This hands-on workbook encourages active, collaborative learning and helps build a stronger conceptual understanding of chemistry by guiding students through self-directed explorations using POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning). The book's active learning activities ask students to look carefully at new problems, construct logical conclusions based on observations, and discuss the merits of their conclusions with peers. POGIL is designed to improve student retention rates and to teach students to think analytically and collaboratively in teams, like scientists do, rather than attempt to memorize the material.
Table of Contents
1. Jumping Through Science with a P.O.G.I.L. Stick.
2. Representing the Little Things in Life.
3. So You Want to Mix Things Up? (States of Matter and Mixtures).
4. How Many Gills in a Kilomutchkin? (Measurements and Units).
5. It's a Small, Small World (Atomic Theory).
6. Significant Figures are not just for History Class (Scientific Notation and Significant Figures).
7. Periodic Advances at the Table (The Periodic Table).
8. A Compound by any Other Name (Classification of Ionic and Covalent Compounds and Their Nomenclature).
9. Counting to a Trillion Trillions (The Mole Concept).
10. It's a Balancing Act.
11. What's Going On? (Chemical Reactions).
12. How Much is Possible? (Limiting Reactants).
13. Gases and the Laws.