ERIC Number: ED399189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-27
Learning Chemistry in Laboratory Settings: A Hands-on Curriculum for Non-Science Majors.
This curriculum consists of a series of Learning Activity Packets (LAPs) on the chemistry involved in different aspects of modern society. It is intended for non-majors and introduces fundamental concepts by engaging students in hands-on learning activities. The LAPs are designed to make connections between chemistry and other fields of interest to the students, incorporate a variety of strategies to promote active learning and accommodate different learning styles, emphasize first-hand experiences in scientific inquiry, and provide an attractive introduction for further studies. Prominent features of the LAPs are discussed including LAP format, interactive lab exercises, first-hand experiences, modular approach, and writing to learn. Also discussed are the instructor's role and class testing results. Appendices include list of LAP titles, sample LAP schedule, and a summary of student evaluations. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Undergraduate Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (212th, Spokane, WA, August 27, 1996).