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LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT FOR RELEVANT STUDENT LEARNING

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posted on 2019-12-02, 02:01 authored by Joseph Roger FreyJoseph Roger Frey

This work utilizes a model of relevance in science education by Stuckey, Hofstein, Mamlok-Naaman, and Eiliks (2013) to develop laboratory activities. In an Agriculture and Health and Human Science major chemistry course from a large Midwestern university, three different laboratory activities have been developed to include real-world applications of chemical concepts important to the student’s possible interests and future careers. These include an intermolecular forces lab utilizing surfactants and collard greens, a potato lab utilizing enzyme kinetics, and a titrations lab utilizing hard water. Although these laboratory activities are still under development, their procedures and content are presented here.

History

Degree Type

  • Master of Science

Department

  • Chemistry

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Marcy Towns

Additional Committee Member 2

George Bodner

Additional Committee Member 3

Tara Johnson