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Journal Articles: 41 results
Organometallic Chemistry: Development and Study of Catalytic Activity  Caroline R. Pharr and Shannon Stahl
This Today's Science for Tomorrow's Scientists (TSTS) tutorial introduces current scientific research on the development and investigation of new catalysts for the selective oxidation of organic substances by molecular oxygen.
Pharr, Caroline R.; Stahl, Shannon. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1453.
Catalysis |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Physical Properties |
Synthesis |
Transition Elements
The Return of the Black Box  Malka Yayon and Zahava Scherz
In this activity, students make indirect observations of a sealed box containing different objects and try to deduce the properties and identities of the unseen contents.
Yayon, Malka; Scherz, Zahava. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 541.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Nonmajor Courses
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
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
Elementary to High School Students' Growth over an Academic Year in Understanding Concepts of Matter   Xiufeng Liu
This paper reports findings on the changes in students' understandings of the concept of matter during an academic year, for students from grade 3 through high school chemistry.
Liu, Xiufeng. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1853.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Constructivism
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
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
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
The Oxidation of Iron in a Gel Using Consumer Chemicals  Stephen W. Wright, Marsha R. Folger, and Ryan P. Quinn
The ferric ion produced by the oxidation of a steel nail in an agar gel is detected with salicylate to give a garnet-red color at the anodic areas where the oxidation of iron occurs.
Wright, Stephen W.; Folger, Marsha R.; Quinn, Ryan P. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1633.
Consumer Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Electrochemistry |
Metals |
Oxidation / Reduction
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
"We Actually Saw Atoms with Our Own Eyes". Conceptions and Convictions in Using the Scanning Tunneling Microscope in Junior High School  Hannah Margel, Bat-Sheva Eylon, and Zahava Scherz
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the feasibility and potential contribution of using the STM as a learning tool in junior high school (JHS) to support instruction about the particulate nature of matter.
Margel, Hannah; Eylon, Bat-Sheva; Scherz, Zahava. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 558.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Kinetic-Molecular Theory |
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science |
Learning Theories |
Student-Centered Learning |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
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
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
Easy-to-Make Ag/AgCl Reference Electrode  Gaston A. East and M. A. del Valle
In this contribution we describe the construction of a silver-silver chloride reference electrode that can be readily assembled in any teaching laboratory and that fulfills most of the requirements expected for a device of this kind.
East, Gaston A.; del Valle, M. A. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 97.
Instrumental Methods |
Electrochemistry |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
A Guide to the Elements, Rev. Edition (by Albert Stwertka)  reviewed by Daniel Berger
Stwertka's compilation is intended to be a middle-school and high-school reference book.
Berger, Daniel. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 1628.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Descriptive Chemistry
Introductory Electrochemistry for Kids - Food for Thought, and Human Potential  Gary G. Stroebel and Stephanie A. Myers
A simple, inexpensive, and portable activity that encourages active participation and aid in linking chemistry and electricity for young children. The activity explores how electricity is "stored," released, and distributed.
Stroebel, Gary G.; Myers, Stephanie A. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 178.
Electrochemistry
A Guide to the Elements by Albert Stwertka  reviewed by Daniel Berger
A middle-school and high-school reference book.
Berger, Daniel. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 627.
Periodicity / Periodic Table
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
Chemical Elements Bingo  Silvia Tejeda and Joaquin Palacios
A game designed to help students understand the periodic table and periodicity.
Tejada, Silvia; Palacios, Joaquin. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 1115.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Enrichment / Review Materials
Presenting the fun side of the periodic table  Carrado, Kathleen A.
Ideas, activities, and a modified periodic table (visually depicting element abundance) are presented as a way to start getting very young children to make connections to chemistry.
Carrado, Kathleen A. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 658.
Periodicity / Periodic Table
Elements and Symbols  Pauline, Ronald R.
This program is basically a tutorial/drill and practice program that enables the student to review material on element names and symbols.
Pauline, Ronald R. J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 400.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Enrichment / Review Materials
MacMendeleev: A program for exploring the periodic table (Clardy, Jon)  Bertrand, Gary L.
A review for a software program that serves as a database for properties of the elements.
Bertrand, Gary L. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, A291.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Physical Properties
A divertimento on the symbols of the elements  Earl, Boyd L.
Ideas for games using the symbols of the elements.
Earl, Boyd L. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 1011.
Periodicity / Periodic Table
Collecting and using the chemical elements  Solomon, Sally; Bates, Donald J.
The Royal Society of Chemistry "Periodic Table of Elements" poster succeeds in attracting the attention of people who walk past it. This paper discusses the assembly of the element display, prices, sources, and handling tips for each element and specific suggestions about how to use the elements in classroom situations.
Solomon, Sally; Bates, Donald J. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 991.
Periodicity / Periodic Table
Element names  Trapp, Dave
A program for the Apple IIgs that presents information on the origins of the names for the chemical elements. Names are grouped into ten categories: property, myth, heaven, color, person, ore, geography, systematic, ancient, and constructed.
Trapp, Dave J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 956.
Periodicity / Periodic Table
KC? Discoverer: Exploring the properties of the chemical elements  Liebel, Michael
This software program allows users to explore a large number of properties of the elements. The program can find all elements associated with a certain property, graph numeric properties against other numeric properties, list elements, sort elements, and use the periodic table to select elements.
Liebel, Michael J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 956.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Physical Properties |
Chemometrics |
Descriptive Chemistry
Adding colors and sparkles to hydrogen balloon explosions   Fortman, John J.
This short paper provides instructions and a table with needed quantities. The author also notes advice and insights into the quality of colors and sparkles produced.
Fortman, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 937.
Atomic Properties / Structure
The preparation of halogen waters   Diemente, Damon
Aqueous solutions of halogens can provide important demonstrations regarding periodicity, however many instructors are understandably hesitant to handle halogens. This author discusses the safe handling of halogens.
Diemente, Damon J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 932.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
So, what can I do for extra credit?  White, Miriam R.
Some projects offered by this author to her secondary school students: "interviewing" the discoverer of an element, top 50 chemicals produced in the US, interviewing a working chemist, and independent experiments.
White, Miriam R. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 395.
Industrial Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
Using the learning cycle to introduce periodicity  Goh, N. K.; Chia, L. S.
Activities to familiarize 9th grade students with the concept of periodicity.
Goh, N. K.; Chia, L. S. J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 747.
Learning Theories |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
The historic atom: From d to q  Smith, Richard
A Styrofoam model of the atom that has been used to show middle and high school students the historical development of the atomic model.
Smith, Richard J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 637.
Atomic Properties / Structure
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
The abundance of nuclides: A lab simulation using pennies  Hendrickson, Eric
The altered composition of pennies provides an opportunity for students to learn about atomic mass calculations.
Hendrickson, Eric J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 986.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Stoichiometry
Flame colors demonstration   Peyser, John R.; Luoma, John R.
A simple and exciting display producing little smoke or ash.
Peyser, John R.; Luoma, John R. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 452.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Qualitative Analysis |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Quantum Chemistry
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
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
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
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
Simplified apparatus for electrophoresis on paper  Herron, J. Dudley
Presents an apparatus for electrophoresis on paper using materials that can be found around the home and a procedure that is simple enough to be followed by students in 8th grade.
Herron, J. Dudley J. Chem. Educ. 1969, 46, 527.
Electrophoresis |
Electrochemistry |
Separation Science
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