Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tool # 7

There are many ways to share information between classrooms. One great way to use this form of technology in chemistry is to compare results of experiments and labs.

a. Objective: The student will test for the presence of sugars in various products such as honey, milk, and syrup by heating it with an ammonia-copper solution.

b. This experiment will be implemented during a lab in the 2012-2013 school year in the second semester.

c.  Education World was the original inspiration for doing this experiment. Another tool that will be necessary is GoogleDocs. Data will be recorded and saved on here. Access can be granted to other classrooms to compare results to test success and accuracy of the experiment.

d. The plan is for students to test given chemicals and products through the use of heat and see resulting chemical change. A color change should be most common result. The students will then record and compare their data with the other class to ensure consistency with their own conclusions.

e. The other classroom could be another science class at the same school within the chemistry team or a chemistry class at another high school around the area.

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