As a response to the need for more online educational resources in this time of pandemic, UP NISMED is pleased to publish a self-learning module for senior high school (G11/12) students. This Self-Learning Module in Chemistry (Grade 11/12): Molecular Polarity was developed for students while they study at home. This module is based on the Core Physical Science Curriculum for Grades 11/12 and the STEM General Chemistry 1 Curriculum for Grade 11 of the Department of Education. It consists of key parts with corresponding icons and descriptions, and their suggested time allotments. These are meant to guide the students in their self-learning. To encourage the students further, the module also includes teacher-guides – these emphasize portions of the module via pop-out messages.
Also made available online is the 2019-launched material for teachers, The Teaching of Molecular Polarity and Intermolecular Forces of Attraction. Designed primarily for senior high school physical science teachers, it contains lessons that are based on the Core Physical Science Curriculum for Grades 11 and 12 of the Department of Education. This instructional material is intended to serve as a rich source of inquiry-based lessons on two topics, Molecular Polarity and Intermolecular Forces of Attraction (IMFA). It presents connections between the concrete (macroscopic) and the abstract (sub-microscopic) aspects of molecular polarity and IMFA. It also includes tips on how teachers can provide opportunities for students to think deeper and understand the concepts at the macroscopic and sub-microscopic levels. At the end of each lesson, it is hoped that the all-important bridge between the concrete and the abstract concepts in chemistry is strongly established in the students.
These two chemistry curriculum materials may be accessed for free upon registration via this link, https://forms.gle/CcgVQrUQS8MYGpau6.
Please watch out for the announcement on the availability of the supplementary video for the Self-Learning Module in Chemistry (Grade 11/12): Molecular Polarity. Kindly follow us on our website at http://www.nismed.upd.edu.ph.
Also watch out for the Grade 9 Self-Learning Module: Ionic and Covalent Bonding! Coming very soon! Stay excited!