Chemistry with Video? Turns out, Yes.
When we began working with interactive video, we imagined it would be best for physics. Now, as we launch our new chemistry content, we wonder whether interactive video is even better suited to chemistry than it is to physics. Here are the affordances of using interactive video for chemistry:
Quick data collection means students have time to focus on experimental design, analyzing data, and error analysis
Slow-motion and time-lapse show details that would be missed during real-time data collection
Interactive measurement tools can be more concrete, less black-boxy, than electronic data collection
Freedom from practical constraints means students can see dangerous, time-consuming, expensive experiments, and multiple trials.
Matrices of videos and tools mean students have freedom to create their own questions, and design experiments to answer them.
Here are some examples of using interactive video for chemistry topics:
We’re constantly adding new activities to our collection, each with the objective to allow students to make measurements and observations that provide evidence for underlying particle-level interactions.