Bielefeld, Marilyn, Daniels, Sadie, Hall, Yolanda, McClendon, Cecil, and Schlinger, Gary
Chemical Industry, Chemistry, Curriculum Guides, Electricity, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Measurement, Physical Sciences, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Guides, Tech Prep, Technical Education, and Technology
Promoting ACademic Excellence in Mathematics and Science for Workers of the 21st Century (PACE) was a consortium project made up of Indiana University Northwest, the Gary Community Schools, and the Merrillville Community Schools. The focus of this project was to prepare teachers and curricula for Tech Prep mathematics and science courses for the two school districts. The courses and course units prepared by the project are intended to promote the Core 40 Competencies of the Indiana Department of Education for High School courses. This document contains units for Physics and Physical Science designed to help students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities learn physics. The Physics course includes the following units: (1) The Mathematics of Physics and Measurement; (2) Newton's Laws of Motion; (3) Electricity and Magnetism; and (4) Heat, Temperature, and Engines. The Physical Science course includes activities that link the traditional English, math, and physical science classes. Units in this course include: (1) Measure of Volume, Mass, Length; (2) Derived Measurements, Scalar Quantities; (3) The Chemical Industry; (4) Workplace Applications of Triangle Math; and (5) Motion and Energy. (JRH)
Huddle, Penelope Ann, White, Margaret Dawn, and Rogers, Fiona
Journal of Chemical Education, v77 n1 p104-10 Jan 2000.
Chemistry, Demonstrations (Science), Electric Circuits, Electricity, Electrochemistry, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Misconceptions, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Equipment, Scientific Concepts, and Teaching Methods
Describes a concrete teaching model designed to eliminate students' misconceptions about current flow in electrochemistry. The model uses a semi-permeable membrane rather than a salt bridge to complete the circuit and demonstrate the maintenance of cell neutrality. Concludes that use of the model led to improvement in students' understanding at the high school and university levels. (Contains 27 references.) (WRM)
Chemistry, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Electricity, High Schools, Learning Processes, Metals, Science Education, and Scientific Concepts
Explores common schemes used by Spanish 10-12th grade students in concrete and abstract contextual situations to explain the internal structure of metals, the causes of electric conduction of metals, and the nature of this current. Concludes that students' conceptions change progressively as they are exposed to additional relevant information in higher grades. (Contains 66 references.) (Author/YDS)
McDermott, Hugh, Scharmann, Larry, and Nebraska State Energy Office, Lincoln.
Chemistry, Electricity, Energy, Environmental Education, Heat, High Schools, Physics, Power Technology, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary School Science, and Nebraska
Four classroom activities are included in this 8-10 period unit suitable for high school chemistry and physics classes. The first activity is a reading (12th-grade readability level determined by the Fry procedure) which explains electricity conversion, transportation, and efficiency ratings. The second and third activities are electrical energy experiments: determining the efficiency of a light bulb and the relationship between heat and electricity. The last activity consists of problem sheets in which students analyze data and convert it into different forms of measurement while reviewing material previously discussed in the unit. Rationale, objectives, and instructional strategies are provided for each activity. A list of process skills fostered, advanced teacher preparation, goals, objectives, planning guide, and evaluation suggestions are provided in an introduction. (Author/JN)
Journal of Chemical Education, v61 n4 p381-82 Apr 1984.
Chemistry, Electricity, High Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, and Textbook Content
Presents a problem on nonstandard concentrations at nonstandard temperature modeled after an example problem on the Nernst equation found in a high school chemistry textbook. Discusses why the problem is incorrect, offering a second problem which is correctly solved. Implications for teaching the Nernst equation are considered. (JN)
Chemistry, College Science, Electricity, Exhibits, High Schools, Higher Education, Science Education, Science Equipment, Science Experiments, Science History, Science Instruction, and Secondary School Science
Suggests preparing displays which include both dynamic and static items to attract observers' attention and hold their interest. Includes instructions for making exhibits related to phenomena associated with Joseph Priestley and Michael Faraday. (DH)
Chemistry, Demonstrations (Educational), Electricity, Energy, Heat, High Schools, Laboratory Procedures, Light, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, and Teaching Methods
Recommends using dramatic demonstrations on the energy in chemical systems as an audiovisual adjunct to lectures and laboratory sessions. Lists materials needed and provides procedures including safety tips for various experiments to produce chemical light, heat, and electricity; and concludes with hints for preparation/rehearsal. (JM)
Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Electricity, High Schools, Laboratory Procedures, Metals, Science Education, Science Equipment, Science Experiments, and Secondary School Science
Electrography is a technique in which unknown metals are identified by the precipitates they form with known electrolytes. The technique illustrates both electrochemistry and precipitation reactions. Describes the technique, suggesting its use in science and forensic science classes. (JN)