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ERIC Number: EJ1126244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Bringing NMR and IR Spectroscopy to High Schools
Bonjour, Jessica L.; Hass, Alisa L.; Pollock, David W.; Huebner, Aaron; Frost, John A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n1 p38-43 Jan 2017
Development of benchtop, portable Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared (IR) spectrometers has opened up opportunities for creating university-high school partnerships that provide high school students with hands-on experience with NMR and IR instruments. With recent changes to the international baccalaureate chemistry and advanced placement chemistry curricula, NMR and IR spectroscopy can be mapped directly to content that is already built into general, organic, and materials courses offered at the high school level. We developed a program in which the university provides professional development opportunities to high school chemistry teachers and further opportunities for these teachers to bring benchtop NMR and IR instruments directly into their own classrooms. This partnership not only benefits students by providing unique active learning experiences, but also offers opportunities for high school teachers' professional development through on-campus training workshops. These partnerships may also expand university outreach efforts in local secondary schools to increase student awareness of the sciences and bolster recruitment of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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