Analysis of cola drinks in a virtual lab

Toni Soto
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Level of difficulty: 
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Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

This activity consist on finding three cola drinks in bad conditions from a set of ten samples. Students must work in groups collaboratively to solve the problem with the tools provided by a java virtual lab from Chemcollective web site. To perform this activity I used Moodle, Mahara ePortfolio, Google Drive and some tools from graasp platform.

Inquiry Learning Phases: 
Orientation (Orientation)
Conceptualisation (Conceptualisation)
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Lab owner: 
PhET Interactive Simulations
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Czech, Slovak, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Basque, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Apps in use: 

The Concept Mapper tool lets learners create concept maps, to get an overview of the key concepts and their relations in a scientific domain. They can define their own concepts and relations or choose from a list of predefined terms.

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Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

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Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

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General apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

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Go-Lab inquiry apps, Learning analytics apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Investigation (Investigation)
Conclusion (Conclusion)
Discussion (Discussion)
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