ERIC Number: EJ1040075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Understanding and Using the New Guided-Inquiry AP Chemistry Laboratory Manual
Cacciatore, Kristen L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n9 p1375-1378 Sep 2014
To support teaching and learning in the advanced placement (AP) chemistry laboratory, the College Board published a laboratory manual, "AP Chemistry Guided-Inquiry Experiments: Applying the Science Practices," in 2013 as part of the redesigned course. This article provides a discussion of the rationale for the existence of the manual as well as its form, content, and pedagogical orientation; a summary of the manual's content and structure; guidelines for how to use the manual in teaching AP chemistry; an overview of the laboratory manual development process; a review of and response to the most common criticisms directed at the manual; and finally a brief preview of future plans to enhance the manual and support its implementation. This contribution is part of a special issue on teaching introductory chemistry in the context of the advanced placement chemistry course redesign.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Guides, Inquiry, Advanced Placement, College Science, Discovery Learning, High Schools, Laboratory Manuals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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