inquiry-based discovery learning

Inquiry Interviews

This year one my goals is to use this space to talk specifically with various teachers about how they use inquiry in their chemistry classrooms.  My four questions are:

Types of Chemical Reactions

I expect that most high school chemistry teachers assign some type of laboratory related to types of chemical reactions including synthesis, decomposition, single replacement and double replacement reactions. I have used several published versions, but I am sharing my modifications. 

Trend Setter Lab

Students will proceed through a pre-lab engagement activity, organize element cards based on similarities & trends, discuss trends with the class and then produce a periodic table that includes the trends discussed within the lab.