|Chemistry Intellectual Property
||Introduce the concept of intellectual property, specifically US Patents, to the chemistry student.
It describes the process of accessing and searching the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, (“USPTO”).
|Terrence P. Sherlock, Chemistry Lecturer, Burlington County College
|Understanding Boiling Point (.doc)
|Students use a collaborative database to investigate the boiling point of water and the effects that changes in altitude and air pressure make.
||Lois Hansen-Polcar, Assistant Professor, Cuyahoga Community College
|Careers for Scientists (.doc)
||Student worksheet (.doc)
||Find information on careers for scientists using the websites of publicly traded chemical or drug companies.
||Janet Lansinger, Chemistry Instructor, Middlesex County College
|Accessing Chemical Safety Information
||Students will locate an MSDS on a commercial product containing multiple chemicals and interpret the information to evaluate appropriate measures for safe use, handling and storage of the chemical product.
||Leslie J. Hersh, Delta College
||The purpose of this learning object is to use a "CAT", which uses real-time data, to ascertain if students have developed the ability to solve unit conversion problems.
||Marta E. Goicoechea-Pappas, Professor of Chemistry, Miami Dade College
||Students evaluate water quality by measuring pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and turbidity and post data on World Water Monitoring Day website. They also interpret their community water quality.
||Julie Ellefson, Associate Professor, Harper College
|Consumer Chemistry Updates
||This RWLO is an exercise for non-chemistry majors in exploring drug updates on the FDA website.
||Mary Lee Stander-Biesiada, Instructor, Tri-C Metro
|Is your electricity clean?
||Students calculate their average monthly consumption of electricity. They are then asked to convert that amount to different forms of energy. The students then find out how electricity is produced in their community and what impact their consumption has on the environment.
||Karim Diff, Professor of Physics, Santa Fe Community College
|Intermolecular Forces and the Boiling Point (.doc)
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||Students gather information from the NIST Chemistry Web-Book about 10 compounds. They are then asked to determine the relative strengths of H-bonding, dipole-dipole interaction, and London dispersion. Unlike "Cook-book" labs, the students have no instructions on how to analyze the data or which of the pieces of data are useful in helping them draw the needed conclusions. The conclusions they develop are also fundamental chemical principles rather than observations or numbers.
||Dr. Shawn Kellie, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
|You are the Referee (.doc)
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||This RWLO is designed to utilize the vast database of real-world primary source chemical information known as the chemical literature. The chemical literature has traditionally been accessed in paper form through university libraries, but only large universities are able to purchase access to paper versions of most journals. Recently, through interlibrary cooperation or inexpensive electronic subscriptions, many journals that were not previously accessible to students at small colleges have been made accessible on line. Students will act as a mock referee. They will be expected to assess a short article or communication from a peer-reviewed journal. They must recommend that the article be accepted, revised or that it be rejected by the journal.
||James Beil, Professor, Lorain County Community College
|Evaluating the Hazards of Radiation and its Sources
||Use of online resources to investigate the sources of radiation and the levels of exposure to them.
||Richard Jarman, Professor, College of DuPage
|Sink or Float? Working with Densities. (.doc)
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||This RWLO allows students to have a more concrete understanding of density and how it applies to life.
||Jeannine M. Christensen, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Moraine Valley Community College