The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 15
(2010) pp 181-184
Multi-sensory Chemical Equilibrium Investigation as a Learning Lab Experience
Maria T. Oliver-Hoyo* and Deborah C. Bromfield Lee
Department of Chemistry,
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, email@example.com
Published: 17 March 2010
Abstract. An experiment is described that incorporates the senses of smell, touch, hearing and sight in exploring the Le ChatÍlierís principle to provide students with a unique and structured inquiry experience through multi-sensory learning. A new laboratory format, the Learning Lab Report, was used to encourage reflective thinking and promote scientific inquiry through the use of conceptual questions.
Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; equilibrium; Le Chatêlierís Principle; inquiry; multi-sensory experimentation
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Supporting Materials:Experimental protocols for the students and detailed notes for the instructors on the experiment are available (83 KB).