There are two versions of each lab, one with a ten-question conclusion and one with directions for a full lab report. This way the teacher has the option! Each lab is two pages to allow for one two-sided handout.
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I teach high school chemistry and this is exactly what I was looking for. Labs included simple household chemicals that could be easily found. Nice format, easy to follow along procedures, and touches on every topic of our chemistry curriculum.”
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*Some of you have already purchased my lab book – be sure to check out Page 141 !
“Three decades after the Chernobyl disaster—the world’s worst nuclear accident—signs of life are returning to the exclusion zone.
Wild animals in Chernobyl are flourishing within the contaminated region; puppies roaming the area are capturing the hearts of thousands.
Tourists who have watched the critically acclaimed HBO series Chernobyl are taking selfies with the ruins. Once thought to be forever uninhabitable, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has become a haven for flora and fauna that prove that life, as they say in Jurassic Park, finds a way."
Here is a brief summary of the observations:
1. The animals of Chernobyl survived against all odds.
2. Bears and wolves outnumber humans around the Chernobyl disaster site.
3. Most Chernobyl animals don’t look any different from their non-Chernobyl counterparts.
4. Radiation may have killed off Chernobyl’s insects.
5. Despite looking normal, Chernobyl's animals and plants are mutants.
6. The absence of humans is returning Chernobyl to wilderness.
7. An endangered wild horse is making a comeback thanks to Chernobyl.
8. You can adopt a Chernobyl puppy.
Past blog posts about Radiation include:
02/11/2015 Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry
02/18/2015 Nuclear Chemistry -- Part II
(Fission, Fusion & Half-Life)
10/30/2015 Current Event -- Radioactive Waste
02/20/2016 Nuclear Waste and Lake Huron
03/26/2016 Nuclear Waste Storage
05/01/2016 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl
05/29/2016 New Uses for Waste Glass
09/05/2016 US to Gets Rid of Chemical Weapons
10/28/2016 Nuclear Power Plant Closure
02/10/2017 High Fukushima Radiation Levels
06/02/2017 Swiss Nuclear Power Ban
09/01/2017 Radon in Houses
12/22/2017 The Radium Girls
06/05/2019 40th Anniversary of 3-Mile Island Accident
*This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
Also, Write To Me about your successes, challenges, or questions in the Chemistry Classroom.
Remember, buying a copy of the lab book Chemistry on a Budget can be very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
The coming week is the 4th of July holiday, so there won't be a Blog post on Friday, July 5th, 2019. The next Blog Post will be on Friday, July 12, 2019.
Have a great holiday!