physics, materials, and engineering with emphasis on engineering of materials. The level is geared towards high school, but with modification it can be taught at the middle school level. Three general classes of materials are studied, namely metals, ceramics, and polymers.
Gulden, Terry D.; Norton, Kirk P.; Streckert, Holger H.; Woolf, Lawrence D.; Baron, Joseph A.; Brammer, Shauna C.; Ezell, Danine L.; Wynn, Roger D. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 785.
Metals |
Materials Science
The Chemical and Educational Appeal of the Orange Juice Clock  Paul B. Kelter, James D. Carr, Tanya Johnson, and Carlos Mauricio Castro-Acuña
The Orange Juice Clock, in which a galvanic cell is made from the combination of a magnesium strip, a copper strip, and juice in a beaker, has been a popular classroom, conference, and workshop demonstration for nearly 10 years. The discussion that follows considers the recent history, chemistry, and educational uses of the demonstration.
Kelter, Paul B.; Carr, James D.; Johnson, Tanya; Castro-Acuña, Carlos Mauricio. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 1123.
Electrochemistry
Chemistry Abounds: An Educational Outreach Program Designed for Elementary School Audiences  Henry J. Tracy, Chris Collins, and Paul Langevin
Description of "Phases of Matter" program, consisting of nine modules, to awaken curiosity among elementary students.
Tracy, Henry J.; Collins, Chris; Langevin, Paul. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 1111.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties
The "Magic" Flask  Battino, Rubin; Fortman, John J.
Apparatus designed to "magically" dispense liquids of many different colors without refilling.
Battino, Rubin; Fortman, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 246.
Acids / Bases |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Encouraging Tomorrow's Chemists: University Outreach Program Bringing Hands-On Experiments to Local Students  Heinze, Katrina F.; Allen, Jana L.; Jacobsen, Eric N.
Outreach program (Encouraging Tomorrow's Chemists) to bring hands-on experiments, with real world applications, to junior high and high school students; includes outline of year programs at both levels.
Heinze, Katrina F.; Allen, Jana L.; Jacobsen, Eric N. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 167.
A Physical Science Discovery Course for Elementary School Teachers  Jasien, Paul G.
Outline of course to allay the fear and strength the understanding of science in elementary teachers through twenty-four, discovery-based laboratories on select topics in chemistry and physics.
Jasien, Paul G. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 48.
Professional Development
Fun with Chemistry: A Guidebook of K-12 Activities, Volumes 1 and 2 (Sarquis, Mickey; Sarquis, Jerry)  Trimble, R. F.
107 demonstrations, hands-on activities, and take-home projects for elementary through high school.
Trimble, R. F. J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, A238.
I Scream, You Scream...: A New Twist on the Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations  Coppola, Brian P.; Hovick, James W.; Daniels, Douglas S.
Instant ice cream is made using liquid nitrogen and ice cream or sorbet mix.
Coppola, Brian P.; Hovick, James W.; Daniels, Douglas S. J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 1080.
Food Science
Chemical demonstrations: Learning theories suggest caution  Roadruck, Michael D.
Unless presented properly, many students will not and cannot benefit from chemistry demonstrations. These demonstrations can be, in fact, pedagogically harmful.
Roadruck, Michael D. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 1025.
Learning Theories
Chemistry tours for high school students: Connecting chemistry and business  Ball, Jenelle
Efforts to show high school students the relevance of chemistry in their lives are more powerful when students go on field trips to visit businesses that are related to chemistry. The author describes such a trip, where students visited the Dept. of Justice Criminalistics Lab at a local university.
Ball, Jenelle J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 656.
Forensic Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Industrial Chemistry |
Administrative Issues
Why is water blue?  Braun, Charles L.; Smirnov, Sergei N.
Exploring the problem of why water in a beaker appears to be clear, yet we see large bodies of water as blue in color.
Braun, Charles L.; Smirnov, Sergei N. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 612.
Atomic Spectroscopy |
Water / Water Chemistry
An industrial chemistry course: Bringing teachers and industry together  Fanning, James C.; Fanning, Sybil S.
Local industry is able to supply direct examples of basic chemical principles that a teacher might use in classroom. The authors are eager to share their experiences, materials, lesson plans, etc., to prepare teachers to take their own classroom excursions to local industries.
Fanning, James C.; Fanning, Sybil S. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 563.
Consumer Chemistry |
Industrial Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
The rainbow reaction: pH and universal indicator solution   Moore, Howard; Moore, Elizabeth B.
Colorful demonstrations using indicators.
Moore, Howard; Moore, Elizabeth B. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 406.
Acids / Bases |
pH
Keeping chemistry "light"   Silverman, L. Phillip; Bunn, Barbara B.
Photochemically oriented demonstrations and the humor behind the symbol for phosphorus.
Silverman, L. Phillip; Bunn, Barbara B. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 405.
Photochemistry
Teas as natural indicators   Epp, Dianne N.
A laboratory procedure including herbal teas and their indicating colors when in acid and base solutions.
Epp, Dianne N. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 326.
Acids / Bases |
Food Science |
Qualitative Analysis |
pH
Forensic drug chemistry: A cooperative program  Siggins, Bruce A.; Hendricks, Bobby W.
A discussion of a cooperative program in forensic chemistry between the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory-Pacific and the Zama American High School designed to link concepts of logical thought and chemistry reasoning to the excitement of working laboratory problems.
Siggins, Bruce A.; Hendricks, Bobby W. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 312.
Forensic Chemistry |
Chromatography |
Applications of Chemistry |
IR Spectroscopy |
Nonmajor Courses
Lowering the surface tension of water: An illustration of the scientific method   Jasien, Paul G.; Barnett, Glenn
This demonstration has been effective in simulating a good discussion in class: floating non-wettable substances on the surface of water and touching the surface with a bar of soap.
Jasien, Paul G.; Barnett, Glenn J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 251.
Water / Water Chemistry
Present and Future Nuclear Reactor Designs: Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Power with an Eye on Improving Safety and Meeting Future Needs  Miller, Warren F., Jr.
An overview of how nuclear energy is produced on macroscopic and microscopic scales with consideration given to benefits and liabilities of this energy source. The article includes a short look at nuclear power uses overseas and contains information about waste disposal, public opinion, and potential technical improvements.
Miller, Warren F., Jr. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 109.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Green Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
A Simple Demonstration of the Greenhouse Effect  Adelhelm, Manfred; Hohn, Ernst-Gerhard
A simple experiment to demonstrate the principle of the greenhouse effect.
Adelhelm, Manfred; Hohn, Ernst-Gerhard J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 73.
Photochemistry |
Green Chemistry
Is This Reaction a Substitution, Oxidation-Reduction, or Transfer?  Imyanitov, Naum S.
Author argues that separation of chemical reaction types based on convention do not always follow objective and consistent rules. This leads to confusion among students and artificial borders within the various sub-disciplines in chemistry.
Imyanitov, Naum S. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 14.
Reactions |
Oxidation / Reduction
Gas reactions in plastic bags: Relating laboratory observations to the atomic-molecular model  Robinson, Maurice; Barrow, Gordon M.
Carrying out chemical reactions in Ziplock bags to investigate a variety of chemical concepts.
Robinson, Maurice; Barrow, Gordon M. J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 1026.
Kinetic-Molecular Theory |
Gases |
Reactions |
Acids / Bases |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Photochemistry |
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Physical Properties
C-H-E-M spells "chemistry is fun": An outline for a very involving chemistry demonstration  Sherman, Marie C.
The striking features of the demonstration can be outlined using the first four letters of the word chemistry. C-H-E-M is used as an acronym to introduce what the students will actually see, hear, feel, and experience during the demonstration.
Sherman, Marie C. J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 413.
Thermodynamics |
Physical Properties |
pH
The energy conversion go-arounds kit developed by NEED: Ten teaching modules that use products of chemistry   Kauffman, George B.; Zafran, Robert
NEED is an association of energy educators that brings together the resources, experiences, and optimism of youths and adults in meaningful activities and programs.
Kauffman, George B.; Zafran, Robert J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 366.
Thermodynamics |
Applications of Chemistry
More inexpensive videotaped demonstrations  Fortman, John J.; Battino, Rubin
The demonstrations are of such a variety as to have some suitable for every level from elementary schools to college general chemistry. A list of the 28 segments involving over 40 different demonstrations is given in the article.
Fortman, John J.; Battino, Rubin J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 319.
How bright are you? Energy and power hands-on activities  Steitberger, H. Eric
A Saturday session is described in which students and their parents learn about oxidation and calorimetry.
Steitberger, H. Eric J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 307.
Oxidation / Reduction |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Food Science
The science and art of science demonstrations  O'Brien, Thomas
This paper provides an overview of the constructivist theory of learning, a discussion on the demonstration/laboratory debate, and guidelines for effective use of demonstration.
O'Brien, Thomas J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 933.
Learning Theories |
Constructivism
The reusable heat pack   McAfee, Lyle V.; Jumper, Charles F.
A commercial product that can be used to demonstrate thermodynamic principles.
McAfee, Lyle V.; Jumper, Charles F. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 780.
Thermodynamics
Demonstrating what "light" margarine means  Glover, A. Donald; Kolb, Kenneth E.
Differences between regular, "light" and "extra light" margarine can be readily shown as a lecture demonstration or laboratory exercise by simply heating the margarine.
Glover, A. Donald; Kolb, Kenneth E. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 654.
Food Science |
Quantitative Analysis |
Bioanalytical Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Nutrition
Science demonstrations, experiments, and resources: A reference list for elementary through college teachers emphasizing chemistry with some physics and life science  Katz, David A.
A compilation of demonstrations, experiments, and resources that has grown out of the author's demonstration programs and workshops.
Katz, David A. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 235.
Professional Development
St. Patrick's day special - A boron flame shamrock   Earles, Thomas T.
When you prepare this quick, simple demonstration, be sure you prepare a double batch, as students will demand repeats.
Earles, Thomas T. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 57.
Photochemistry
A practical and inexpensive set of videotaped demonstrations  Fortman, John J.; Battino, Rubin
The purpose of the shows is to illustrate the fun an wonder of chemistry and learning by experimentation, while teaching simple lessons.
Fortman, John J.; Battino, Rubin J. Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 420.
Preparation of sterno from blackboard chalk: A "safe" student-teacher activity   Welsh, Michael J.
The goal of this program is exposing students to safe, exciting, hands-on activities that illustrate simple, basic chemistry.
Welsh, Michael J. J. Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 337.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Alcohols
Chemistry laboratory program for gifted elementary school children  Howard, Robert E.; Barnes, Susan; Hollingsworth, Patricia
Educational objectives and syllabus of experiments for a hands-on chemistry program for gifted elementary school children.
Howard, Robert E.; Barnes, Susan; Hollingsworth, Patricia J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 512.
Toward improving K-6th grade science education: A hands-on chemistry course for elementary teachers  Kelter, Paul B.; Paulson, James R.
Chemistry workshops for elementary school teachers are an attempt toward helping overcome the scientific illiteracy in a nation where newspapers devote more columns to astrology than to science.
Kelter, Paul B.; Paulson, James R. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 1085.
Professional Development
Write an autobiography of an element  Vanorden, Naola
A clever and creative assignment for students to learn chemistry and sharpen their communication skills.
Vanorden, Naola J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 995.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
A dramatic demo   Pratt, George; Curtright, Robert D.; Hill, Larry; Clarke, Sandra
This article describes a program developed by authors that was given successfully to middle school and high school students as well as to science teachers as part of a workshop put on by the Institute of Chemical Education. The program required teachers to prepare a 20 minute demonstration program on a chemical topic and it illustrates how to create lesson plans that motivate students.
Pratt, George; Curtright, Robert D.; Hill, Larry; Clarke, Sandra J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 896.
Professional Development |
Reactions
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
Research experiences for high school science groups: A model for collaboration between high schools and colleges  Bozzelli, J.; Greenberg, A.; Levine, D.
The paper discusses an interactive project that arose from the need of science teachers to add to and exercise their existing knowledge of science and thus grow and become better teachers. Through their renewal, the teachers would be able to motivate and challenge their classes once again.
Bozzelli, J.; Greenberg, A.; Levine, D. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 705.
Professional Development |
Green Chemistry
Chemical tales for children  Majoros, Bela
"Polymer Isaac" "Whose Dough is Nicer?" and "Tincture Daisy Dyes the Cloth" are a few of the stories that can be used to entertain young students while introducing them to chemistry concepts.
Majoros, Bela J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 617.
Surface Science
Value issues in consumer chemistry   Kooser, Robert G.
A paper on the ethics of consumer chemistry and the pedagogical values of exploring these ethical issues.
Kooser, Robert G. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 204.
Consumer Chemistry
Converting sunlight to mechanical energy: A polymer example of entropy  Mathias, Lon J.
Demonstrating entropy using an elastomer and a virtual foolproof "light engine".
Mathias, Lon J. J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 889.
Thermodynamics
An exhibition on everyday chemistry: Communicating chemistry to the public  Ucko, David A.; Schreiner, Rodney; Shakhashiri, Bassam Z.
A recent addition to a large urban museum aids in the efforts to better educate the public about the role of chemistry in their lives.
Ucko, David A.; Schreiner, Rodney; Shakhashiri, Bassam Z. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 1081.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Photochemistry |
Physical Properties |
Reactions
Constructivism: A theory of knowledge  Bodner, George M.
The goal of this paper is to outline what has been called a "radical" constructivist model of knowledge, to describe how this model relates to Piaget's theory of intellectual development, and to outline how this model can help us understand some of the things that happen in chemistry classrooms.
Bodner, George M. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 873.
Learning Theories
Electrodeposition of nickel on copper  Manjkow, Joseph; Levine, Dana
In the classroom, one can demonstrate electroplating by the simple, fast, inexpensive, and visually interesting reaction between nickel ions and copper metal.
Manjkow, Joseph; Levine, Dana J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 809.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Oxidation / Reduction
Chemistry in the year 2000: Recruiting students for the 21st century  Ager, David J.; Davies, Julian A.; Morgan, Alan R.
An outreach program has been designed to appeal to the imagination of a young student; demonstrate that chemistry is fun; that the concepts and methodologies in science are not difficult; and to establish a good working relationship with school teachers that work with younger grades.
Ager, David J.; Davies, Julian A.; Morgan, Alan R. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 496.
Simple demonstrations of the liquefaction of gases  Marzzacco, Charles J.
This demonstration uses simple hydrocarbons to demonstrate the important ideas of states of matter and changes in state.
Marzzacco, Charles J. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 436.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams
Exploring chemistry by computer: KC? Discoverer   Feng, Aw; Moore, John W.
70. Bits and pieces, 28. This program provides students with a computer-searchable handbook of chemical facts for all the elements.
Feng, Aw; Moore, John W. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 327.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
Flames: A demonstration lecture for young students and general audiences   Bent, Henry A.
The difference between chemistry and physics; the language of chemistry; a variety of demonstrations and accompanying explanations that involve heat, combustion, and fire. [Debut]
Bent, Henry A. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 151.
The gelation of polyvinyl alcohol with borax: A novel class participation experiment involving the preparation and properties of a "slime"  Casassa,E.Z.; Sarquis, A.M.; Van Dyke, C.H.
In this report, the authors describe a safe, interesting, and inexpensive class participation experiment, easily and quickly done by all the students in small to moderately large lecture halls.
Casassa,E.Z.; Sarquis, A.M.; Van Dyke, C.H. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 57.
Alcohols |
Polymerization |
Physical Properties
School Science Safety: Elementary (Gerlovich, Kack A., ed.)  Renfrew, Malcolm M.
Safety considerations for the elementary classroom.
Renfrew, Malcolm M. J. Chem. Educ. 1985, 62, A302.
Laboratory Management
What do chemists do? A program for grades 1-3  Umland, Jean B.
A presentation and demonstrations conducted by a visiting chemist for elementary students.
Umland, Jean B. J. Chem. Educ. 1985, 62, 125.
Chemistry in the kindergarten classroom  Steiner, Richard
What can one hope to accomplish in terms of learning chemistry with an audience of five-year-olds?
Steiner, Richard J. Chem. Educ. 1984, 61, 1013.
An easily constructed secondary battery  Yamana, Shukichi; Murakami, Mitsuhiro
Constructing a very simple secondary battery from an aqueous solution of sodium chloride and other household materials
Yamana, Shukichi; Murakami, Mitsuhiro J. Chem. Educ. 1984, 61, 713.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
Academic standards and public opinion  Block, Paul, Jr.
Academic standards originate from the American people, not educators, scientists, or the NSF.
Block, Paul, Jr. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 753.
An organic laboratory course for gifted elementary school students  Kandel, Marjorie
A description of a course that was incorporated into the regular curriculum for sixth graders.
Kandel, Marjorie J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 672.
Chemistry for children  George, Arnold
A workshop was offered to elementary school teachers from New York and Pennsylvania in an attempt to contribute to the efforts toward attracting students to further study physics and chemistry. [Debut]
George, Arnold J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 129.
Professional Development
Kiddie chem II. A course for children  Haynes, LeRoy W.; Powell, David L.
A course for children that provides an introduction into organic chemistry, chromatography, models, recrystallization, sucrose, and polymers.
Haynes, LeRoy W.; Powell, David L. J. Chem. Educ. 1976, 53, 724.
Chromatography |
Molecular Modeling |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Separation Science |
Carbohydrates |
Crystals / Crystallography
Chemistry is fun, not magic  Hanson, Richard H.
This paper is a report of a program the author developed for elementary school teachers and students. The experiments are mostly classical "magic" demonstrations, but they are used as instructional aids rather than as entertainment for a young audience.
Hanson, Richard H. J. Chem. Educ. 1976, 53, 577.
Kiddie Chem. A course for children  Powell, David L.; Bromund, R. H.; Haynes, L. W.; McElvany, K. D.; Pedersen, J. D.
A nine session summer course in chemistry for children aged 9 through 12 that emphasizes students actually performing experiments and recording the results.
Powell, David L.; Bromund, R. H.; Haynes, L. W.; McElvany, K. D.; Pedersen, J. D. J. Chem. Educ. 1975, 52, 737.
Junior high school/university cooperative experiment. Collection and analysis of fresh nuclear debris  Griffin, John J.; Driscoll, Joseph R.
A junior high class collects radioactive particles from the detonation of a Chinese nuclear device.
Griffin, John J.; Driscoll, Joseph R. J. Chem. Educ. 1973, 50, 438.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Science experiment safety in the elementary school  Mann, Charles A.
Evaluates the safety of 22 science experiments and demonstrations being recommended for the elementary school.
Mann, Charles A. J. Chem. Educ. 1969, 46, A347.
Atomistic notions in young children and young cultures  Horne, R. A.
The author compares the development of ideas regarding atomism in children with the hypotheses of ancient Greek philosophers.
Horne, R. A. J. Chem. Educ. 1958, 35, 560.
Atomic Properties / Structure