Presentation on theme: "Unit Conversion in Chemistry Bill Joseph Math and Science Teacher for 7 yrs Engineer for 14 yrs Cross Country Coach Foothill High School Palo Cedro, CA."— Presentation transcript:
Unit Conversion in Chemistry Bill Joseph Math and Science Teacher for 7 yrs Engineer for 14 yrs Cross Country Coach Foothill High School Palo Cedro, CA Go To Unit Conversion Website
M y Expectations How to write a web page How to develop a web site Practice PowerPoint Lunch with friends 6 Units $1000
What I Learned! How to develop a webpage. Internet sources for my students. Tech resources for teaching chemistry. Cal Chemistry Std. Increased learning in PowerPoint presentations.
Successes Logic of lesson plan worked well. Students were able to grasp concept of unit conversion. Students were able to find and utilize online and other technology resources. Students were able to comprehend the metric system using the metric stairway
Shortcomings Did not achieve 100% understanding. Students could become dependent on conversion calculators. Some of the calculations were to tough for the early stages of chemistry. In writing mathematical equations a better editor could be used.
Reflections and Revisions Class Average Pre-Test 26.5% Post-Test 76.0% Culminating 90.0% Progression of lesson plan worked well. Having students write their own unit conversion problems yielded significant cognitive understanding.
Conclusion Unit Conversion in Chemistry. Excellent way to integrate technology with state standards. Sharing your ideas and picking up new ideas from other CTAP participants