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Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry 4th Edition

This book contains 25 inquiry-based chemistry investigations covering topics such as thermochemistry, acids and bases, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, and properties of solutions.


The Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry lab book contains 25 inquiry-based chemistry investigations. The book is authored by two long-time chemistry teachers, Donald L. Volz and Ray Smola, who have enjoyed using the inquiry method in their own instruction.

Each experiment includes a preliminary activity, teacher information, sample researchable questions, and sample data for those researchable questions. If you are new to inquiry-based instruction, the extensive Instructor Sections that are included with each investigation will help guide you through the inquiry-based style of chemistry instruction.

Included with Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry

Electronic Version

  • 25 inquiry-based, chemistry investigations
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Essential teacher information for successful inquiry investigations
  • Suggested researchable questions, sample data, and graphs
  • A generous site license—buy one book and duplicate the labs for your class
  • Word-processing files of the student experiments, so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.


Select an investigation below to view an overview, objectives, necessary probeware, and standards correlations.

1Physical Properties of Water
2Baking Soda and Vinegar Investigations
3An Investigation of Urea-Containing Cold Packs
4Conductivity of Aqueous Solutions
5Identifying a Pure Substance
6Investigating the Energy Content of Foods
7Investigating the Energy Content of Fuels
8Evaporation and Intermolecular Attractions
9Enthalpy Changes
10Reaction Stoichiometry
11Beer's Law Investigations
12Colligative Properties of Solutions
13Long Term Water Monitoring
14Vapor Pressure and Heat of Vaporization Investigations
15Acid-Base Properties of Household Products
16The Effect of Acid Deposition on Aqueous Systems
17Acid-Base Titrations
18Conductimetric Titrations
19Oxidation-Reduction Titrations
20Investigating Voltaic Cells
21Baking Soda and Vinegar Investigations Revisited
22Reaction Rates
23Enzyme Activity
24Sugar Fermentation by Yeast
25Nuclear Radiation
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Gas Pressure Sensor
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Voltage Probe
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Vernier Radiation Monitor (1)


National and State Standards Correlations

Meet your state and national curriculum standards with experiments from Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry 4th Edition. National and State Standard Correlations

Sample Download

Preview "Beer's Law Investigations" from Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

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