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ERIC Number: EJ1003024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Service-Learning Project in Chemistry: Environmental Monitoring of a Nature Preserve
Kammler, David C.; Truong, Triet M.; VanNess, Garrett; McGowin, Audrey E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n11 p1384-1389 Nov 2012
A collaborative environmental service-learning project was implemented between upper-level undergraduate science majors and graduate chemistry students at a large state school and first-year students at a small private liberal arts college. Students analyzed the water quality in a nature preserve by determining the quantities of 12 trace metals, seven anions including nitrate and phosphate, and "Escherichia coli" and coliform bacteria. Dissolved oxygen, temperature, and pH were recorded in the field as well. Students publicly communicated their results by creating deliverables such as a standard operating procedures manual, a PowerPoint presentation, and a professional-quality poster. The project was successful and student learning and interest in environmental chemistry were enhanced. The community response was particularly positive. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A