Use of visualisation software to support understanding of chemical equilibrium: The importance of appropriate teaching strategies
Anula Weerawardhana, Brian Ferry
University of Wollongong
This paper describes the results of a study in which a group of science pre-service teachers used computer-based visualisation software resources to develop teaching strategies and lessons that would support the development of students’ conceptual understanding of chemical equilibrium. They used SMV: CHEM, VisChem and chemistry software packaged with textbooks. The goal was to assist science/chemistry teachers to design lessons that would overcome known difficulties in developing students’ understanding.
Keywords: visualisation software, conceptual understanding, chemical equilibrium, teaching strategies