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Thursday, August 7 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
W102: Scale Interventions for Lecture and Laboratory

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According to the AAAS and the NRC, an important component of a student’s science literacy is scale and concepts relating to scale. Scale, or the skills related to understanding quantity within chemistry concepts, has long been an area of interest within our research. Our focus is not just on strengthening the arguments for why scale should be included in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, but on developing scale themed interventions to aid in teaching students these important skills. We have created both online supplemental instruction activities and laboratory experiments that can easily be incorporated into any general chemistry course. At this workshop, we will present the continuing results of our experiments on scale, share how we measure the scale knowledge of our students, introduce and describe several of the activities we have incorporated into our curriculum, and provide resources for educators who wish to incorporate our activities into their own courses.


Jaclyn Trate

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thursday August 7, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
PAD 109
  Concept Issues  Laboratory