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Chemistry Lab Experiment Index and Review Process - September 2011

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Chemistry Laboratory Experiment Index

 

As the lab drafts get uploaded, a link for each lab will become active. Please note that these labs are in a somewhat 'primitive' state of development: Click on the active link to access the lab.

 

Chemistry First Semester Labs

 

CORE:

 

  1. Introduction to Lab Work in this course (intro to lab kits & RWSL)
  2. Stochiometry
  3. Measurements & Density
  4. Conductivity
  5. Water Hardness
  6. Structures & Shapes of Molecules
  7. Determination of Iron in Water
  8. Gas Laws (Gas Properties OR Molar Volume of a Gas)

 

OPTIONAL:

 

  1. Separation of Components of a Mixture
  2. The Mole Concept
  3. Caloric Content of Food 
  4. Measuring the Spectrum of Gas Samples (Pass's Law?) 
  5. Acetic Acid in Vinegar
  6. Solution Concentration

 

Chemistry Lab Materials [coming soon]

 

 

Step A - View the table of contents above and download each lab for review.

 

Step B - Complete your review of each lab. Leave comments indicating your satisfaction with each lab using the Satisfaction Scale seen below.

 

Work at the September conference will focus on resolution of outstanding issues identified in discussion of each lab.

 

Satisfaction Scale

1 - This lab supports first semester physics as defined by the physics panel and is approved as is.

Entering "1" means that this lab is fine as is and that you are satisfied with it.

 

2 - This lab supports first semester physics provided the minor change(s) identified in my comments are addressed by the team.  

Entering "2" means that there needs to be some discussion and agreement on specific items in the lab. Leave comments identifying the specific items for discussion, and offer a resolution for consideration by the panel.

 

3 - This lab supports the 80%-20% rule* used to develop NANSLO open course content and is approved for use.

However, it would require significant revision for localization if it were to be used at our institution. Entering "3" means that this lab supports first semester physics for the NANSLO open course but would require specific (identified) alterations if it were to meet transfer and articulation requirements at your institution. Leave comments specifying what changes would be required.

 

4 - This lab does not support first semester physics as defined by the physics panel.

Entering "4" means that this lab needs some major changes or requires replacement in order to be used in the NANSLO open course. Comments about changes or recommendations for the design of a new lab need to be provided. Panel members will be asked to vote on the recommended change at the September workshop, or to develop an alternate lab.

 

* A reminder about the 80%-20% rule applied to NANSLO open course material

We discussed in our panel conference call that NANSLO open courses are intended to meet 80% of your institutions transfer and articulation requirements. In many cases the percentage will be higher. We anticipate that the localization process at any institution choosing to use NANSLO course material will require supplementation of the "Core" open course content with either "Optional" material defined by the panels or additional material brought to the course otherwise. This approval process is aimed at identifying "Core" material that meets the criteria of a first semester physics course as defined by the panel.

 

 

Example of how to provide Comments including your Score and Recommendations

This example shows how to leave a comment with a score. I have left a "Score 1" regarding review of a Laboratory Experiment, and had I anything to say of the lab, my comment would have followed.

 

Then, I illustrated below the initial comment how to create a nested comment by selecting "Reply".  This nesting will help organize discussion responses. Panel members can respond to one another regarding a specific comment and can start a new one by not selecting Reply to an earlier statement. 

 

 

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