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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry: Molecular Spectroscopy Kit

Item # 840566 Exclusive

Addresses AP® Chemistry Big Idea 1 and Learning Objective 1.15. Introduce students to the mechanics of molecular spectroscopy and how electromagnetic radiation interacts with molecular compounds. Students analyze data, justify the selection of data, use theoretical models to explain observed data, evaluate sources of data to answer a scientific question, and justify claims with evidence. For 30 students.

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  • Aligned with Big Idea 1 and Learning Objective 1.15
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

Introduce students to the mechanics of molecular spectroscopy and how electromagnetic radiation interacts with molecular compounds. Teach this laboratory experience using either the guided activity or inquiry activity. For guided inquiry, students graphically determine the optimum wavelength (lambda max) for primary-color food dyes and identify these dyes in mixtures using percent transmittance and absorption measurements. They also investigate if the concentration of a compound(s) in solution affects emission and absorption spectra.

In the inquiry activity, students develop a procedure for graphically identifying the optimum wavelength for maximum absorbance and minimum transmittance for primary-color food dyes. They also develop a procedure for determining if dye concentration affects percent transmittance and absorption measurements, and a procedure for identifying 2 or more dyes in a mixture of primary dyes. The inquiry activity provides opportunity for students to present their experiment design and results, reinforcing the practice of communicating findings. Detailed preparation and procedure notes guide the teacher through leading a successful inquiry exercise, including a suggested rubric for assessing student performance.

Both activities include Big Idea Assessment questions that follow the format of the AP® Chemistry Exam free-response questions. In the Big Idea Assessment, students receive various types of transmission and absorption spectra, both in the visible and near visible range (UV and IR), for analysis and conclusions.

This kit provides the following AP® Chemistry experiences: design a procedure to analyze data, justify the selection of the kind of data needed to answer a scientific question, use theoretical models to explain observed data, evaluate sources of data to answer a scientific question, and justify claims with evidence. Materials are sufficient for 30 students. Digital teacher’s manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Molecular Spectroscopy teacher’s manual. You can also access the digital student guide for this kit for free at Carolina Science Online®.

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Components Qty Included?
Food Coloring, Green No. 3, 30 mL 1 Included
Food Coloring, Yellow No. 6, 30 mL 1 Included
Food Coloring, Red No. 3, 30 mL 1 Included
Food Coloring, Yellow No. 5, 15 mL 1 Included
Food Coloring, Blue No. 1, 30 mL 1 Included
Food Coloring, Red No. 40, 30 mL 1 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Spectrophotometer(s), 380–700 nm 1 - 4 Needed, Not included
Cuvettes (for the spectrophotometer) 16 Needed, Not included
Beakers, 150 mL 8 Needed, Not included
Beakers, 250 mL 6 Needed, Not included
Graduated Cylinders, 10 mL 8 Needed, Not included
Test Tube Racks (if needed) 8 Needed, Not included
Calculators (with log function) 8 Needed, Not included
Wash Bottles of Distilled Water 8 Needed, Not included
Marking Pencils or Pens 8 Needed, Not included
Kimwipes® (or tissue for cuvettes) Needed, Not included
Sports Drinks Needed, Not included
Candies (M&M’S® or Skittles®) Needed, Not included
Paper Towels Needed, Not included


Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry: Kits That Support the AP® Curriculum

Carolina Investigations® for AP* Chemistry Kits

If you are an AP® teacher, you go out of your way to help your students perform successfully on the AP® Exam. Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry Kits are specifically designed to help you do just that.

Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry kits are specifically designed to meet the goals of the revised AP® Chemistry curriculum. That curriculum and our kit series center on 6 overarching BIG ideas, which provide the themes for an enhanced laboratory experience focused on inquiry-based, student-directed learning:

  • Big Idea 1: Atoms
  • Big Idea 2: Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Big Idea 3: Changes in Matter
  • Big Idea 4: Rates of Chemical Reactions
  • Big Idea 5: Thermodynamics
  • Big Idea 6: Chemical Equilibrium

The AP® Chemistry curriculum emphasizes science practices, which allow students to use the tools of scientists to discover, test, and explain natural phenomena. The science practices of AP® Chemistry are integrated into each lab in the Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry series.

  • Science Practice 1: Modeling
  • Science Practice 2: Math
  • Science Practice 3: Scientific Questioning
  • Science Practice 4: Data Collection
  • Science Practice 5: Data Analysis
  • Science Practice 6: Using Scientific Explanations and Theories
  • Science Practice 7: Connecting Concepts

All Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry kits offer:

  • Two teaching approaches: a guided activity and an inquiry activity
  • Big Idea assessment questions modeled on the AP® Chemistry Exam’s free-response questions
  • Detailed inquiry activity preparation and procedure steps
  • Inquiry activity experimental design template based on the scientific method
  • Inquiry activity grading rubric

Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry kits are designed to help AP® teachers help their students achieve exceptional results by:

  • Facilitating the successful integration of inquiry-based learning into the laboratory experience
  • Using teacher-developed and field-tested activities that are designed for the AP® classroom
  • Cultivating students’ conceptual understanding of the topics covered, while allowing them to draw upon real-world connections
  • Mirroring the free-response section of the AP® Exam using assessment questions focused on the Big Ideas
  • Integrating mathematics and analytical thinking through the graphing and interpretation of student-collected data
  • Reinforcing knowledge by connecting concepts to students’ lives
  • Minimizing teacher prep and cleanup time

Carolina Biological Supply Company: Supporting AP® for Over 25 Years

Carolina is proud to be the only supplier with unique kits and activities that are specifically designed for the new AP® curriculum. We will also continue offering the traditional AP® labs. In the end, whether you want to use one of our kits, follow a College Board® lab, or design your own experiment, Carolina has the products and solutions you need.

Our staff continually works with real AP® teachers to design, develop, and build products that meet AP® teachers’ needs. We back all of our products with unparalleled support and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Let us help you help your students score a 5 on the AP® Exam!



Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry

Catalog
No
Kit Title Science Practices Met Big Idea 1 Big Idea 2 Big Idea 3 Big Idea 4 Big Idea 5 Big Idea 6
840566 Molecular Spectroscopy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840568 Spectrophotometric Analysis of Food Dyes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840570 Gravimetric Analysis of a Carbonate 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840572 Complexometric Titration of Calcium in Milk 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840574 Principles of Chromatography 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840576 Types of Chemical Bonds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840578 Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7          
840584 Vitamin C in Fruit Juices by Redox Titration 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840586 Chemical and Physical
Changes
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840588 Chemical Kinetics 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840590 Factors Affecting Reaction
Rates
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840592 Fundamentals of Calorimetry 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840594 Le Châtelier’s Principle and Equilibrium Shifts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840596 Concentration of Acetic Acid in Household Vinegar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840598 Preparation of a Buffered
Solution
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840600 Evaluating Lemonade as a
Buffer
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          




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