Chemistry

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Reports

Reports on Twelve Digital Libraries for Chemistry
John W. Moore
A report on twelve libraries within the NSDL collection describing material appropriate for teachers of chemistry both at the college level and the high school level. The title of each digital library project links to the project's Web site so that you can quickly explore the digital libraries of your choice.
Results from the 2003-04 MAA PKAL Biomath Survey
Debra L. Hydorn
PKAL and MAA have collaborated over the past several months to identify programs integrating the life sciences and the mathematical sciences. This is an ongoing project, and further examples of interesting programs are sought.

Keck Consultation Reports

A Chemistry Department's Desire to Increase Visibility
The Keck/PKAL Consultation Program
The chemistry department at this liberal arts college in the southwest has been recognized for its continual pursuit of excellence. However, the department wants to increase the visibility of and enrollment in the department. Several steps were identified that will contribute to and add to the success of the department.

Essay

A Recent History of Curriculum and Assessment in Undergraduate Psychology Programs
Charles L. Brewer, Jane S. Halonen
This brief review documents how curricular and assessment issues have evolved over the last 20 years in undergraduate psychology
An essay: Asking the right questions
John C. Warner
"The key to quality chemistry education is not teaching the right answers, but teaching how to ask the right questions." A personal story.
Experience in becoming learners in the assessment community
Maureen Scharberg
Although I have no formal education in assessment since my graduate degree is in chemistry, I just thought it was an important component as I began my career in chemical education. While teaching this course, I realized that the curriculum and pedagogy seemed to be working well.

Other Resources

2005: Description for structure of substances by computer 3D animation in chemical education
By means of computer 3D animation and multimedia technology, the basic concepts of chemical bonding theory (Valence Bond Theory and Hybrid Orbital Theory, including Van der Waals forces) and the structures of some typical inorganic and organic substances were vividly described to students using teaching software. The relationship between hybrid orbitals and the space structure of molecules was the focus in this software. The main contents, design ideology, and practice effects are introduced in this paper.
Enhancing the Chemistry Curriculum with FT-NMR Spectroscopy
Andrew S. Koch
St. Mary’s College submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation to fund the purchase of a high-field Fourier-transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (FT-NMR).