Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry

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By Victor Sampson, Peter Carafano, Patrick Enderle, Steve Fannin, Jonathon Grooms, Sherry A. Southerland, Carol Stallworth, and Keisha Williams. $19.95. 266 pp. NSTA Press. Arlington, VA. 2016. ISBN: 9781681400136.

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This excellent new book allows high school chemistry teachers to enrich their classes using simple yet authentic ways to convey both important content and scientific practices. It offers teachers tools to help students communicate, evaluate, and revise their ideas about chemistry. The book uses claim-evidence-reasoning activities covering a wide range of chemical concepts, from the structure and properties of matter to chemical reactions. A section devoted to everyday applications will further increase student interest in chemistry.

A series of 27 field-tested labs in the book cover molarity, periodic trends, atomic structure, reaction rates, and chemical equilibrium, to name a few. These investigations let students design their own method, develop models, collect and analyze data, and critique information.

The authors--all veteran teachers--made the book easy to use yet aligned with both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards.

Each activity includes a teacher and student section. The teacher section provides an overview of the activity that lists objectives, materials needed, purposes, safety concerns, and ideas for how to get students started on the activity. …

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