ABOUT THE MODULES:
The following outline describes our current format and features.

MODULE FORMAT FOR CRUISING CHEMISTRY

TITLE
Authors
About the authors

TO THE TEACHER
Describe the concepts that are covered in this unit. Outline the learning objectives. Make suggestions as to how the module can be included in the course curriculum. For example -- This unit covers the following concepts: reaction stoichiometry, kinetics, first law of thermodynamics, etc.

CATCHY INTRODUCTION
To motivate the student's interest and curiosity about the issues involved.

MAIN TEXT OF MODULE
May include background and history. Covers the main scientific concepts and applications. This section will include:

CHEM WINDOWS
These are "pop-out" windows that review conventional concepts in chemistry such as
stoichiometry, solubility, heat capacity, etc. as they apply to the material covered in
the module.

YOU TELL US
These sections ask students to research information about their region of the country
and report this information back to us. Their research will then be posted on the WEB site.

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONCERNS
These sections discuss the socio-economic impact of the material covered in the module.
Thought provoking questions that can be used to stimulate discussion or further reading
are also given.

INTERNET LINKS
Internet links to relevant internet sites related to the subject matter and that are
pedagogically significant will be listed and briefly described.

POLITICS AND CHEMISTRY
In this section we review the major legislation that is pending and that which has been passed that impacts the topics presented.

SELF TEST and REVIEW
This component is included to provide a means of evaluating whether the student comprehends the material in the module. We include questions on interpreting graphs and designing experiments in order to allow the students opportunities to develop critical thinking skills.

ACTIVITIES
This section will include both laboratory activities and other learning activities so that teachers will be able to customize the module to their individual classroom. Activities will also include asking the students to search for new, applicable internet sites.

EXPLORING CAREERS IN CHEMISTRY
This section will describe career opportunities in areas of chemistry that relate to the material in the modules. We will include educational requirements for these positions.

FEEDBACK
An e-mail address for the module is given so that we can obtain feedback, which may include new material and new ideas for the expansion of the site. The users comments provide us with valuable information on the success of the program. Please send any comments to dms@chem.duke.edu

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