ERIC Number: ED260930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Chemistry. Student Investigations and Readings. Investigations in Natural Science.
Renner, John W.; And Others
Investigations in Natural Science is a program in secondary school biology, chemistry, and physics based upon the description of science as a quest for knowledge, not the knowledge itself. This student manual contains the 19 chemistry investigations. These investigations focus on concepts related to: interactions with water; salt and calcium; physical properties; heating and cooling a pure substance; composition of a compound; atomic theory and matter; lead nitrate and potassium iodide; combinations of zinc; hydrogen peroxide and manganese dioxide; mass relationships; temperature changes and dissolving; properties of ionic substances; Arrhenius solutions; pH, acids, and bases; acid-base interaction; salts and water; characteristics of methanol; solubility and structure; and periodicity and reactivity. Each investigation (which is accompanied by one or more readings with questions to answer) includes activities related to the three learning cycle components, namely, exploration, conceptual invention (the idea), and expansion of the idea. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Costa Rica Univ., San Jose. Research Inst. for the Improvement of Costa Rican Education.; Norman Independent School District 29, OK.
Note: For teacher's guide see SE 045 969. A joint project of the Science Education Center, University of Oklahoma and the Science Department, Senior High School of Norman Public Schools.