This is an excellent introductory lab investigation for first year chemistry students. Constructivist based, this lab affords students the opportunity to conduct numerous qualitative and quantitative trials. Through experimentation, students truly learn the nature of and related excitement of chemistry.
Required materials are basic and safe. There is an extensive "debriefing" that serves to pace the post-lab. Look for the FREE download of the powerpoint with a similar name to this word file.
Expect this lab to require 2-3 class periods. The debriefing will require another 2 periods - depending upon pacing.
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