What Professors Need To Know
Chemistry and indeed most sciences can be described as a complex network of models supported by a foundation of theoretical understanding. In short, models are structured representations which describe larger sets of phenomena.
Therefore, in teaching chemistry, a primary objective should be the development of modeling skills in students. In fact, literature has firmly support that the use of models and other forms of active learning are more effective than the traditional “stand and deliver” methods that predominate in the classroom to foster learning [1-5]. Shown below are multiple reasons (compiled from numerous studies) to consider using models in your courses.
We recommend that our kits be used in your courses at least once per week, as research has shown that this is the minimum effective frequency for science kit utilization . Our sets will quantifiably improve students' outlook and increase student performance in science. You can order our molecular sets using the links below or if you're planning on ordering of your course, please use the Bulk Order for Course page.
You don't have to take our word for it. You can download our fully referenced report on the benefits of active learning and using models in the classroom. The report can be downloaded here.
References: Please see our Reference Page