P933: Incorporating inquiry experiments and activities to develop conceptual understanding of biochemistry

Author: Chloe House, Kennesaw State University, USA

Co-Author: Kimberly Linenberger and Glen Meades, Kennesaw State University, USA

Date: 8/6/14

Time: 5:15 PM6:30 PM

Room: LIB

Related Symposium: S33

The purpose of this study is to implement laboratory experiments that strengthen students’ knowledge about biochemistry. At present, there are no biochemistry experiments in the Introduction to organic and biochemistry laboratory. Therefore, a series of experiments were developed and implemented into the course during the spring 2014 semester. Results from pre- and post-assessments, student responses to questions during the experiment, and comments on the implementation of the experiment will be presented. In addition, suggestions for future implementation will be discussed based on the findings of the study.