College-mentored polymer/materials science modules for middle and high school students

Robert G. Lorenzini, Maurica S. Lewis, Jin Montclare

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Polymers are materials with vast environmental and economic ramifications, yet are generally not discussed in secondary education science curricula. We describe a program in which college mentors develop and implement hands-on, polymerrelated experiments to supplement a standard, state regents-prescribed high school chemistry course, as well as a middle school elective course on polymers. Interactive experimentation and feedback-oriented design are highlighted as critical elements to the success of the program. The experiments have been executed in two vastly different institutions: a New York City magnet high school for underprivileged females, and a private middle school for privileged male and female students; the similarities and differences are juxtaposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1108
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume88
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Fingerprint

Materials science
Polymers
Students
private school
experiment
science
female student
secondary education
Curricula
school
supplement
Magnets
chemistry
student
Education
Experiments
Feedback
curriculum
Economics
economics

Keywords

  • Chemical education research
  • Collaborative/cooperative learning
  • Elementary/middle school science
  • Hands-on learning/manipulatives
  • High school/introductory chemistry
  • Materials science
  • Minorities in chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Public understanding/outreach
  • Women in chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

Cite this

College-mentored polymer/materials science modules for middle and high school students. / Lorenzini, Robert G.; Lewis, Maurica S.; Montclare, Jin.

In: Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 88, No. 8, 01.08.2011, p. 1105-1108.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lorenzini, Robert G. ; Lewis, Maurica S. ; Montclare, Jin. / College-mentored polymer/materials science modules for middle and high school students. In: Journal of Chemical Education. 2011 ; Vol. 88, No. 8. pp. 1105-1108.
@article{9f3eec47ba814bfbb2515d27ebe03dd6,
title = "College-mentored polymer/materials science modules for middle and high school students",
abstract = "Polymers are materials with vast environmental and economic ramifications, yet are generally not discussed in secondary education science curricula. We describe a program in which college mentors develop and implement hands-on, polymerrelated experiments to supplement a standard, state regents-prescribed high school chemistry course, as well as a middle school elective course on polymers. Interactive experimentation and feedback-oriented design are highlighted as critical elements to the success of the program. The experiments have been executed in two vastly different institutions: a New York City magnet high school for underprivileged females, and a private middle school for privileged male and female students; the similarities and differences are juxtaposed.",
keywords = "Chemical education research, Collaborative/cooperative learning, Elementary/middle school science, Hands-on learning/manipulatives, High school/introductory chemistry, Materials science, Minorities in chemistry, Polymer chemistry, Public understanding/outreach, Women in chemistry",
author = "Lorenzini, {Robert G.} and Lewis, {Maurica S.} and Jin Montclare",
year = "2011",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1021/ed1005618",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "88",
pages = "1105--1108",
journal = "Journal of Chemical Education",
issn = "0021-9584",
publisher = "American Chemical Society",
number = "8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - College-mentored polymer/materials science modules for middle and high school students

AU - Lorenzini, Robert G.

AU - Lewis, Maurica S.

AU - Montclare, Jin

PY - 2011/8/1

Y1 - 2011/8/1

N2 - Polymers are materials with vast environmental and economic ramifications, yet are generally not discussed in secondary education science curricula. We describe a program in which college mentors develop and implement hands-on, polymerrelated experiments to supplement a standard, state regents-prescribed high school chemistry course, as well as a middle school elective course on polymers. Interactive experimentation and feedback-oriented design are highlighted as critical elements to the success of the program. The experiments have been executed in two vastly different institutions: a New York City magnet high school for underprivileged females, and a private middle school for privileged male and female students; the similarities and differences are juxtaposed.

AB - Polymers are materials with vast environmental and economic ramifications, yet are generally not discussed in secondary education science curricula. We describe a program in which college mentors develop and implement hands-on, polymerrelated experiments to supplement a standard, state regents-prescribed high school chemistry course, as well as a middle school elective course on polymers. Interactive experimentation and feedback-oriented design are highlighted as critical elements to the success of the program. The experiments have been executed in two vastly different institutions: a New York City magnet high school for underprivileged females, and a private middle school for privileged male and female students; the similarities and differences are juxtaposed.

KW - Chemical education research

KW - Collaborative/cooperative learning

KW - Elementary/middle school science

KW - Hands-on learning/manipulatives

KW - High school/introductory chemistry

KW - Materials science

KW - Minorities in chemistry

KW - Polymer chemistry

KW - Public understanding/outreach

KW - Women in chemistry

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79960265672&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79960265672&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1021/ed1005618

DO - 10.1021/ed1005618

M3 - Article

VL - 88

SP - 1105

EP - 1108

JO - Journal of Chemical Education

JF - Journal of Chemical Education

SN - 0021-9584

IS - 8

ER -