Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Sub Image2:Macro to Micro Structures
1) Atoms and Molecules2) Macro to Micro Structures 3) Energetics and Dynamics 4) Theory and Practice in Chemical Systems 5) Chemical Design
6) The Chemistry of Life7) Chemistry and the Environment8) Chemistry at the Interface

Facilitating laboratory learning

Learning Objectives

  • To study about the importance of chemical design for future development
  • To emphasize the use of scientific investigation skills for facilitating laboratory learning

Workshop Description
This program develops basic concepts required for the understanding of chemical design. In order to show students how substances undergo intended chemical changes, teachers use experiences from everyday life, such as baking, soft drinks, the components of drugs, and the contents of felt tip markers. Chemists, portrayed in this video as chemical designers, use a variety of laboratory inquiry methods and tools. These tools are applied to chemistry teaching in the classroom and to the ways teachers can facilitate of laboratory learning.

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"We, as organic chemists, are molecular engineers. Our tools, instead of wood and steel and hammers and nails, are atoms and molecules. And we have learned how to put these together to build molecules… so when we design, it’s no different than when an architect designs. You ask yourself which atoms you want placed where, what the ultimate architecture of the molecule is, and then you design a route to build it. Then you…actually make the molecule."

Dr. Kevin Chapman
Director of Medicinal Research, Merck


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