Chemical Demonstrations, Volume 2: A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry

Chemical Demonstrations, Volume 2: A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry

by Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
     
 

    The demonstrations capture interest, teach, inform, fascinate, amaze, and perhaps, most importantly, involve students in chemistry. Nowhere else will you find books that answer, "How come it happens? . . . Is it safe? . . . What do I do with all the stuff when the demo is over?"
    Shakhashiri and his collaborators

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Overview

    The demonstrations capture interest, teach, inform, fascinate, amaze, and perhaps, most importantly, involve students in chemistry. Nowhere else will you find books that answer, "How come it happens? . . . Is it safe? . . . What do I do with all the stuff when the demo is over?"
    Shakhashiri and his collaborators offer 282 chemical demonstrations arranged in 11 chapters. Each demonstration includes seven sections: a brief summary, a materials list, a step-by-step account of procedures to be used, an explanation of the hazards involved, information on how to store or dispose of the chemicals used, a discussion of the phenomena displayed and principles illustrated by the demonstration, and a list of references.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
 "This book should be on every chemistry lecturer's bookshelf. It's on mine—when my colleagues are not using it."—George C. Pimentel, University of California-Berkeley
Booknews
For secondary school science teachers, suggests and explains nearly 50 classroom tricks that will catch students' attention. The fourth volume of the ongoing series covers clock reactions (which don't do anything for a minute, then do something abrupt) and demonstrations of electrochemistry (batteries, cells, and plating). Lists the contents of previous volumes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299101305
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
11/15/1985
Series:
Chemical Demonstrations Series, #2
Edition description:
1
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and founder of the Institute for Chemical Education.  He is a recipient of the  American Chemical Society's James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry as well as many other awards.

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