ICT-SUPPORTED LEARNING: LESSON EXEMPLARS from the NWT (Infused Curriculum: Literacy with Information and Communication Technology—“LwICT”) SUBJECT Science 10 CREATOR Malcolm Coupe SCHOOL MacKenzie Mountain DATE March 21st, 2012 CURRICULUM OUTCOMES (general/specific learning outcomes...) Science 10 General Outcome Explain, using the periodic table, how elements combine to form compounds, and follow IUPAC guidelines for naming ionic compounds and simple molecular compounds WHICH INQUIRY STAGE(S) 1. planning + questioning 2. gathering + making sense 3. producing to show understanding 4. communicating + reflecting 1. P/Q -Can be used as an assessment tool just as a calculator can be used in a math test ICT USED and HOW USED (pedagogical techniques, logistics, responsibilities, technical preparations groupings, troubleshooting...) Mini lesson and reading on: naming ionic and molecular compounds (using rules and subscripts in particular: a review by the time you are working from Alberta Science in Action text book section A3.4 The Mole), then a review of the periodic table (can be projected from the app screen) ICT Used: AtomCalc (“The AMC App”) 2. G/M Specific Outcome Calculate molar masses of ionic and molecular compounds ICT ROLE IN ASSESSMENT BACKGROUND to the LESSON: Students often find calculation of molar mass difficult. This app can act as a scaffold and is also a good way to review how to interpret chemical formulae. 3. P/SU 4. C/R PRIMARY DATA THAT WAS CREATED + LICENSED + SHARED -None AtomCalc’s purpose is to calculate molar masses of any compound. The user enters the molecular formula by pressing the cell for each element by the number of that element’s subscript in the compound. In addition, the percent by mass of each element is indicated. Any exercise in learning or calculating molar masses (whether learning it for the first time or preparing standard solutions for doing a lab) can see this app being applied. An example exercise might be: Calculate the molar mass of lead (IV) sulfate ( Pb(SO4 ) 2 ) The student should realize that each formula unit of lead (IV) sulfate has one lead atom, two sulfur atoms, and 8 oxygen atoms. If they do not remember that, then this app could act as a review for the appropriate use of subscripts. On AtomCalc they would then enter PbSSOOOOOOOO [Calculate] and would be given the result. AtomCalc could be used in a test situation as an aid and skill test simultaneously. REFLECTIONS ON ICT AS A FUTURE LEARNING TOOL -Past what I have described, AtomCalc has limited further application.