Curriculum Reform in Honors Chemistry 1 Laboratory
In a major transformation of the freshman Honors Chemistry I Laboratory, more discovery-problem-based laboratories will be introduced to correspond to the active learning that occurs in the lecture portion of the course.
Because of the growing importance of computation and modeling in chemistry, a strategy is developed for students to gain experience assembling and using experimental apparatuses as well as using computers for modeling chemical structures.
A freshman learning community taught the semester after this course continues to build students understanding and interest in research, with one objective to prepare them for undergraduate research early in their college careers.
Laboratory 1 - Determing Planck's Constant (details)
Laboratory 2 - Determing the Charge of an Electron: The Millikan Oil Drop Experiment (overview)(details)
Laboratory 3 - Determing the Critical Potential for Helium: The Franck-Hertz Experiment (overview) (details)