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THINKING SKILLS: INTEGRATING LIBRARY RESOURCES WITH LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Keeley Library    Revised August 20, 2000

AP Chemistry
COURSE:  15321
AP Chemistry
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
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  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Using Computers for Assignments
  • Computer Software Links

  •     (using computer software to create graphs)
          Need to add specific guides for this.

     

    DCH 61
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Graphical Determination of Reaction Rate Chemical Kinetics is the study of reaction rates, unlike thermodynamics, which determines the extent of a reaction. Students should  be able to graphically estimate the rate of a reaction.
    PERFORMANCE: Graph Correlating Reaction Rate with Concentration  Students will create a graph from given data which correlated the relationship between the reaction rate between core of a substance and reaction rate. Students will demonstrate its use by providing a specific example.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Summarizing
  • Documenting Sources

  • Oral Presentations, Posters
     
     

     

    DCH 62
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: The Collision Theory  Collision theory states that molecules must collide before reactions can occur. These collisions require  that molecules possess a certain amount of activation energy to achieve this.
    PERFORMANCE: Essay, with Possibility of Brief Oral Presentation The student will produce an essay with various references (at least 3) concerning the basic concepts of the collision theory, supporting their findings with specific examples. An oral presentation (summary) may be requested.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Oral Presentations, Posters

  • Discussions
     

     

    DCH 63
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Chemical Equilibrium  During most spontaneous chemical reactions, the concentration of reactants and products change, and the free energy of the system decreases. Eventually, when the free energy has reached a minimum, equilibrium has been reached. Students should be able to explain the meaning of equilibrium as it applies to a chemical reaction.
    PERFORMANCE: Chart with Class Presentation Students will create a chart which demonstrates a chain reaction  in equilibrium, and discuss the impact of temperature, chemical change and pressure on this equilibrium. 
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays

  • Documenting Sources
     

     

    DCH 64
     
     

     

    CONTENT: LeChatelier's Principle Ions LeChatelier's Principle explains how  equilibrium( in a chemical reaction) can be disturbed, and then reestablished.
    PERFORMANCE: Essay Students will create an essay giving a detailed explanation  of LeChatelier's Principle as it applied to equilibrium, and will use three references to create specific examples of this concept.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • Summarizing
  • Discussions

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    DCH 65
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: PH of Acid Base Systems  Atoms Weak acids and bases exist in equilibrium with their ions (in an aqueous medium). The ionization of water to produce OH- and H+ ions plays a significant role in many chemical reactions.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report  Students will create a lab report summarizing their lab investigations of ph with various substances, and, in said document, provide a discussion section with proof of  their understanding of this concept.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Oral Presentations, Posters
  • Design Plan/Product Develop
  • Education
  • Thinking/Teaching Links

  •  Create a Lesson, Teach

     

    DCH 66
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Acid Base Titration Titration is a very important quantitative technique used to analyze solution concentrations. Students should be able to explain the basic concepts of the titration technique and demonstrate how to generate a titration curve for acid-base combinations. 
    PERFORMANCE: Group Task: Analysis/Demonstration with Supporting Transparencies In groups of three, students will demonstrate a simple acid-base titration lab with supporting  overhead transparencies. (Including the titration curve for such a demo)
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences

  • Writing Essays
     
     
     

     

    DCH 67
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Chemical Equilibrium and the Common Ion Effect  Salts dissociate in an aqueous medium to form ions, and, as a result, equilibrium is established, and equilibrium constants (Ksp) can be set up. Students should be able to explain the theory behind the "common ion effect", and support the argument with data and calculations. 
    PERFORMANCE: Essay  Students will create an essay explaining the common ion effect, giving specific examples and supporting details with math evidence.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Technical Reports
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Creating Graphic Organizers

  •     (use of computer to create   transparency    '
         master with Powerpoint)
    DCH 68
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: The Galvanic Cell  Electrochemistry is the study of relationships that exist between chemical reactions and the flow of electricity. Students should demonstrate the ability to explain the basic components and functions of a galvanic cell.
    PERFORMANCE: Diagram of Galvanic Cell with Explanation  Students Students will create a visual transparency identifying the components of a galvanic cell and explaining galvanic cell functions
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • DCH 69
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Radioactive Decay Many atomic nuclei spontaneously decompose to form different nuclei, and, also producing one or more particles. The energies generated in these nuclear processes are potentially attractive for generating greater  amounts of energy than normal chemical reactions.
    PERFORMANCE: Chart , Students will create a chart explaining the three basic types of radioactive decay
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Creating Graphic Organizers

  •     (use of computer to create  transparency    '
  •      master with Powerpoint)
  • DCH 70
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Organic Compounds  vs Inorganic Compounds   The Carbon compounds and their derivatives constitute a branch of chemistry called organic chemistry. Students should be able to distinguish between the properties of organic and inorganic compounds
    PERFORMANCE: Overhead Transparency in form of a Table Students will create a comparative list illustrating the basic distinctions between organic and inorganic compounds.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Lab Report Form

  • Technical Reports

     

    DCH 71
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Functional Groups for Organic Compounds  The organic compounds can be classified into several different families. These families become the foundation for all the organic compounds which exist, natural or synthetic.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will create a lab report summarizing their attempts to identify organic compound functional groups using various procedures. Students will then produce a formal lab report supporting their findings

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