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 Design6) The Chemistry of Life7) Chemistry and the Environment8) Chemistry at the Interface

Problem solving

Learning Objectives

  • To relate theory and practice in teaching chemistry

  • To use problem solving skills in order to teach about chemical systems

Workshop Description
This workshop shows how a theoretical understanding of the driving force for chemical systems can lead to further development of new technologies and to the discovery of new phenomena in practice. In teaching, this is done through the creation of a close relationship between the science and mathematics of chemical processes, implementing problem solving activities. These activities, which are based on a systematic interpretation of chemistry into mathematics, make the connection between theory and practice. These basic skills form the foundation for learning about chemical systems.

"To get them to accept whatever your data is, and the conclusion that you then reach, based on the analysis of whatever you actually measured . . . Focusing on such thought skills and affecting their way of thinking is more than just chemistry."

Tom Pratuch
Annandale High School, Virginia

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