Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Identifying Organic Compounds in the Lab (Day 5 of 5) - Section 3: The Classroom Flow: Presenting Data


My original intention of this day's activity was to have each group share out their data with the class.  However, I could see that on a sunny Friday that attention span was going to be an issue.  Whiteboards just happened to be on a random counter in the back supply office and decided to bring them in to our lesson today.  I am beyond happy with this spontaneous teaching decision!  Students were fully engaged in the their attempts to determine the contents of each mystery sample brought up by each lab group.  They analyzed the data reported out to the group and questioned things that seemed off to them, which led to some very interesting conversations about error in science and the importance of due diligence while performing lab procedures in terms of contamination, judgement, and consistency.  At the end of the class period, students commented that not only was the activity fun to do, but that they felt very confident that they could write their lab report and take their exam and excell at both assessment opportunities.  

  Reflections on a Spontaneous Wrap Up Activity
  Adjustments to Practice: Reflections on a Spontaneous Wrap Up Activity
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Identifying Organic Compounds in the Lab (Day 5 of 5)

Unit 4: Unit 4: Molecules of Life: Organic Chemistry
Lesson 5 of 15

Objective: Students will be able to identify proteins, carbohydrates, saccharides, and lipids in the lab.

Big Idea: Get your students acquainted with organic compounds in their everyday lives using this engaging lab activity!

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Science, Organic and Biochemistry, Life Science/Biology, carbohydrates, inquiry, lipids, proteins, saccharides, molecule
  50 minutes
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