Thought Experiment: Creating and Testing Hypotheses

This lesson could fit whilst teaching equilibrium, redox, chemical/physical reactions or just learning about the scientific process. I try to blend scientific thinking in wherever possible, and this is a great one with minimal focus on the "right answer" but instead focusing on thinking like a scientist. HOW TO SET IT UP I use the … Continue reading Thought Experiment: Creating and Testing Hypotheses

Thought-Experiment: Intermolecular Forces

My favourite types of activities are those that can turn the "hmmm" into an "ah ha!" without too much involvement from me. This type of activity really encourages mild confusion (The Gift of Mild Confusion) and was really rewarding for my students when they eventually worked it out! How to set it up 2 separating … Continue reading Thought-Experiment: Intermolecular Forces