A Model for Incorporating Research into the First-Year Chemistry Curriculum

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Journal of Chemical Education


First-Year Undergraduate / General, Analytical Chemistry, Constructivism, Applications of Chemistry


The development, implementation, and evaluation of a research-based program of laboratory instruction for first-year chemistry students is described. The new approach engages students in interdisciplinary, chemistry-centered research projects during the second semester of their general chemistry course.


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