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Margarita Fytrou
2nd General Lyceum St. Demetrios
Teacher involved
Phet (Reactions and Rates)
Topics related to the resource
Reactions and Rates
Examples of learning objectives
• Explore what makes a reaction happen by colliding particles
• Design experiments with different reactions, concentrations, and temperatures.
• When are reactions reversible?
• What affects the rate of a reaction?
Practical information regarding the use
of the site/simulation...
• The simulation is available in 35 languages and Greek is one of them.
• There is the possibility to download the simulation and to give the lesson with no internet connection.
Information about the class
2nd General Lyceum St. Demetrios, upper secondary school, 1st grade (15-16 years old), 25 students.
Suggestion for use
• The students were divided into groups of 2-3 students.
• Each group was using one computer.
• In each group one worksheet was given. It contained questions taken from “teaching ideas” (Author: Trish Loeblein).
• Students followed the instructions on the worksheet given to them and answered the questions on the worksheet with the help of simulation.
Insights into student
use / thinking
• Students used easily the simulation because it was in Greek and they were accustomed to computers.
• They liked the interactive simulation
• They cooperated easily and with pleasure
Teacher’s conclusions
• The resource was very interesting for the students
• There are many simulations which can be used in multiple sections of the same chemistry class once the students get used to this type of teaching approach.

National Reports on successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry The national reports on chemistry successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry are now available on the related section of the project portal. The reports presents examples of successful experiences in the partner countries and the results of testing of ICT resources with science teachers.