Archive for February, 2011
For Grades 9-12, this homework assignment lets students explore how the mass of an object is determined using spring balances. Next they use the spring balance to determine the mass of an unknown object, and then find the gravity on Planet X.
See our article in the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education’s online newsletter from the Committee on Computers in Chemical Education. Our Paper #7, entitled PhET Interactive Simulations: New tools for teaching and learning chemistry, describes our growing efforts to create and research interactive simulations for the teaching and learning of chemistry.