Developing expertise in energy and change RP269


Summary

An introduction to the key chemical ideas needed to understand energy changes. Participants will explore common misconceptions associated with this topic and review a range of strategies for dealing with these misconceptions. Opportunities will also be given to try out a range of relevant and engaging experiments designed to support students' progress. 

The morning session will focus on chemical reactions: systems and surroundings and the afternoon session will develop your practical skills investigating precision, accuracy and reliability

Outcomes

Participants will:

• learn about some of the ‘misconceptions’ that can arise when teaching about energy and change and explore ways of dealing with them in the classroom

• try out a range of engaging and relevant practicals and demonstrations

 • share views about effective strategies for supporting and enhancing the teaching and learning of energy changes in chemistry

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