Class Activities

Electrolysis Active Learning Instructional Sequence

Electrolysis Active Learning Instructional Sequence. using a) an instructional activity sheet, b) the electrolysis computer simulation, c) electrolysis lecture demonstrations, and d) PowerPoint Notes to guide the flow of instruction.
Zn/Cu Electrolysis Cell Computer Simulation Result

Dry Erase Markers

Students can write on the walls of Columbia 150 using dry-erase markers.
Dry Erase Markers

VSEPR Molecular Shapes Student Model Kits

Students visualize and represent molecules in 3-Dimensions. High quality plastic individual model kits for VSEPR configurations are used to enable students to build molecular models. Using an active learning approacah, given a molecular formula, students draw the Lewis Structure, Identify the total regions of electron domains around the central atom, build the model of the molecule, draw a 3D representation of the molecule, identify the molecular shape, identify the bond angles, and classify the molecule as polar or non-polar.
Student Using VSEPR Models

Intermolecular Force Activities Pure Substances and Mixtures: Parts I, II, III and IV

Activity Parts I and II: Students work in pairs to model intermolecular forces by labeling and manipulating plastic arrows and rectangles: General structures, IMFs in pure substances, IMFs in a mixture. Activity Part III: Students work in pairs by labeling and manipulating plastic arrows and rectangles with specific structures, or real compounds: KBr, ethane, ethanol, dimethy ether; identify IMFs in pure substances and IMFs in a mixture, place the arrow with the IMF to connect opposite charges.
dipole-dipole IMF interaction Activity Image740

Entropy ParaDice

A classroom set of two six-sided dice per student (one red and one white) provides an interactive activity that helps students to understand the nature of entropy.
Entropy Dice in Box


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