A series of collaborative learning activities and accompanying text that develop the field of separation science, with a particular emphasis on chromatographic separations, is provided. These activities are intended to be done in class by students working in groups, but can be modified for use as out-of-class exercises. Learning objectives, an instructor’s manual, and out-of-class problems are provided as well. The instructor’s manual provides tips for how to use the in-class exercises, the types of responses that students often provide to the questions in the exercises, and how the instructor can build from these responses to develop the concepts. Ancillary modules that are shorter but address specific topics within the area of separation science (steric exclusion chromatography, affinity chromatography, ion exchange chromatography, ultracentrifugation) are provided as well.
Contributors and Attributions
- Dr. Thomas Wenzel (Bates College)