Undergraduate

What Knowledge Mediates Teachers’ Appropriation of High Leverage Practices? (Cartier, Lancaster)

Author/Presenter: 
Jennifer Cartier
Leslie Lancaster
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 

This session presents an instrument for measuring preservice elementary teachers’ application of instructional planning practices and discusses the relationship between these practices and teachers’ knowledge.

Resource Type: 
Presentation

Synthesis and Characterization of Self-Assembled Liquid Crystals: p-Alokxybenzoic Acids

Thermotropic liquid crystal phases are ordered fluids found, for some molecules, at intermediate temperatures between the crystal and liquid states. Although technologically important, these materials typically receive little attention in the undergraduate curriculum. Here, we describe a laboratory activity for introductory organic chemistry students on the synthesis and characterization of the p-alkoxybenzoic acids. These compounds, through the formation of carboxylic acid dimers, exhibit liquid crystal phases common in rod-like (calamitic) molecules.

Author/Presenter: 
Jensen, Jana
Grundy, Stephan
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
Hartley, C. Scott
Year: 
2011

Project Instrument Development (I.D.) - Growth of Empowerment in Career Science Teacher

A poster on Project Instrument Development (I.D.) - Growth of Empowerment in Career Science Teachers.

Author/Presenter: 
Mary Hobbs
Amy Moreland
Year: 
2010
Short Description: 

A poster on Project Instrument Development (I.D.) - Growth of Empowerment in Career Science Teachers.

Preparation and Characterization of a Monolithic Column for use in HPLC: An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment

The high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) experiment, most often done in the undergraduate analytical instrumentation laboratory course, generally illustrates reversed-phase chromatography using a commercial C18 silica column. To avoid the expense of periodic column replacement and introduce a choice of columns with different stationary phases, we have developed an experiment in which students prepare and test a polymer-based monolithic column. The 10 or 15 cm monolithic column is prepared using 1/8 in. o.d. × 2.3 mm i.d. poly(ether ether ketone) or PEEK tubing.

Author/Presenter: 
Bindis, Michael P
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
Year: 
2011

Plenary Presentation: The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy (Cahill)

Author/Presenter: 
Michele Cahill
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 

Cahill discusses the Carnegie-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and
Science Education’s recent report in which they challenge the nation to mobilize for coordinated action so that all students—not just a select few, or those fortunate enough to attend certain schools—achieve much higher levels of math and science learning.

Resource Type: 
Presentation

Chemistry Education Research Doctoral Scholars Program (Bretz, Lewis, Mayberry)

Author/Presenter: 
Stacey Lowery Bretz
Jennifer Lewis
Maralee Mayberry
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 

The Chemistry Education Research Doctoral Scholars Program aims to recruit, train and graduate a diverse group of scholars in chemistry education research (CER) who specialize in assessment; design coursework, K-12 partnerships, research experiences, and mentoring to successfully prepare these scholars for careers in CER; and create a community of scholars to collaborate and systematically improve assessment of student learning.

Blogs: Enhancing links in a professional learning community of science and mathematics teachers

Author/Presenter: 
Loving, C. C.
Schroeder, C.
Kang, R.
Shimek, C.
Herbert, B.
Year: 
2007
Short Description: 

Loving, C. C., Schroeder, C., Kang, R., Shimek, C., & Herbert, B. (2007). Blogs: Enhancing links in a professional learning community of science and mathematics teachers. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 7(3). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol7/iss3/maintoc.cfm.

A Symmetry POGIL Activity for Inorganic Chemistry

The goal of this project was to create an inquiry activity to teach symmetry elements and symmetry operations in an inorganic chemistry course. Many students experience difficulty when building and mentally manipulating three-dimensional mental models from two-dimensional images, causing difficulty when learning symmetry. Process-oriented, guided-inquiry learning (POGIL) was used to structure the activity using a learning cycle paradigm consistent with research on how students learn as described by Novak’s human constructivism theory.

Author/Presenter: 
Luxford, Cynthia
Crowder, Michael
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
Year: 
2012

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