Data-Driven Chemistry and Molecular Origami: Selected anecdotal comments from students

Chemistry 123 interim course evaluation supplemental questions. January, 1995, Professor R. Hanson 03-1230-025

(1) strongly disagree (2) disagree (3) disagree somewhat (4) agree somewhat (5) agree (6) strongly agree

median/mean indicated in italics

Atoms: First two weeks

  1. Analyzing "data" was effective in helping me learn about atoms. (5.50/5.21)
  2. The essays were effective in helping me learn about atoms. (5.61/5.38)
  3. It was disturbing to have so little reliance on the textbook. (3.96/3.81)
  4. I feel that I learned what I needed to know about atoms. (5.23/5.17)
  5. I wish I had learned about atoms this way in my high school chemistry course. (Leave blank if not applicable.) (4.89/4.51)

Molecules: Second two weeks

  1. The 300,000,000:1 scale models were effective in helping me learn about the structure of molecules. (4.85/4.77)
  2. Analyzing the slight variations in molecular structures presented by the models helped me learn about bonding. (4.79/4.71)
  3. I would have been willing to spend $20 to buy a book of models with associated questions and discussion relating to bonding. (4.00/3.94)
  4. I wish I had learned about molecules this way in my high school chemistry course. (Leave blank if not applicable.) (4.91/4.64)

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