Category Archives: Physical Science – Chemistry

HS-PS1-7: Stoichiometry

During my methods class tonight, a student asked how one could use inquiry-based instruction to teach something like stoichiometry. So, we ran through a little simulation of how I think about teaching stoichiometry using inquiry.  Inquiry is not necessarily limited … Continue reading

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The power of food coloring.

This one demo serves to model several natural phenomena.  To explain the observations requires understanding several interconnected scientific ideas.  Particle motion, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Gas Laws, Air Pressure, Plate tectonics, Winds, fronts, air masses, and Density are all aspects of … Continue reading

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