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.
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.
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.
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.
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.