The College Board’s AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework has undergone significant changes, shifting the course from a more traditional, content-based model to one that is intended to support an inquiry-based model of instruction. According to the AP chemistry course overview, six labs should use an inquiry-based model of instruction.
Our newest lab book, Vernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry, is organized into 16 student-directed investigations using probeware that are aligned with the labs in the AP chemistry lab manual published by the College Board.
Included in the lab manual are teacher resources, such as sample data, graphs, and helpful tips for investigations that foster scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and reasoning. Investigations can be customized for your own classroom and teaching style using the included CD with student instructions in Microsoft® Word® format.
A few examples of the investigations in Vernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry include
- Exploring the relationship between Percent Transmittance and Absorbance using the SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer in “Investigation 1: Investigating Food Dyes in Sports Beverages”
- Using a pH Sensor to investigate acid-base titrations in “Investigation 4: The Acidity of Juice and Soft Drinks”
- Looking into the relationship between enthalpy and temperature using a Stainless Steel Temperature Probe in “Investigation 12: Investigating Commercial Hand Warmers”
If you would like to preview Vernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry, evaluation PDF copies of all the student pages of the investigations are available.
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