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Chemistry--Study and teaching;


The use of inductive or inquiry techniques in the teaching of science has been emphasized. A possible technological aid to the inquiry process is the electronic computer. A review of the literature in this area led to the development of two program processors, one to produce simulated experiments, the other to generate problems for student use.

The first processor, SIM/G, can be used to produce tables or charts. Five sample programs were prepared to illustrate the use of the SIM/G processor. Directions for use of the processor have been given. Documentation has included both a complete verbal explanation and a logical flow chart.

The second processor, PGP/G, can be used to prepare a variety of problem situations. Four sample programs were prepared to illustrate the PGP/G processor. As with SIM/G, directions for use and extensive documentation have been provided.

Three random number FUNCTION subroutines have been written to accompany each processor. An explanation of each subroutine plus examples of random numbers produced by each subroutine has been given.

Both processors have been written in FORTRAN IV Level G. Each has been designed to minimize the additional programming effort required by the user. The knowledge of the FORTRAN IV language required by the user will vary with the specific application. A list of suggested programs which might be written using the processors has been given for the prospective user.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Walter D. DeKock


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