Mobilizing Minds: Teaching Math and Science in the Age of Sputnik
Two curriculum projects, the Chemical Bond Approach Project and the Chemical Education Material Study (CHEM Study), helped to reshape chemistry teaching. The heads of these programs were Laurence E. Strong of Earlham College and Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg of the University of California at Berkeley. Both courses sought to interweave modern chemical principles and experimental evidence. They placed more emphasis on understanding general concepts than on knowing details about the behavior of specific chemicals. They insisted on raising speculative questions, including some not yet answered.