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Models of Organic Compounds - Super Value Guided-Inquiry Kit

Models of Organic Compounds - Super Value Guided-Inquiry Kit, AP7090
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Models of Organic Compounds - Super Value Guided-Inquiry Kit
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By: The Flinn Staff

There are more than nine million organic compounds! What makes all these compounds different? Introduce the basic structural theory of organic chemistry by building molecules from the ground up using models. In this guided-inquiry activity, students use the reasoning skills of the scientific method to draw structural formulas of organic compounds, determine the general formulas of hydrocarbons, and develop the concept of isomers. The activity is divided into five parts and is designed for small groups of students working together. Each part of the activity is a self-contained unit, so different student groups can start with different sections as the model sets needed for each activity rotate among the groups. Having students work collaboratively in groups of four or five will allow students to brainstorm and bounce ideas back and forth.

This is the heart of the guided inquiry process, in which students use reasoning skills and critical thinking to actively “construct” their knowledge of the subject matter. Includes reproducible student handouts, detailed background information, and complete Teacher Notes with sample data and answers to all questions.

Super Value Kit is complete for five student groups. All materials are reusable!


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