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Name Peter Hamlet
Organization or Institution South Florida State College
Presentation Type Poster
Topic Chemistry Education
Title

Online Lab for Introductory Chemistry: The First Year

Author(s)

Peter Hamlet

Author Institution(s)

South Florida State College

Abstract

It its first year, our online one-semester introductory chemistry lab was taken by 53 students.  All but 4 of the students lived close enough to pick up the equipment kit.  The kit made possible hands-on experiments in synthesis, quantitative analysis, calorimetry, food chemistry, pH, titration, gas laws, and conductivity.  Kits were assembled from components purchased separately.  Cost per kit was $80.  Only 3 returned kits had an item missing.   Safety was a primary consideration in designing experiments and kits.  No injuries were reported.  Most students reported results that showed that they were able to do the procedures in their instructions.