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Title Sugar and Salt Solutions: Exploring Common Substances Using a PhET Simulation
Description This activity is designed to be a guided inquiry lesson using a simulation produced by the PhET group from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The lesson has two parts, and can be used in a unit on chemical bonding or solutions. In Part I, students are given the opportunity to explore the simulation and the effect of adding sugar and salt to water. In Part II, students are introduced to the terms electrolyte and nonelectro- lyte. In the Extension, students have the opportunity to explore several other substances, and are introduced to the ideas of ionic and covalent bonding.
Subject Chemistry
Level High School, Middle School
Type Lab, Other
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords electrolyte, nonelectrolyte
Simulation(s) Larutan Gula dan Garam


Author(s) Emily Moore, Lisa McGaw
Contact Email emily.moore@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET, LTF
Date submitted 12/08/03
Date updated 12/08/11