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A model of mass spectrometry

Description

Apply this modelling activity to your teaching practice and explore student's understanding of the process of fragmentation in mass spectrometry.

Sign up to our Analytical chemistry online CPD course for further techniques and development support like this. The course has 9 topics including classifying materials to advanced instrumental techniques and features this resource.

Estimated completion time is 9 hours.

Further details about the structure of the course are found in the additional information below.

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Type of Activity

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group work, working independently

Audience

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Teacher

Age Group

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16 to 18 years
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It can often be useful to use modelling activities to help students engage with the incredible analytical technique that mass spectrometry actually is. Consider the following questions before you move on to the next page.

 

Q1.How easily do your students understand mass spectrometry?

 

 

Q2.Do you use any modelling activities to help explain mass spectrometry?

 

 

Q3.Do you see a need for mass spectrometry models?

 

It can often be useful to use modelling activities to help students engage with the incredible analytical technique that mass spectrometry actually is. Consider the following questions before you move on to the next page.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Our Analytical chemistry course not only provides you with the core content you need to teach, but also takes you through common student misconceptions, experimental techniques and interesting stimuli for discussion and developing each topic further.

After working through the module, you will be able to:

  • understand the core ideas in analytical chemistry
  • explain the progression and development of analytical chemistry through secondary education
  • identify common misconceptions in students' thinking and explore how these misconceptions can be addressed
  • access a wide variety of resources to help students learn about analytical chemistry in an engaging manner
  • recognise areas of overlap and develop links between analytical chemistry and other aspects of chemistry

Thank you to Joe Ogborn and Dorothy Warren for authoring this course.