"The Chemicals Project": Connecting General Chemistry to Students' Lives

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Roland P. Stout, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: "The Chemicals Project" described here strives to bring freshman chemistry alive for students by emphasizing its connection to the real world and to their own lives and experiences. Its major assignments deal with chemical phobias, recognizing the chemicals found in everyday life and chemical hazards (using Material Data Safety Sheets). The project is described in a cooperative learning format, employs portfolio grading, and includes a significant writing component. Ways of linking this project with the course lecture and student evaluations of the project are described. The bottom line: pre- and post-testing shows that it works. The Chemicals Project brings chemistry alive for students.

Additional Information

Journal of Chemical Education 77.10 (2000)
Language: English
Date: 2000
Resource Programs, Education, Chemistry, High School/Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, First-Year Undergraduate Students, Applications of Chemistry, Composition, Writing, Writing across the Curriculum, Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Learning

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