Session Number

E-1

Grade Level

Grade Levels: MS/HS

Start Date

3-3-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

3-3-2017 3:00 PM

Description

Chemistry concepts can often be difficult for students to understand, in part due to the fact that we are discussing with students things that cannot be seen (atoms and molecules!). Analogies that relate chemistry concepts to things that students are more familiar with can be a powerful way to help them understand concepts, as can demonstrations that make concepts come to life visually. We will share a few of our favorite analogies/demos, and ask that each participant share one of their favorite analogies or demos. As we realize it would be difficult for visiting teachers to bring what they need to actually perform a demonstration, it could simply be shared in written form or explained.

Equilibrium Analogy Lab.pdf (75 kB)
Handout

 
Mar 3rd, 2:00 PM Mar 3rd, 3:00 PM

Session E-2: Sharing Analogies and Demonstrations to Reinforce Chemistry Concepts

Chemistry concepts can often be difficult for students to understand, in part due to the fact that we are discussing with students things that cannot be seen (atoms and molecules!). Analogies that relate chemistry concepts to things that students are more familiar with can be a powerful way to help them understand concepts, as can demonstrations that make concepts come to life visually. We will share a few of our favorite analogies/demos, and ask that each participant share one of their favorite analogies or demos. As we realize it would be difficult for visiting teachers to bring what they need to actually perform a demonstration, it could simply be shared in written form or explained.

 

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