The assignments in this course are openly licensed, and are available as-is, or can be modified to suit your students’ needs. Available answer keys will be provided to faculty who adopt Waymaker or OHM courses with paid support from Lumen Learning. This approach helps us protect the academic integrity of these materials by ensuring they are shared only with authorized and institution-affiliated faculty and staff.
If you import this course into your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), the assignments will automatically be loaded into the assignment tool.
You can view these faculty-contributed assignments below or throughout the course.
|Assignments and Alignment|
|Assignment: Matter and Measurement||Module 1: Essential Ideas|
|Assignment: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions||Module 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions|
|Assignment: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table||Module 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions|
|Assignment: Composition of Substances and Solutions||Module 3: Composition of Substances and Solutions|
|Assignment: Chemical Reactions in Aqueous Solution||Module 4: Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions|
|Assignment: Enthalpy, Energy, and Temperature Change||Module 5: Thermochemistry|
|Assignment: Extra Calorimetry Practice||Module 5: Thermochemistry|
|Assignment: The Periodic Table and Electron Configurations||Module 6: Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements|
|Assignment: 7||Module 7: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry|
|Assignment: 8||Module 8: Advanced Theories of Covalent Bonding|
|Assignment: Gases||Module 9: Gases|
|Assignment: Experiment at Home||Module 9: Gases|
|Assignment: Intermolecular Forces||Module 10: Liquids and Solids|
|Assignment: 11||Module 11: Solutions and Colloids|
|Assignment: ChemReax Simulation||Module 12: Kinetics|
|Assignment: Equilibrium||Module 13: Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts|
|Assignment: Acid-Base Chemistry At Home||Module 14: Acid-Based Equilibria|
|Assignment: Virtual Lab – Acid-Base Titration||Module 14: Acid-Based Equilibria|
|Assignment: Virtual Lab – Precipitation Equilibrium||Module 15: Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes|
|Assignment: Thermodynamics||Module 16: Thermodynamics|
|Assignment: Electrochemistry||Module 17: Electrochemistry|
|Assignment: Elements at Work||Module 18: Representative Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals|
|Assignment: Virtual Lab – Nickel||Module 19: Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry|
|Assignment: Organic Chemistry Practice||Module 20: Organic Chemistry|
|Assignment: Nuclear Chemistry||Module 21: Nuclear Chemistry|
The following discussion assignments will also be preloaded (into the discussion-board tool) in your learning management system if you import the course. They can be used as is, modified, or removed. You can preview them below:
|Discussion Assignments and Alignment|
|Discussion: Defining a Unit of Measurement||Module 1: Essential Ideas|
|Discussion: Atomic Concept||Module 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions|
|Discussion: The Mole||Module 3: Composition of Substances and Solutions|
|Discussion: Stoichiometry Inquiry Game||Module 4: Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions|
|Discussion: Comparing Hydrocarbon Efficiency||Module 5: Thermochemistry|
|Discussion: Discovery of the Elements||Module 6: Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements|
|Discussion: Highlight on Resonance||Module 7: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry|
|Discussion: Valance Bond and Molecular Orbital Theory||Module 8: Advanced Theories of Covalent Bonding|
|Discussion: Gas Application||Module 9: Gases|
|Discussion: States of Matter||Module 10: Liquids and Solids|
|Discussion: Solubility Experiment||Module 11: Solutions and Colloids|
|Discussion: Catalysts in Biochemistry||Module 12: Kinetics|
|Discussion: Chemical Equilibria||Module 13: Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts|
|Discussion: Acids and Bases at Home||Module 14: Acid-Based Equilibria|
|Discussion: Lewis Acids and Bases||Module 15: Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes|
|Discussion: Thermodynamics Terms||Module 16: Thermodynamics|
|Discussion: Batteries||Module 17: Electrochemistry|
|Discussion: Elements in Application||Module 18: Representative Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals|
|Discussion: Magnetic Metals||Module 19: Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry|
|Discussion: Teaching Organic Chemistry||Module 20: Organic Chemistry|
|Discussion: Radioactivity in the Media||Module 21: Nuclear Chemistry|
Optional Reading-Based Discussions
If you wish, you can include the following prompt to encourage students to complete their reading and discuss class topics with their peers.
Discussion Board Standards
It is expected that students will complete the assigned textbook readings prior to posting responses to the discussion board. Student interaction is encouraged. The goal of these online discussions is to simulate the sort of group discussion that can occur in traditional classroom settings. Therefore, students must post comments to at least two classmates. In addition, the instructor may post their reaction to student comments.
The instructor will assess the quality of student contributions towards group discussion and determine a grade for each unit/chapter.
- Student discussion must be relevant to the specific question being discussed.
- Students should demonstrate their understanding of the issues, theories, and problems from their textbook readings and homework. Good student commentary will make reference to specific textbook readings and make use of the terminology introduced in the chapter.
- Students should respond to the discussion questions with an attitude of proper objectivity and a willingness to discuss matters with others who do not share their viewpoint. Criticism of theories or ideas is appropriate; however, the tone of this criticism should remain scholarly rather than personal.
- Students are encouraged to make use of examples and counter-examples, compare and contrast theories, make reference to past learning, indicate problems or difficulties they have with the theories, and draw out the relevant implications of the discussion.
- Students may also raise questions they have about the readings and discuss possible answers provided these questions are relevant to the topic of the discussion.
Consider the discussions as opportunities to share ideas about this exciting material with your classmates—enjoy this!
|Rubric: Discussion Forum Posts|
|Criteria||Levels of Achievement|
|Timeliness||Original Thread and 2 replies (at a minimum) are submitted on time. Etiquette and protocol are followed.||Duplicate question posted. Full credit given to student with original placeholder post presented at the earlier publish date. No credit for post student posting second. Will receive credit for replies.||Post is late or replies are late.|
|Full Credit||Half Credit||No credit given to late portion.|
|Content||Content includes all requirements identified in forum instructions. Content and all work is in the correct format and accurate.||Content is only partially inclusive of requirements. Minor errors in content may be present. Work may not be shown in correct format.||Content does not focus on requirements.|
|10 Points||10 Points||5 Points||3 Points|
|Examples||Examples were included, typed out and work was shown. Examples are shown using the correct format and were both relevant and accurate.||Examples were included but may have had mistakes or been from the incorrect category. Work may not have been complete or in incorrect format.||No examples were included.|
|6 Points||6 Points||3 Point||0 Points|
|Use of Language||Writing is well organized, mechanical elements are error free (grammar, spelling and punctuation)||Writing is somewhat organized with some (minor) mechanical errors.||Writing is not organized or unified. Errors impair communication|
|6 Points||6 Points||3 Points||1 Point|
|Replies, Interactions||Replied to two or more other students and replies draw upon original threaded prompts to validate position. Discussion/responses had depth and related personal experiences or content covered in this unit of instruction. Include work, logic and answer for sample questions in both replies.||Replied to a minimum of two other students and discussion/responses are somewhat in depth, related to personal experiences or related to prompts in original thread. Questions may have been included but no work was shown or answer was not given for 1 or both replies.||Replied to a minimum of two students with no illustration of understanding of content (example “I agree” simple statements with no support).|
|8 Points||8 Points||5 Points||2 Points|