Chemistry through Inquiry Teacher Guide - PS-2871C

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Overview

At the heart of PASCO's Chemistry through Inquiry lab manual is a commitment to ensuring student learning through all phases of a lab activity.  Questions embedded throughout the activity, sequencing and key term challenges, opportunities to predict outcomes prior to data collection and post-lab multiple choice questions all help to make the connection between lectures and labs as seamless as possible. 

Over 25 lab activities are included and all of them can be edited to suit the needs of your students or to better coordinate with your classroom lectures.

Features

  • Over 25 activities covering the fundamental concepts of chemistry
  • "Key term challenge" increases vocabulary skills.
  • Students make predictions before collecting data to ensure they are engaged in the activity.
  • Multiple choice questions enforce understanding while preparing students for critical standardized exams.

Includes

  • Teacher Binder with PDF versions of each activity and a wealth of resources
  • Editable Word files for each student version
  • Flash Drive containing all information in electronic format
  • Experiments

    Lab Skills

    Density

    Determine that density is an intensive property of a substance independent of the shape or size of an object.

    Graphing Mass vs Volume

    Use multiple mass and volume data to graphically determine the density of a substance.

    Percent Oxygen in the Air

    Use an absolute pressure sensor to learn about the components of air and how to determine the percent of oxygen in air.

    Significant Figures

    Determine the correct number of significant figures to include when reporting a measurement or a calculated value based upon measurements.

    Structure and Properties of Matter

    Absolute Zero

    Use an absolute pressure sensor and fast response temperature sensor to determine the temperature at which all motion stops (absolute zero).

    Beer's Law

    Use a colorimeter to determine the concentration of a copper (II) sulfate solution.

    Boyle's Law

    Use an absolute pressure sensor to determine the effect of volume on the
    pressure of a closed system containing a fixed amount of molecules at a
    constant temperature.

    Conservation of Matter

    Test the law of conservation of matter for both physical and chemical changes by finding the mass of the reactants before the chemicals are reacted and the mass of the products after the reaction has occurred.

    Electrochemical Battery

    Use a voltage sensor to place metal reactants in their proper order on the table of standard electrode potentials.

    Electrolyte v Non-Electrolyte

    Use a conductivity sensor to determine which substances in sports drinks (water, sugars, or salts) are electrolytes.

    Heat of Fusion

    Use a fast response temperature sensor and calorimetry to determine the heat of fusion for water.

    Intermolecular Forces

    Use a stainless steel temperature sensor to determine the effects of molecular size and shape on the strength of intermolecular forces for different alcohols within the same homologous series and between isomeric pairs.

    Ionic & Covalent Compounds

    Use a conductivity sensor to determine if an unknown substance is an ionic, polar covalent, or non-polar covalent compound based on its physical properties.

    pH of Household Chemicals

    Use a pH sensor and common household chemicals to relate pH and
    hydronium ion (H3O+) concentration, classifying solutions as acidic, basic,
    or neutral.

    Phase Change

    Use a fast response temperature sensor and stainless steel temperature sensor to determine how to add heat to a substance without the temperature of the substance increasing.

    Specific Heat

    Use a fast response temperature sensor to determine the identity of an unknown metal by calculating the specific heat of the metal and comparing it to a list of known values.

    Chemical Reactions

    An Acid Base Titration

    Use a drop counter and pH sensor to to determine the concentration of a
    hydrochloric acid solution and the concentration of an acetic acid solution by titration.

    Diprotic Titration Reaction

    Use a drop counter and a pH sensor to determine the concentration of a sodium carbonate solution, learning that chemical reactions can be the sum of several individual reactions.

    Double Replacement Reaction

    Using a titration, determine the amount of chloride ion in water samples.

    Evidence of Chemical Reaction

    Use a fast response temperature sensor to distinguish between physical changes and chemical reactions and identify unknown changes as either physical changes or chemical reactions using evidence to support your decision.

    Heat of Reaction & Solution

    Use a temperature sensor to determine the molar heat of solution for sodium hydroxide and ammonium chloride when they are dissolved in water, and the molar heat of reaction when magnesium reacts with hydrochloric acid.

    Hess's Law

    Use a temperature sensor to show that the change in enthalpy for the reaction between solid sodium hydroxide and aqueous hydrochloric acid can be determined using both a direct and an indirect method.

    Ideal Gas Law

    Use an absolute pressure sensor and stainless steel temperature sensor to
    determine the number of moles of carbon dioxide gas generated during a reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium bicarbonate.

    Le Chatelier's Principle

    Use a pH sensor to determine the effect of concentration changes on the equilibrium of a system, relating pH values with the acid-base indicator
    phenolphthalein.

    Molar Mass of Copper

    Use a voltage-current sensor to determine the molar mass of copper through electroplating in an electrolytic cell.

    Rates of Reactions

    Use an absolute pressure sensor to determine the effect of temperature, concentration, and surface area on the rate of a chemical reaction by measuring changes in absolute pressure as a reaction proceeds.

    Single Replacement Reactions

    Use a colorimeter to determine the mass of copper consumed and silver deposited in a single replacement reaction.

    Stoichiometry

    Use a temperature sensor to determine the mole ratio between the reactants sodium hypochlorite and sodium thiosulfate.

    Buying Guide

    Recommended - One of the following
    641328
    SE-9719A
    Discover Density Set
    1
    Accessories
    Discover Density Set   SE-9719A