Chemistry Modeling Workshop - Summer 2012
Two Week Session : July 30 to August 10, 2012
The workshop on chemistry teaching thoroughly address all aspects of middle & high school teaching, including the integration of teaching methods with course content for chemistry classrooms. Special emphasis will be placed on modeling conceptual development and integrating technology appropriate for the middle and high school.
Participants will be introduced to the Modeling Method as a systematic approach to the design of curriculum and instruction. Participants will be instructed on computer hardware and software selection, techniques for laboratory data collection and analysis, and internet use to help them become experts on the best uses of technology in education.
Participants will be given techniques to deliver in-service training and help in strengthening local teacher alliances.
Content from first semester high school chemistry or introductory middle school physical science is organized around seven basic models to simplify structural coherence:
- Physical properties of Matter
- Energy and States of Matter I: Particles in Motion
- Energy and States of Matter II: Sticky Particles
- Describing Substances
- Counting Particles Too Small to See
- Particles With Internal Structure
- Chemical Equations
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Previous Year's Activities
This is a sample of year 2009 Summer Physics Modeling Workshop
Home Video visually showing a calculated experiment for students.
The class in session
Student explaining calculations for demo
Teacher expressing a calculation
Students modeling an experiment
Students modeling acceleration theory
Our guest speaker, Wayne F. Smith, lecturing on "The Spirit of Dr. King Lives On"
Youth from FPUU and Mr. Smith discuss important interests
A senior and long term social justice advocate discusses items with Mr. Smith