Evidence for the Effectiveness of Inquiry-Based, Particulate-Level Instruction on Conceptions of the Particulate Nature of Matter was published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. The authors, Chad Bridle and Ellen Yezierski, will lead off the ChemEd X Conference: Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation with the first session. Bridle is a high school teacher in Michigan. He participated in the Target Inquiry Program at Grand Valley State University. Yezierski, now at Miami University, co-founded the program with Debbie Herrington. As the title of their article suggests, the authors focused on evaluating the effectiveness of several of the activities that were created by Bridle and other members of the cohort that focused on the particulate-level.
If you register for the ChemEd X Conference:Chemistry Instruction for the Next Generation and attend Session #1, you can read the original JCE article, download the activities that are discussed in the article, find out what the authors have been doing since the article was published and engage in the conversation.
The Conference opens on May 8th with an introduction from the organizers. The presentation for session #1 opens on this day as well. The session is open for discussion May 10 - May 12.