Monday July 30, AM Sessions

S31a: Chemistry and Popular Media

Organizers: Keith Kostecka (Columbia College – Chicago, USA), James Goll (Edgewood College, USA)

Presider: James  Goll (Edgewood College, USA)

Popular media, such as television programs and movies, can be easily used as vehicles to creatively engage students in chemistry-related topics. Sometimes this chemistry can be depicted correctly but more often than not is not depicted correctly. This can be seen in a variety of television programs such as House, CSI and Bones and in movies such as Apollo 13, Chain Reaction and Contagion. This symposium will discuss the correct chemistry shown in television programs and in movies as utilized in chemistry class instruction.  Showing of “clips” from television programs and movies with subsequent description of this video usage in the classroom is encouraged.  Correction of incorrect chemistry shown in these media by instructors in their teaching in high school, community college and college and university classrooms is strongly encouraged.

     Introduction 9:30am-9:35am

P129: Teaching chemistry using television, movies, and novels

James Goll 9:35am – 9:55am – Osmond 101

P130: Carbon dioxide absorbers: Bringing an Apollo 13 problem into the general chemistry laboratory

Thomas Ticich 9:55am – 10:15am – Osmond 101

P131: Use of popular written media in a chemistry of energy course

Matt Havighurst 10:15am – 10:35am – Osmond 101

P132: Pop culture in the chemistry classroom – WITHDRAWN

Elizabeth Mitchell 10:35am – 10:55am – Osmond 101 – WITHDRAWN

Break 10:55am-11:10am

P133: Put some movie wow in your chemistry classroom

Mark Griep 11:10am – 11:30am – Osmond 101

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