Creative Problem Solving in Chemistry

These resources were designed to

* To improve students' ability to communicate and work together.

*To develop students' problem solving skill.

*To give students to opportunity to be creative.

*To show students that science is more than 'getting the right answer' and that it can involve using one's own judgement.

The problem-based activities all have a variety of possible solutions. The key feature of the resources is that students work in groups to discuss the possible solutions critically before presenting their ideas to the class.


Which Set of Ionic Compounds?

This problem-solving activity, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, asks students to identify four unknown compounds. Students need to work as a group to discuss the problem and suggest the analytical procedures required to identify the solids. After identifying the compounds, they prepare a presentation on their...
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

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