Identifying unknown chemicals:
- Objective: Students will identify unknown chemicals by testing different intensive properties of the chemicals.
- Implementation: This lab would occur during the first 6 weeks when we are learning about how to identify different properties of chemicals.
- Tools: Google docs and spread sheets to record data, a back channel for discussion, video sharing or voice threads to allow different classes to hear a lab groups discussions and show procedures used during the lab.
- Plan: Students would be given 4-6 chemicals that they would be asked to identify. Students would use different lab techniques and observations to identify intensive properties such as density, melting point, color, etc. They would also be given reference materials that would be there to compare their data to for the identification process to happen. Students would be require to validate their data and identification using their data plus 3 other groups from a different class.