Category Archive: Modeling Instruction

The Story So Far…

The Story So Far The Modeling Chemistry curriculum is based upon developing models to explain matter, its properties, and interactions.  As students develop a more robust model, their “story” changes. This post will… Continue reading

Making Whiteboarding More Professional

In part of my effort to improve the whiteboarding in my classroom, I am identifying a few areas that need improvement  – including helping my students share information with the class in a… Continue reading

Change in Mass Lab

The Modeling Chemistry Change in Mass lab has students make six different changes and compare the mass before and after these changes.  I love the idea of this lab and it is always… Continue reading

Opening Minds on the First Day

In looking for ideas about using the Modeling Chemistry curriculum this summer, I ran across a detailed account of a Modeling Chemistry workshop by Gary Abud, Jr. at Productive & Constructive.  (In fact I… Continue reading

Modeling Chemistry Objectives

Although I have yet to formally write out all my goals that will be included in my professional devleopement plan (PDP – see previous post for why I’m doing this), I know that I… Continue reading