Chemistry

Generating Cognitive Dissonance in Student Interviews through Multiple Representations

Author(s): 
Linenberger, Kimberly
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
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2012
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This study explores what students understand about enzyme–substrate interactions, using multiple representations of the phenomenon. In this paper we describe our use of the 3 Phase-Single Interview Technique with multiple representations to generate cognitive dissonance within students in order to uncover misconceptions of enzyme–substrate interactions.

A Symmetry POGIL Activity for Inorganic Chemistry

Author(s): 
Luxford, Cynthia
Crowder, Michael
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
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Journal
Year: 
2012
Month: 
February
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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.

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

Author(s): 
Jensen, Jana
Grundy, Stephan
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
Hartley, C. Scott
Publication Type: 
Journal
Year: 
2011
Month: 
August
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In Press
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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.

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

Author(s): 
Bindis, Michael P
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
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Journal
Year: 
2011
Month: 
May
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In Press
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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.

The Role of Self-Monitoring in Learning Chemistry with Dynamic Visualization

Chiu, J., & Linn, M. C. (2012). The Role of Self-Monitoring in Learning Chemistry with Dynamic Visualization. In A. Zohar & Y. J. Dori (Eds.), Metacognition and Science Education: Trends in Current Research (pp. 133-163). London, UK: Springer-Verlag.

 

Author/Presenter: 
Jennifer Chiu
Marcia Linn
Year: 
2012

Overview of the Chemistry Education Research Doctoral Scholars Program

Author(s): 
McClary, LaKeisha
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
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Unpublished
Year: 
2012
Month: 
January
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Chemistry Education Research Doctoral Scholars Program (Bretz, Lewis, Mayberry)

Presenter(s): 
Stacey Lowery Bretz
Jennifer Lewis
Maralee Mayberry
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2009
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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.

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