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Murat Demirbaş
Kırıkkale University Education Faculty
Manager (Turkey)
3DMolSym (Molecular Symmetry)
Topics related to the resource
Chemical reactions, Chemical structure of molecules, closed formula of molecules’, bond structure, symmetry chart
Examples of learning objectives
-To be able to draws molecules’ symmetry structure.
-To be able to show molecule’s bond structure.
-To be able to see molecules’ features as 3D and try about them.
-To be able to indicate molecules’ closed formula.
Practical information regarding the use
of the site/simulation...
-Includes applications with regard to showing molecules’ 3D structure.
-Students can see molecules’s 3D features by trial
-Includes detailed applications about the molecule structure
Information about the class
Workgroup consist of 2013-2014 academic year’s 18 students of science teacher training department of Kırıkkale University
Suggestion for use
-Firstly, students were informed about the works
-3D simulation programme was analyzed, consist of 5 open ended question assessment instrument was developed. Before the using assessment instrument, pre-test was applied. Later, 3D simulation programme was runned and applications were done.
-Sample molecules’s closed formulas, bond structure and symmetry features were examined.
-Students implemented these via computer.
-Assessment instrument which was developed end of the work, was implemented as post-test.
-Results of two applications were compared.
-Besides, students’ remarks about the application was included.
Insights into student
use / thinking
-When analyzing the results of work, 3D applications have yielded positive results in constitute the closed formulas of molecules’, drawing bond structure and drawing symmetry.
-Students’ remarks about the applications;
-Reminds old informations (2 students)
-It is useful for chemistry teaching (6 students)
-Embodies issue ( 4 students).
-Visualizes issues (9 students)
-Provides practicality. (1 student)
-Facilitate to understand (7 students)
-Provide permanent learning (6 students)
-Shows falses clearly. (8 students)
-Provides feedback ( 5 students)
Teacher’s conclusions
-Teacher candidates state that appreciate the 3D applications and facilitate to understand more effective.
-It is indicated that 3D applications provides more effective learning with students’ active attendance.

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.