JCE 92.08—August 2015 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education August 2015 Cover

JCE 92.08—August 2015 Issue Highlights

Using Models and Modeling To Teach

The August 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers.  This issue includes articles on ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; .

Cover: Modeling Wildfires in the Lab

Wildfires cause substantial losses in property and lives every year. In the United States alone, an estimated annual total of over 60,000 wildfires burn between 12,000 and 40,000 square kilometers of land. In , Christian Punckt, Pablo S. Bodega, Prabha Kaira, and Harm H. Rotermund present model experiments and computational approaches for observing and analyzing wildfire dynamics. The cover image shows a time sequence of a “wildfire” on laboratory scale. The model forest on fire is made of an array of matchsticks, illustrating the violence of a real-life situation.

Modeling Instruction

In her Editorial, Deanna M. Cullen discusses . Other articles in the issue that explore using model-based inquiry in teaching high school chemistry are:

~Katarina Dass, Michelle L. Head, and Gregory T. Rushton

~ Larry Dukerich

~ Cara Hale-Hanes

Lewis Dot Structure Model

~ Ginger V. Shultz and Anne Ruggles Gere

~ Peter Nassiff and Wendy A. Czerwinski

~ Curtis R. Pulliam, William F. Pfeiffer, and Alyssa C. Thomas

Molecular Models

~ Christopher B. Martin, Crissie Vandehoef, and Allison Cook

~ Veljko Dragojlovic

~ Sergio Rossi, Maurizio Benaglia, Davide Brenna, Riccardo Porta, and Manuel Orlandi

Using Models To Teach Crystal Symmetry

~ Lluís Casas and Eugènia Estop

~ Cody V. Cushman and Matthew R. Linford

~ Lawrence T. Sein, Jr. and Sarajane E. Sein

~ Lan Chen, Hongwei Sun, and Chengming Lai

~ Brian J. Johnson and Kate J. Graham

Introductory Activities and Labs

~ Daniel S. Eldridge

~ Teresa Celestino and Fabio Marchetti

~ K. Christopher Smith and Ariana Garza

Organic Chemistry Investigations and Tools for Engagement

~ Layne A. Morsch and Michael Lewis

~ Giang T. Hoang, Tomohiro Kubo, Victor G. Young, Jr., Jacob A. Kautzky, and Jane E. Wissinger

~ King Kuok (Mimi) Hii, Henry S. Rzepa, and Edward H. Smith

~ David Monge

~ Barry B. Snider

~ Katherine A. Bichler, Scott G. Van Ornum, Margaret C. Franz, Andrea M. Imhoff, and Cassandra M. May

Enabling Chemistry Training for Low Vision or Blind Students

~ Mona S. Minkara, Michael N. Weaver, Jim Gorske, Clifford R. Bowers, and Kenneth M. Merz, Jr.

~ John R. Miecznikowski, Matthew J. Guberman-Pfeffer, Elizabeth E. Butrick, Julie A. Colangelo, and Cristine E. Donaruma

Impact of Chemical Education Research

~ Li Ye, Scott E. Lewis, Jeffrey R. Raker, and Razanne Oueini

Celebrating the Work of Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper, a winner of the ACS award in the Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry, asks what the goal of science education is and encourages the use of student-constructed explanations as a learning tool in her award address, Additional scholarship by Melanie Cooper is presented in the article (which is available to non-subscribers as part of ACS’s program):

~ Melanie M. Cooper, Leah C. Williams, and Sonia M. Underwood

From the Archives: Forensic Chemistry

In this issue, A Bakarr Kanu, Megan Pajski, Machelle Hartman, Irene Kimaru, Susan Marine, and Lawrence J. Kaplan discuss . Some other articles from recent past issues involving forensic chemistry include:

~ Rebekah R. Ravgiala, Stefi Weisburd, Raymond Sleeper, Andres Martinez, Dorota Rozkiewicz, George M. Whitesides, and Kathryn A. Hollar

~ Katharine J. Harmon, Lisa M. Miller, and Julie T. Millard

~ Lisa A. Saccocio and Mary K. Carroll

Linda Ahrenkiel and Martin Worm-Leonhard

~ Peter D. Marle, Lisa Decker, Victoria Taylor, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, David Khaliqi, Janel E. Owens, and Renee M. Henry

Audrey F. Meyer, Cassandra M. Knutson, Solaire A. Finkenstaedt-Quinn, Sarah M. Gruba, Ben M. Meyer, John W. Thompson, Melissa A. Maurer-Jones, Sharon Halderman, Ayesha S. Tillman, Lizanne DeStefano, and Christy L. Haynes

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