Atomsmith Classroom for Mac & Windows | Curriculum
Atomsmith® Classroom for Mac & Windows: Curriculum
One of the greatest difficulties faced by chemistry students is developing the ability to visualize "invisible" concepts and symbolic relationships. The process of visualizing is critical to understanding. Gaining understanding can take multiple mental tries at various solutions and “seeing” the results. Atomsmith's curriculum facilitates the “seeing” process for your students.
Atomsmith Classroom's curriculum features a broad array of interactive visuals that range from an atomic theory timeline, to 3D models of the atom to bonding orbitals to simulations of ideal and real gases. These visuals are accessed through Atomsmith's various labs.
As a teacher, you can use these labs for classroom demonstrations using LCD projectors or interactive whiteboards. But watch the real excitement happen when your students interact with and conduct lab-type experiments on their own computers, all in the context of a comprehensive, standards-based curriculum. In some cases, Atomsmith's curriculum can replace textbook reading. In other cases, teachers tell us that it has replaced their lecture time. This student personalized learning allows you to get out among your class to observe and to work one-on-one with students who have questions.
To provide for flexible and targeted integration of Atomsmith Classroom's curriculum, the software is organized by Curriculum Unit. Each Curriculum Unit comprises a set of virtual experiments and interactive lessons that lead students through sequences of:
- Motivating content (text, web links, animations and videos) that ties to and builds on the curriculum
- Step-by-step Experiment Procedures
- Recording data and Observations
- Responding to questions that are designed to stimulate “discovery”
- Drawing conclusions
- Journaling, to track the development of ideas and knowledge (with reflection comes meaning)
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|Introducing Atomsmith Classroom|
|Molecular Structure – Chemical Bonding|
|Molecular Structure – VSEPR|
|Phases of Matter – Gases|
See the Atomsmith Product Features page for a comprehensive list and screenshots/screencasts of features and comparisons of the various Atomsmith software products.
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