Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron

Faculty Advisor

Gobert, Janice

Abstract

This project studies the misconceptions that middle school students have in chemistry. Using information taken from research on the misconceptions, this project uses the ASSISTments system to design an activity that uses both a microworld and a simulation to improve middle school students' understanding of chemistry. This activity proposes two possible scenarios that introduce a microscopic-level view of chemical changes and a macro-level perspective, and questions whether introducing one level first before the other would improve students' understanding.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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