At a Glance

Discipline

  • Chemistry

Instructional Level

  • College & CEGEP
  • University

Course

  • Organic Chemistry

Tasks in Workflow

Social Plane(s)

  • Individual

Type of Tasks

  • Solving problems
  • Reading
  • Taking a quiz & test

Technical Details

Useful Technologies

  • Online Collaborative Platform

Time

Brief segment of class period (< 20 mins)

Purpose

  • Application & practice

Overview

The aim of this activity is to present the concepts of nomenclature in organic chemistry in a way that encourages self learning and frees up class time by using a flipped classroom approach.

The students are presented with resources (videos and slides) and encouraged to develop their naming skills with a practice quiz drawing on a testbank of questions. It is up to the student to decide when they are ready to attempt the final quiz for marks.

Instructional Objectives

  • To become familiar with the rules of nomenclature in organic chemistry.

Workflow & Materials

Activity Workflow

A Self Introduction to Nomenclature in Chemistry

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Nomenclature of Alkanes

Lesson Presentation

Download

Moodle Quizzes

Teacher Instruction

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Contributor's Notes

Benefits

  • It increases student engagement with the material by allowing them to work at their own pace;
  • It maximizes free time in class.

Challenges

  • The creation of the quiz questions and updating the feedback for questions is time consuming.

Applied Strategies

  1. 1
    Problem-Based Learning

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