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Galina Kirova
Vocational High School of Electronics "A. S. Popov" -Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
chemistry teacher
National Educational Portal, Interactive Teaching Resources: Alkanes
Topics related to the resource
Covers much of the educational content in the "Alkanes", visualizes the connection between the carbon atoms, the formation of hydrocarbon chains, the structure of alkanes shows chemical demonstrations of combustion
Examples of learning objectives
Updating the knowledge of hydrocarbons from 8th grade, concept formation for alkanes structure of alkanes homologues, understanding of natural laws, changes in physical properties, formation of skills for writing names of alkanes, analyzing chemical properties observed in experiments
Practical information regarding the use
of the site/simulation...
The site offers guidelines for teachers about prospective e-lesson after every section
Information about the class
Vocational High School of Electronics "A. S. Popov" -Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria;
18 students, 9th grade, Profiled education in Computer Engineering and technology
Suggestion for use
1.Students are divided in pairs and a PC is assigned to them
2. After each point from the lesson, everyone examines proposed graphical model of the structure of the atom and watches a video where it is proposed. The teacher emphasizes on the way in which the chemical demonstration is carried out and on the result.
3. Every student performs tasks after each slide and checks the correct answers
Insights into student
use / thinking
Students like the diversified lesson in different learning environment - computer lab. They recognize the role of self-study and self-examination of knowledge in the course of the lesson. The demonstrations watched also attract their attention. They are impressed by the reader’s explanations for the observed phenomena
Teacher’s conclusions
The resource increases students’ skills for visualization of content and understanding of concepts;
In the course of the lesson through forms of self-study skills for the designation of a given formula are to develop, to draw patterns in chemical formulas to associate properties with application to transfer acquired knowledge and skills in a new unfamiliar situation

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.