Given the author’s orientation, there is more material for teachers of chemistry than other subjects.
The book details how the author developed student thinking and understanding in three areas
- How the evolution of atomic theory led to the structure of the periodic table. Information about the personal lives of key figures lends a humanity to the story.
Key diagrams in the development of the relationship between quantum mechanics and the periodic table are included.
- The conceptual development of the gas laws is described.
Demonstrations for both the classroom and the kitchen that capture the nature of gases are featured and pictured.
An emphasis is placed on student writing exercises as a method of helping students truly “own” the material.
- A logical and non-algorithmic method of teaching stoichiometry is explained. By taking students through the thinking of the process, step-by-step, they can overcome the apparent complexity of stoichiometry.
Additionally, the book discusses areas of concern to all chemistry teachers:
- Lab Safety
- Using films
- Selecting student labs
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