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Spectroscopy—Guided-Inquiry Learning Activities for AP® Chemistry

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Item #: AP7710 

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The Spectroscopy Guided-Inquiry Learning Activities for AP® Chemistry ensures that students understand the basic principles of each type of spectroscopy. Those principles are then utilized to extract atomic and electron structure knowledge.

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Help your students achieve success in AP Chemistry! Updated curriculum requirements recognize that spectroscopy is an indispensable tool in modern chemistry research and analysis. Mass spectrometers, as well as photoelectron, ultraviolet, and infrared spectrophotometers, are amazing—and very expensive—instruments. Specific AP Chemistry learning objectives address the uses of these forms of spectroscopy for measuring the masses of atoms and molecules, determining their electron energy levels, and probing their structures. Use this set of three guided-inquiry learning activities to ensure that your students understand the basic principles of each type of spectroscopy and can apply these principles to derive appropriate information concerning atomic and electron structure. Cooperative, guided-inquiry exercises are proven methods for motivating students and building student mastery of complex topics. These are tailor-made for AP Chemistry! 

Package includes a CD with student handouts for three guided-inquiry learning activities and a comprehensive Teacher’s Guide with answers to all questions, alignment with AP Chemistry essential knowledge, learning objective and science practices.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.