Chemistry

Inquiry for an Integrated Chemistry/Physics Class

I teach an integrated chemistry and physics (ICP) class. My students learn best via hands-on projects and research-driven labs. Does anyone have any ideas for inquiry-based lessons or units for either chemistry or physics or both? I have scoured many different websites and have only came up with a handful of worthwhile ones. Thanks! Dan Brown Shelbyville High School, Indiana

Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown
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Dan, My Name is Sarah Hawley.  I teach the same subject in Richmond. Have you had much success in your use of IBL?  Would you be willing to collaborate?

 

Sarah Hawley
Sarah Hawley
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Daniel Try the ones at the ACS site: http://www.inquiryinaction.org/ Another sources if Myth Busters http://school.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/myth-busters/ There is so much more is you search the web. Enjoy!

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
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Hi Dan,
Have you seen the article, " Inquiry in the Chemistry Classroom "? It includes 23 different inquiry chemistry lab ideas and one detailed example.

Carolyn Mohr
Carolyn Mohr
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Dan: How about a project based lesson for them. I did one about water in a creek. We did the chemistry of the water and also worked on the source of the water to determine what caused it to have the chem it did. You could look at GLOBE protocols for that. You can also measure speed of water and other physics type of activities. Hope this helps.

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
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One unit that I always wanted to do but never got around to creating was a unit on chemical airbags simulating the egg drop experiment....I would set up a ramp going down a flight of stairs with something at the end to simulate a car crash. I would tie an egg to the car and roll it down. the students would be tasked with saving the egg by starting a chemical reaction that creates gas in a ziplock bag. Hopefully, the airbag would stop the egg from breaking. I never really tried it, but it's an idea. Students would need to learn about force and momentum etc, as well as stoichiometry, gas laws, and reaction rates. Anyway, I hope this helps.

Garrett Arakawa
Garrett Arakawa
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Hands-On Chemistry Activities With Real-Life Applications contains over 300 intriguing investigations designed to engage students in a genuine pursuit of science. http://www.csun.edu/science/chemistry/

Pamela Auburn
Pamela Auburn
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