To get answers to POGIL chemistry exams, you have to request access to the teacher materials at the POGIL website. First create an account, then email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting access. The email must include a link to a Web page that indicates that you are a faculty member of an educational institution. The email also needs to include the subject and course level of up to five courses that you teach.
POGIL is an acronym for Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. POGIL is a student-centered classroom and laboratory technique that seeks to simultaneously teach content and the ability to think analytically and work as part of a team. Students work in small groups with individual roles. They use specially designed guided inquiry materials and develop their own conclusions, while the instructor serves as facilitator. POGIL seeks to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication through cooperation and reflection.
POGIL originated in college chemistry departments in 1994. It was based on a finding that teaching by telling is not the best way to learn for most students. Students develop a better understanding if logical thinking and teamwork are prized above memorizing information and getting the correct answer. Today there are more than 1,000 programs implementing POGIL in high schools and colleges around the United States.