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MPC's STEAM 3.0

Project Title: Communicating about Chemistry
Contributors: Adrian Almeida, Kori Griswold, Jenna Bienenfeld, & Jessica Baum

Introduction: The students enrolled in Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences were challenged to communicate about a topic relevant to intermolecular forces or solutions. A selection of their work is shown below demonstrating a variety of ways that science, communication, and art intersect. Click on the three tabs. Some of the images can be clicked on to enlarge.

drawing how water flows from root to plant
Image Caption: Illustration of polar of charged including objects and adhesion at both ends with cohesion in the middle.

 

3 Learning Outcomes

Draw a Lewis Structure

  • Adhesion is where 2 or more different molecules bond with each other.
  • Cohesion is the attraction between the same molecule. 
drawing of polar charge
Image Caption: Illustration of polar of charged including objects and adhesion at both ends with cohesion in the middle. 

Make predictions about what changes will occur during osmosis

  • I think that if the xylem is the membrane that permits passage for water to flow through and it went through osmosis then the high volume of water will decrease to a low water potential.

Determine the intermolecular forces that would hold molecules together in a solid or liquid.

  • Cohesion because it is the intermolecular attraction between the molecules. There is hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces.
     

Infographic for the science in your salad

The Science in Your Salad — Larger Image  — Accessible PDF