From: Tony Midey and Kristen VanderVeen-Midey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Aug 18 2004 - 15:23:02 EDT
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My friend Laura and I are doing the Reactions in Chemistry course this
summer. We also thought the water softening lab could be a potential
activity for the first lab of the year. I also like the glue ball lab for
the first day, primarily because it could be done very quickly or become
more extended, depending on the first day schedule (in my experience, the
class periods end up really short because of extended homeroom).
Another good activity for the first day is the CuCl2-aluminum foil
reaction. I got this lab several years from a colleague. Students feel
like they're really doing chemistry (because they are!); I like the
students to jump right in. I've attached the handout that I use if anyone
I'd love to find out what other hands-on activities teachers use the first
day of class.
Tony Midey and Kristen VanderVeen-Midey
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