Chemistry participants can expect an extensive look at the newly implemented course outlined in the new AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework. We will look at teaching ideas for the Six Big Ideas detail a couple of the topics that have been added to the new curriculum framework. In addition, we will prepare for the emphasis on inquiry learning that pervades not only the new curriculum framework, but, particularly, the laboratory portion of the new course. Participants can expect exposure to resources such as POGIL, the Science Writing Heuristic and the learning cycle and their use in planning to teach and prepare laboratory and classroom experiences using various levels of inquiry. Sample questions representative of the new exam style will be studied as well. We will also practice writing assessment questions that will elicit students’ inquiry skills and we will convert former multi-topic AP examination questions into inquiry style questions.
Participants will perform ten laboratory exercises with various levels of inquiry. Several of these will be taken from the brand new AP Chemistry Inquiry Based Laboratory Lab Manual. In addition, participants will practice converting some of their current favorite experiments from standard laboratory format to both guided and open inquiry styles.
Please Note: Closed-toed shoes are required in USD chemistry labs. No exceptions.
Please bring a calculator, goggles, and a lab apron or lab coat. You will be provided with web-based access to a huge variety of preparatory materials for the AP Chemistry course. Please bring along any resources you may wish to share with the group.
Course Outline (more details later.)
Afternoon Laboratory – Inquiry
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