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Modeling Chemistry

Modeling Chemistry

The Modeling Method has been developed to correct many weaknesses of the traditional lecture-demonstration method, including the fragmentation of knowledge, student passivity, and the persistence of naive beliefs about the physical world. Coherent Instructional Objectives * To engage students in understanding the physical world by constructing and using scientific models to describe, to explain, to predict and to control physical phenomena. * To provide students with basic conceptual tools for modeling physical objects and processes, especially mathematical, graphical and diagrammatic representations. * To familiarize students with a small set of basic models as the content core of physics. * To develop insight into the structure of scientific knowledge by examining how models fit into... Show More


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