Date of Award
Masters Plan B
Master of Science (MS)
Science & Mathematics Teaching Center
Assistant Professor Anne Houseal
Associate Professor Alan Buss
Associate Professor Francisco Basile
The purpose of this project was to review Atomic-Molecular Theory (AMT), critique teaching methods associated with AMT, develop a National Board Certification entry, and reach conclusions about appropriate methods for teaching this topic in introductory high-school chemistry. In order to accomplish this, pertinent literature was reviewed. This included National Research Council publications and peer-reviewed journal articles, along with appropriate books and texts. Additionally, the National Board Certification process required unit development, classroom activities, and a written reflection. Conclusions and recommendations for effectively teaching AMT at the high-school level are offered.
Varca, Angelice Hafele, "Atomic-Molecular Theory: A Key to Understanding Chemistry Concepts" (2012). SMTC Plan B Papers. 28.