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ERIC Number: EJ1090620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Citrus Quality Control: An NMR/MRI Problem-Based Experiment
Erhart, Sarah E.; McCarrick, Robert M.; Lorigan, Gary A.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n2 p335-339 Feb 2016
An experiment seated in an industrial context can provide an engaging framework and unique learning opportunity for an upper-division physical chemistry laboratory. An experiment that teaches NMR/MRI through a problem-based quality control of citrus products was developed. In this experiment, using a problem-based learning (PBL) approach, students construct knowledge about the physical properties that make NMR and MRI possible, apply them to make decisions about experimental conditions, and write a final report in the form of a technical report for a fictional company. Implementation in a laboratory course demonstrated that the majority of students met the desired learning outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: R01GM108026|CHE1011909