P803: Two examples for a high-school general chemistry class

Author: Warren Brewer, Roncalli High School, USA

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Date: 8/6/14

Time: 2:25 PM2:45 PM

Room: MAN 122

Related Symposium: S15

Or “How to make a candle observation meaningful and other useful stuff.” The first example is used to introduce energy and enthalpy while addressing many inherent misconceptions about “sign” usage and the idea of endothermic processes. The second addresses the importance of introducing inquiry at the high-school general chemistry level by the use of a final assessment experiment for acids and bases. The student must determine several key components of the experiment (done near the end of the year). Also, course philosophy and other general information will also be shared.