by Heather Mernitz ’95
ChemConnections Activity Workbook is a collaborative effort by Heather Mernitz ’95, Sharon Anthony, and Kevin Braun growing out of the popular ChemConnections modules. There are 59 activities in the workbook and all are based on chemistry education research. The activities are in the context of environmental and societal issues interesting to both faculty and students and designed to make general chemistry lectures, recitation, homework, or lab activities more relevant, interactive, and collaborative. The book allows teachers to use a variety of activity styles, including data analysis, labs, worksheets, and discovery, and it accommodates different student learning styles. Mernitz is an assistant professor of physical science at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she teaches courses in chemistry and biochemistry and serves as a consultant on principles and practices of assessment.