Event Title

Modeling Chemical Reality

Mentor 1

Anja Blecking

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

29-4-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2016 3:30 PM

Description

Explaining chemical phenomena is often difficult for middle- and high school students due to the fact that the explanation for such phenomena lies on the atomic level that is invisible to the human eye. Scientific models can bridge this gap between the macroscopic and particle world, between observation and explanation. This project describes the careful design of a 5-day course (2hours per day) for middle and high school students in which chemical lab experiments are directly connected to scientific models. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a lab and also investigate the particle world at the same time, making valuable mental connections that will increase their understanding of chemical processes. The poster presentation will discuss experiments, educational models and other course material for this course.

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Apr 29th, 1:30 PM Apr 29th, 3:30 PM

Modeling Chemical Reality

Union Wisconsin Room

Explaining chemical phenomena is often difficult for middle- and high school students due to the fact that the explanation for such phenomena lies on the atomic level that is invisible to the human eye. Scientific models can bridge this gap between the macroscopic and particle world, between observation and explanation. This project describes the careful design of a 5-day course (2hours per day) for middle and high school students in which chemical lab experiments are directly connected to scientific models. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a lab and also investigate the particle world at the same time, making valuable mental connections that will increase their understanding of chemical processes. The poster presentation will discuss experiments, educational models and other course material for this course.