Reflection: High Expectations Titration Calculations, Part 1 - Section 6: Debrief


I love teaching science in a way in which students have a few days or longer to work on a project and they have to set goals and work to achieve them. My classroom feels like it most authentically models the scientific endeavor when I can set up lessons in this manner.

In the next class, students know what they need to do. They need to learn the material, take a quiz, and then get cleared to do the titration lab. Because they know this, many students become their own task masters, and this behavior is contagious. Other students see this and they emulate it. I do not try to create this environment in the first month of school. I first have to regularly communicate clear expectations for what I think the learning environment looks like in my classroom. However, over time, I gradually change the way the lessons are set up so that later in the year students practically tell me what they are doing in class today.  This unit ending is a good example of that model.

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Titration Calculations, Part 1

Unit 7: Acids and Bases
Lesson 9 of 12

Objective: Students will be able to calculate the concentration of an acid or a base using titration data.

Big Idea: The molarity of an acid or a base can be derived from a balanced chemical equation, a mole ratio that compares the acid and the base, and titration data.

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