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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Matter in Context


This is the first course of a two-semester fully online Chemistry program that provides teachers with everyday experiences that are directly related to fundamental chemical concepts. As such, it emphasizes the need to make careful observations, collect data, formulate conclusions, and make predictions based on those findings. Teachers gain knowledge and skills by observing local chemical phenomena that allow them to then examine more complex chemical systems like global warming, ozone depletion, and the greenhouse effect; air and water quality; ecosystems; environmental factors in evolution and biodiversity; the earth, and the food web. Inherent in this process is an exposure to modeling, both developing and using physical and mathematical models to describe observed chemical phenomena.
Course Details

Summer 2021

CPE Class with Moodle
May 17, 2021 - Jul 29, 2021
Hans Mentzen
Base Cost: $1,575 ($525/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: May 17, 2021
End date: Jul 29, 2021
Last day to add: May 24, 2021
Last day to drop: May 24, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Jun 27, 2021
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