1st Edition

Differentiating Instruction With Menus Chemistry (Grades 9-12)

By Laurie E. Westphal Copyright 2019
    190 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Chemistry offers teachers everything needed to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. This book uses different types of menus that students can use to select exciting advanced-level products that they will develop so teachers can assess what has been learned—instead of using a traditional worksheet format. Topics addressed include chemistry basics, measurements, atoms, chemical bonding and reactions, gas laws, energy, acids and bases, and nuclear and organic chemistry. Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Chemistry contains attractive reproducible menus, each based on the levels of Bloom's revised taxonomy as well as incorporating different learning styles. These menus can be used to guide students in making decisions as to which products they will develop after studying a major concept or unit.

    Grades 9-12

    Part I: All About Menus and Choice Chapter 1: Choice Chapter 2: How to Use Menus in the Classroom Chapter 3: Guidelines for Products Chapter 4: Rubrics Part II: The Menus Chapter 5: Process Skills Metric Conversions Significant Figures Accuracy and Precision Dimensional Analysis Chapter 6: Atomic Theory Atomic Theory Isotopes Electron Configurations Electromagnetic Spectrum Chapter 7: Matter Classifying Matter Properties and Changes Families of the Periodic Table Periodic Trends Phase Diagrams Gas Laws Energy Thermochemistry Chapter 8: Bonding Covalent and Ionic Compounds Bonding Molecular Structure Chapter 9: Solutions Solubility Molarity Water Acids and Bases Chapter 10: Chemical Reactions The Mole Chemical Reactions Energy Curves Empirical Formulas, Molecular Formulas, and Percent Composition Nuclear Chemistry References About the Author Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards


    After teaching science for more than 15 years, both overseas and in the U.S., Laurie E. Westphal now works as an independent gifted education and science consultant. She enjoys developing and presenting staff development on differentiation for various districts and conferences, working with teachers to assist them in planning and developing lessons to meet the needs of their advanced students.

    Once again Westphal has written a work that serves educators well. A great alternative to your everyday lesson plans for your gifted learner and also could be used in the regular classroom as well. The work uses different levels of Bloom's taxonomy and incorporates different learning styles to aid the student. ,Lewie Dunn,Georgia Military College, 7/18/19
    Laurie E Westphal offers creative ways for students to take control of their own learning in a controlled environment. I recommend this book for anyone who teaches grades 6-10. This is great resource for pushing middle level students and allows teachers who may not have a strong science background to feel more comfortable with science (especially chemistry).,Emily Lane,MiddleWeb, 10/31/19