Educational analysis of the general, organic, and biochemical laboratory : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Ribblett, Jason W. en_US Williams, Elizabeth F. en_US 2011-06-06T19:31:25Z 2011-06-06T19:31:25Z 2005 en_US 2005
dc.identifier.other A-322 en_US
dc.description.abstract In order to provide every student with an equal and worthwhile experience in Chemistry, there must be many different modes of instruction especially for the laboratory experience. Experiments must not be entirely hands-on but also minds-on. Students cannot merely do the lab and leave without gaining any appreciation for the content. Experiments must be written in a way to make students think about what they are doing and learn from the experience. We have produced a laboratory manual that consists of twelve separate experiments written specifically for content retention. These experiments were written after careful consideration of behavioral theories, teaching techniques, and learning styles, such as Vygotsky's theories and Holistic Learning. For example, Vygotsky's theories provide the framework for the experiment, Chemical Formula of an Oxide of Magnesium, while the experiment Le Chatelier's Principle and Buffers was written using a Holistic Learning approach. Data from student surveys indicates that learning focused experiments provide better opportunities for content retention.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chemistry. en_US
dc.title Educational analysis of the general, organic, and biochemical laboratory : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.S.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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