369 Illustration of An Integrated Systems, Inquiry-Based, Exercise Problem for the Basic Study and Instruction of General Chemistry: Closing the Loop

Friday, November 6, 2009: 10:20 AM
Longhorn (Camino Real Hotel)
Kenneth M. Maloney , Chemistry and Physics Division, Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, LA
The systems based characteristics of a basic learning tool and complimentary approach has been further developed and applied to the analysis of additional experimental data derived from selected laboratory experiments in basic general science(i.e., chemistry and physics).  This seamless approach has evolved and directly applied to a number of additional systems and experimental data sets.  Additionally, the interdependence of the conservation laws and time, in chemical reaction systems, are further illustrated.  Thus, it is suggested that this complimentary approach is a learning tool which explicitly illustrates the interdependence of the conservation of laws in multifaceted processes such as chemical reactions systems routinely presented at the basic levels of instruction.  Another example of this seamless approach, designed for the basic levels of instruction, is presented.