ERIC Number: EJ1178683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Laboratory Curriculum for a Structure, Reactivity, and Quantitation Sequence in Chemistry
Schaller, Chris P.; Graham, Kate J.; McIntee, Edward J.; Peterson, Alicia A.; Strollo, Christen M.; Jakubowski, Henry V.; Fazal, M. A.; Johnson, Brian J.; Jones, T. Nicholas; Raigoza, Annette M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v95 n5 p741-748 May 2018
A novel laboratory curriculum is presented, developed around some common tasks of a laboratory researcher in chemistry: purification, synthesis, and measurement. The capstone of the sequence is an integrated laboratory, leading to a more independent research experience. Students who have completed this laboratory curriculum appear to perform comparably to previous students who completed a more traditional curriculum, based on their handling of American Chemical Society Exam questions and career placement. Introduction of the new curriculum has coincided with increased numbers of majors as well as increased participation in research, but attributing causation is complicated by the coincidental introduction of a new scholarship program.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Science Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, Science Tests, College Science, Introductory Courses, Spectroscopy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1043566