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Abstract Details (PID = P172)
Title:Models and Modeling as a Means of Assessment: Exploring the Polar Nature of Water (P172)
Description:Starting with a simple observation (why do water droplets form a rounded dome shape on waxed paper, while oil droplets spread out?), we'll explore the polar nature of water using interactive magnetic water molecules and non-magnetic ethane molecules. We'll share a simple assessment that uncovers student preconceptions and misconceptions about water molecules and discuss the value of using models as a way of uncovering student thinking. The workshop will address transitioning from using models to evaluating models to developing student-designed models in the classroom. We'll also discuss how models, rather than words, can be used to assess student conceptual understanding of a concept. Models used in the workshop are available for loan from the MSOE Model Lending Library; borrowers only pay for return postage.
Subject:Assessment in the Science Classroom
Intended Audience:HS Chemistry
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Hands-On - Attendees will be actively engaged, working in groups, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Margaret Franzen, Pgrm Dir, Ctr for BioMolecular Modeling
School/Organization:Milwaukee School of Engineering
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Schedule Details
Room:101-C
Day:Mon
Time:8:30 AM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 60 people