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ERIC Number: EJ912490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Sugar-Cube Science: An Economical Inquiry Experiment for High School Chemistry
Smith, Jennifer
Science Teacher, v77 n8 p50-54 Nov 2010
Many first-year chemistry students have memorized the steps of the "scientific method" and can recite them without any prompting. But when introduced to controlled, independent, and dependent variables, they hit a brick wall. Therefore, the author of this article created a lesson that allows students to determine the fastest way to dissolve a sugar-cube in water. She describes her experience using the sugar-cube activity in a chemistry class and provides suggestions for use in your classroom. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A