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ATOMIC-SCALE MODELS IN TWO YEAR COLLEGES
BRIDGING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WITH ATOMIC SCALE MODELS

A proposal to the National Science Foundation
February 6, 2002

Robert Tinker bob@concord.org
Boris Berenfeld boris@concord.org
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Summary

Introduction

Learning from Models
Models of Atomic-Scale Interactions
Pedagogical Support

The Need

Goals, Objectives, and Significance

Prior Research: The Molecular Workbench

The Atomic-scale Engine
The Molecular Workbench 2D (MW2D)
Molecular Workbench 3D (MW3D)
Pedagogica and CCClient
Findings


Project Activities

Software Development
Chemical Bonds
Three Dimensions
Large Biological Systems
Light
Other Enhancements
Integration with WISE
Materials Development
Evaluation and Educational Research
Student Performance
Materials Design

Implementation Considerations
Curriculum Implications
Dissemination



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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EIA-0219345. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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