Activity-based chemistry teaching: A case of “elements and compounds”

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 12/2010; 2(2):2506-2509. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.362


This study aims at observing students’ understanding of “Elements and Compounds” unit which is taught through the use of several activities such as card activity. In this case study, a card activity was prepared by the chemistry teacher. In the next stage, “Elements and Compounds” unit was presented through the activities mentioned above. The study was implemented in one 9th grade classroom. The students found the activities entertaining and helpful for remembering the subjects. The results are also very remarkable for teachers who are open to use new methods or activities in their teaching.

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    ABSTRACT: New paradigms in education have led to a need for alternative methodologies in the higher education classroom. An educational game on molecular geometry, polarity, and intermolecular forces for engineering students in a general chemistry course was designed and implemented. The results showed that the game was effective in reconstructing students' knowledge, demonstrating that the games can serve as a useful pedagogical tool in higher education. © 2012 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.
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