Wednesday August 1, AM Sessions

S63a: Inquiry Materials for Chemistry that Really Work: Teacher Designed and Tested

Organizers: Deborah Herrington (Grand Valley State University, USA), Ellen Yezierski (Miami University, USA), Jodye Selco (Cal Poly Pomona, USA)

Presider: Debbie Herrington (Grand Valley State University, USA)

The National Science Education Standards, many state science standards, and the newly released Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, expect teachers to develop an inquiry-based science program for students. Unfortunately, many teachers have little experience with inquiry instruction. Furthermore, science inquiry is a complex process incorporating many instructional methods making the development of high quality inquiry materials difficult. In this symposium, teachers will present chemistry inquiry materials they developed and tested in their own classrooms or in outreach activities. Each presentation should include an overview of the materials, important aspects of their successful implementation, and student assessments. Teachers are also strongly encouraged to include data demonstrating the benefits of these materials for students.

     Introduction 9:30am-9:35am

P688: What type of fish will you catch in warm water?

Lauren Thompson 9:35am – 9:55am – Wartik 107

P689: Why don’t fish die in the winter? Using 3D magnetic models to visualize particulate level arrangements of water

Jeremy Cusick 9:55am – 10:15am – Wartik 107

P690: Sticky ions: Dissociation of ionic compounds

Sheila Ryan 10:15am – 10:35am – Wartik 107

P691: Where’s my salt: A guided inquiry activity looking at dissolving of ionic compounds

Doug Ragan 10:35am – 10:55am – Wartik 107

Break 10:55am-11:10am

P692: A very cool investigation: A guided inquiry laboratory

Ryan Schoenborn 11:10am – 11:30am – Wartik 107

P693: Inquiry into nuclear decay

Matthew LeaTrea 11:30am – 11:50am – Wartik 107

P694: All things being equal: A particulate level study of equilibrium

Alice Putti 11:50am – 12:10pm – Wartik 107

P695: Discover the trends of the periodic table

Deanna Cullen 12:10pm – 12:30pm – Wartik 107

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