A picture is worth a thousand words: animations and simulations in the teaching of analytical science

Larive, Cynthia K.
January 2008
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2008, Vol. 390 Issue 1, p71
Academic Journal
The article talks about the role of animations and simulations in the teaching of complex concepts related to the analytical sciences. While traditional approaches like performing chemical demonstrations and removing the covers from instruments to show their inner workings are still useful, the action embodied in computer animations and simulations make them valuable teaching tools. Animations or simulations are also good supplements to lecture discussion and can be especially effective when demonstrations are too cumbersome to include into the lecture.


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