Implementing and evaluating mentored chemistry-biology technology lab modules to promote early interest in science

Yan Mei Chan, Wendy Hom, Jin Kim Montclare

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Abstract

Chemistry has become increasingly multidisciplinary. Starting in middle school and high school, however, the different disciplines are taught as distinct subjects and little effort is made to emphasize overlapping concepts. Development of innovative approaches to teaching science through the integration of technology is needed to provide students with a better learning experience that embraces multiple disciplines. Here, we describe an outreach and mentoring program between college and 7th grade students to: (i) encourage 7th grade students to pursue science and engineering degrees; (ii) provide the college students with mentoring experience; and (iii) assist teachers with state-of-the-art educational tools that enhance their teaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-754
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume88
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • Applications of chemistry
  • Communication/writing
  • Computer-based learning
  • Elementary/middle school science
  • Hands-on learning/manipulatives
  • High school/introductory chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Upper-division undergraduate
  • Women in chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

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