The complexity of teaching chemistry.
- To emphasize the role of energetics and dynamics in
- To discuss ways to facilitate the complexity of teaching
This workshop emphasizes the importance of learning about
energetics and dynamics, in order to improve
students understanding of the relationship between
energy and change in chemistry. To illustrate the complexity
of science instruction, teachers use a variety of teaching
methods like labs, lectures, demonstrations, simulations
and a guest speaker to develop concepts related to collision
theory, reaction kinetics and electronic energy levels.
"I think that its important that
the kids see the connection between the sciences . . . .
I think it is really important that when we look at these
things called physics, biology, and chemistry, many times
we are looking at the same thing from different perspectives;
its all interrelated. Its all about understanding
our universe and trying to make sense out of it. Its
just that chemists look at it in one way and physicists
look at it another way. And in terms of energetics and dynamics,
chemistry and physics are so tied together, that you cannot
Thomas A. Edison High School, Virginia
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