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The aim of this article is to describe a novel modeling and simulation package, Connected Chemistry, and assess its impact on students' understanding of chemistry. Connected Chemistry was implemented inside the NetLogo modeling environment. Its design goal is to present a variety of chemistry concepts from the perspective of "emergent phenomena"-that is,(More)
  • Mike Stieff
  • 2005
Mental visualization of diagrammatic representations is presumed to be a critical strategy for learning and problem solving, particularly in the sciences. However, little is known about how students employ visualization on genuine scientific tasks. The present study describes undergraduate chemistry students' use of visualization for problem solving using(More)
Computer-based visualizations play a profoundly important role in chemistry instruction. In this chapter, we review the role of visualization tools and possible ways in which they may influence thinking about chemistry. There are now several visualization systems available that allow students to manipulate important variables in obtain a solution to a(More)
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