Practical Skills in Chemistry

Author: John R. Dean

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130280022

Category: Chemistry

Page: 362

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This text's unique and comprehensive coverage includes: general advice on practical work; basic laboratory skills, classical and instrumental techniques; analysis and presentation of data; information technology; library resources; and communicating information.
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Progressive Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry

A Guide to Early-undergraduate Experimental Work

Author: Stuart W. Bennett,Katherine O'Neale,Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9780854049509

Category: Education

Page: 172

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It is widely recognised that students on present-day chemistry courses need to develop a portfolio of practical skills. Progressive Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry is the second in a series of publications from the Royal Society of Chemistry which are directed towards the early part of an undergraduate chemistry programme. This book features a variety of practical activities, spanning a wide range of chemistry. Activities are arranged in order of increasing skills development and demand, and each is accompanied by a guide for demonstrators. A technical guide is also included detailing all reagent and equipment requirements. Trialled in universities across the UK pre-publication, students and lecturers will welcome this book as an aid to the development of skills in degree courses.
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Practical Skills in Chemistry

Author: John Dean,David A Holmes,Alan M Jones,Allan Jones,Jonathan Weyers,Prof Author

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292139935

Category: Science

Page: 656

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Practical skills form the cornerstone of chemistry. However, the diversity of skills required in the laboratory means that a student’s experience may be limited. While some techniques do require specific skills, many of them are transferable generic skills that are required throughout the subject area. Limited time constraints of the modern curriculum often preclude or minimise laboratory time. Practical Skills in Chemistry 3rd edition provides a general guidance for use in and out of practical sessions, covering a range of techniques from the basic to the more advanced. This ‘one-stop’ text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your studies. It will also give you a solid grounding in wider transferable skills such as teamwork, using information technology, communicating information and study skills. This edition has been enhanced and updated throughout to provide a complete and easy-to-read guide to the developing skills required from your first day through to graduation, further strengthening its reputation as the practical resource for students of chemistry and related discipline areas.
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Gender Differences in Performance of Chemistry Practical Skills Among Senior Six Students in Kampala District

Author: Fredrick Ssempala

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599427001

Category: Education

Page: 108

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The aim of this study was to determine if there were gender differences in the performance of Chemistry practical skills among senior six girls and boys in selected mixed secondary schools in Kampala District from February to March 2004. The study participants were drawn from five mixed secondary schools in the district. A total of fifty students participated, half of them girls and the other half boys. A cross sectional descriptive research design was used involving both quantitative and qualitative research strategies. The instruments of data collection were a Chemistry practical test (Quantitative analysis), student questionnaires and in-depth interviews. Questionnaires were filled out by all students and forty randomly selected students were interviewed by the researcher. The following were the findings: 1. There were no statistical significant differences between girls and boys in their ability to manipulate the apparatus/equipment, take observation, report/record results correctly, and compute/interpret/analyze results during the Chemistry practical. 2. Both female and male students perceived interpreting/analyzing results to be the most difficult skill to perform, whereas manipulation of apparatus/equipment was perceived to be the easy skill to perform during Chemistry practical by both gender. 3. Girls had a poor self-confidence in their ability to perform Chemistry practical, as most of them (90%) believed that boys are better than them. Although girls performed slightly better than boys overall, the skills in which boys performed slightly better than girls in recording/reporting results correctly, and computing/interpreting/analyzing results, contributed a higher percentage in the assessment of Chemistry practical examinations by the UNEB examiners. Hence, it may be the reason why boys perform better than girls in UNEB Chemistry practical examinations, and in 'A' Level Chemistry examinations generally. The recommendations were that Chemistry teachers in 'O' Level should make sure that students are taught mole concept, volumetric analysis and Ionic Chemistry, and balancing equations early enough so that both girls and boys are able to compute/interpret/analyze results. Also, further research should be done on gender and Chemistry practical skill performance, considering qualitative analysis practical for both 'O' and 'A' Level, so that more knowledge is gained about the effect of gender on performance of Chemistry practical skills.
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Innovative Methods of Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Higher Education

Author: Ingo Eilks,Bill Byers

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847559581

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Two recent initiatives from the EU, namely the Bologna Process and the Lisbon Agenda are likely to have a major influence on European Higher Education. It seems unlikely that traditional teaching approaches, which supported the elitist system of the past, will promote the mobility, widened participation and culture of 'life-long learning' that will provide the foundations for a future knowledge-based economy. There is therefore a clear need to seek new approaches to support the changes which will inevitably occur. The European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) is a network of some 160 university chemistry departments from throughout the EU as well as a number of National Chemical Societies (including the RSC) which provides a discussion forum for all aspects of higher education in chemistry. This handbook is a result of one of their working groups, who identified and collated good practice with respect to innovative methods in Higher Level Chemistry Education. It provides a comprehensive overview of innovations in university chemistry teaching from a broad European perspective. The generation of this book through a European Network, with major national chemical societies and a large number of chemistry departments as members make the book unique. The wide variety of scholars who have contributed to the book, make it interesting and invaluable reading for both new and experienced chemistry lecturers throughout the EU and beyond. The book is aimed at chemistry education at universities and other higher level institutions and at all academic staff and anyone interested in the teaching of chemistry at the tertiary level. Although newly appointed teaching staff are a clear target for the book, the innovative aspects of the topics covered are likely to prove interesting to all committed chemistry lecturers.
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Chemistry in Context

Author: Graham Hill,John Holman

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174483076

Category: Science

Page: 148

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The labatory manual and study guide supports your teaching with a broad range of practicals, emphasising saftey and risk assessment. It is an essential companion to Chemistry in Context and can also be used alongside other Advanced Chemistry books. It offers practicals wwith detailed instructions, for openended investigations and opportunities for assessed practical work in the four skill areas of planning, implementing, analysing and evaluating.
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Practical Skills in Forensic Science

Author: Alan Langford

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131144002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

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This is the 'one-stop' guide you need to help you through all practical aspects of your forensic science course.Becoming a forensic scientist depends on developing a wide range of practical skills, ranging from those required to observe, measure and record accurately, to those associated with operating up-to-date analytical equipment. You will also need broader skills, for example, in relation to teamwork and study. Practical Skills in Forensic Science provides an easy-to-read guide to help you develop the skills you need to succeed. This text provides comprehensive coverage of the necessary skills, including aspects of chemistry, biology and physics, as well as relevant aspects of law. Key features: Presents information in a concise and user-friendly manner, helping you to master and practice key techniques. Designed as a practical aid to learning, with margin tips and hints, definitions, and worked examples. These help guide you through the content and are engaging to read. Uses 'How to' boxes which set out the essentials in a step-by-step manner, helping you to understand techniques in context. Provides practical advice on specific techniques, including taking fingerprints and DNA analysis, as well as broader skills, such as tackling numerical problems and passing exams. Uses illustrations and tables to help you navigate the information. Provides key sources of further study for every topic, including printed and online material, guiding you on where to go for your research. Includes case examples, guidelines for reporting results and advice on the legal aspects of forensic science, providing you with a grounding in the realities of becoming a forensic scientist. Who is this book for?Practical Skills in Forensic Science is an indispensable book for undergraduate students taking forensic science degree programmes and for those following related courses such as forensic chemistry. It will also be highly useful to students taking modules in forensic analysis or crime scene investigation as part of a broader programme, or a joint degree course. It represents a valuable resource for postgraduate students working in this area, and lecturers should find it an effective way to supplement information given in practical sessions.About the authorsAlan Langford is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Forensic Sciences, John Dean is Associate Dean (Research), Rob Reed is Head of Biomedical Sciences and David Holmes is Director of Academic Development in Applied Sciences, all at Northumbria University. Jonathan Weyers is Senior Lecturer and Director, Learning Enhancement Unit and Allan Jones is Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences Teaching Unit, both at the University of Dundee.
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Advanced Practical Inorganic and Metalorganic Chemistry

Author: R. John Errington

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780751402254

Category: Science

Page: 302

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While the boundaries between the areas of chemistry traditionally labeled as inorganic, organic and physical are gradually diffusing, the practical techniques adopted by workers in each of these areas are often radically different. The breadth and variety of research classed as "inorganic chemistry" is readily apparent from an inspection of some of the leading international journals, and can be quite daunting for newcomers to this domain who are likely to have only limited experience of the methodologies involved. This book has therefore been written to provide guidance for those unfamiliar with the techniques most often encountered in synthetic inorganic / metalorganic chemistry, with an emphasis on procedures for handling air-sensitive compounds. One chapter is devoted to more specialized techniques such as metal vapor synthesis, and a review of preparative methods for a selection of starting materials is included as an aid to those planning research projects. While this book is aimed primarily at postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students involved in inorganic research projects, synthetic organic chemists and industrial chemists will also find much useful information within its pages. Similarly, it serves as a useful reference source for materials and polymer scientists who wish to take advantage of recent progress in precursor synthesis and catalyst development.
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