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Monday, August 4 • 9:30am - 5:00pm
W25: Energy in Chemistry: From the Macroscopic to the Particulate Levels

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Energy is a cross-cutting concept in all science disciplines and can be used as a framework in chemistry to help students understand the properties and behavior of substances at multiple levels. This is the first session of a two-part workshop designed to analyze, discuss, and reflect on diverse instructional strategies that actively engage students in thinking about energy issues in chemistry at the macroscopic, particulate, and atomic levels, using multiple representations. We will also illustrate how to diagnose and formatively assess student understanding. In this first session of the workshop participants will actively engage in design and modeling activities that can help students deepen their conceptual understanding about energy, heat, and temperature in macroscopic systems, and kinetic and potential energy of particles in models of matter developed to explain physical changes.

This workshop has been developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) High School Chemistry Professional Development Leadership Group.


Marta Gmurczyk

American Chemical Society


Julie Andrew

University of Colorado

Shelley Belleau

Mapleton Expeditionary School of Art

Bonnie Bloom

Hilliard Davidson High School

Chad Bridle

Grandville High School

Alice Putti

Science Teacher, Jenison High School

Vicente A. Talanquer

University of Arizona

Michael Tinnesand

Science Consultant

Monday August 4, 2014 9:30am - 5:00pm
MAK D1209