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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 Life
7) Chemistry and the Environment8) Chemistry at the Interface

Effective teaching strategies

Learning Objectives

  • To relate the basics of chemistry to the mechanisms of life

  • To discuss effective teaching strategies used to enhance learning

Workshop Description
This program discusses the chemistry of living systems. It begins by looking at modern research on the origins of life and then at the structure and function of biological molecules. It emphasizes that living organisms are huge chemical systems in equilibrium and stresses the value of relating chemical principles to biology and to topics that are important to students.

"Our own bodies are extraordinary biological chemical manufacturing systems, where we use our genes to make highly complex molecules. Bioscience has made tremendous advances in the last ten years, and so in the future you will see a lot of the chemistry facilitated by bioprocesses. . . . We are headed towards the ability to design highly complex molecules such as we are. We are a mass of highly sophisticated molecular structures, billions of years old. And we are trying to understand ourselves for the first time. . . ."

Dr. Richard Wool
Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

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