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Biochemistry Workshops
  • Workshops that Spark Interest and Debate


    Exploratory learning is the way scientists work.
    Peer-Led Team Learning is an innovate model in science education. Student leaders (peers) guide the activities of small groups of students in weekly workshop meetings. The students work through challenging problems that are designed to be solved cooperatively. The peer leaders are trained to ensure that the students are actively and productively engaged with the material and with each other. This methodology offers a number of educational opportunities: the supportive format encourages questions and discussions that lead to conceptual understanding;
    students learn to work in teams and to communicate more effectively; peer leaders learn teaching and group management skills.

    • Groups of 6-8 students meet outside of class in 1.5- to 2-hour workshops.
    • Workshops are facilitated by a trained peer leader.
    • Instructors design challenging, group-oriented activities.
    • A learning specialist provides pedagogical support, assists with leader training and coordinates assessment.



    Sample List of CHEM 130 Workshops

    • Workshop 1 Measurement - Pencil Boxes
    • Workshop 2 Matter - Paper Clips
    • Workshop 3 Radioactivity - Flipping Pennies
    • Workshop 4 Reactions of Ionic Compounds - Puzzle Pieces
    • Workshop 5 Campfire Chemistry - S'mores
    • Workshop 6 Structure of Molecules - Model Kits
    • Workshop 7 Polarity and IMF - Computer Modeling
    • Workshop 8 Acids and Bases - Passing Pennies
    • Workshop 9 pH and Buffers - College Funding
    • Workshop 10 Alkane Structures - Model Kits