Characteristics and Educational Advantages of Laboratory Automation in High School Chemistry

Igor M. Verner, Leonid B. Revzin

Abstract


This paper presents a study of automation in the high school chemical inquiry based laboratory. Simple computer-controlled devices for automation of basic manual operations were constructed and applied in students' laboratory experiments together with the Fourier-Systems Inc. data collection and management systems. We examined characteristics of learning in the new automated laboratory environment and discussed educational outcomes.

Keywords


chemical education, constructivist learning environment, high school, laboratory automation.

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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