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 !
“A group of four eighth-graders from Ohio — the ‘Incredibots’ — took home a $20,000 prize on Wednesday after winning the FIRST Lego League Global Innovation Award for their Styro-Filter invention.
The Styro-Filter aims to turn Styrofoam waste into activated carbon, which can then be used to purify water. The invention is now patent-pending. ”
Here is a 1 minute 20 second video where they describe their work:
Through my research, I have found several ideas for water filtration. Here are some links that may provide activities for your class or for students to attempt for Extra Credit:
Activities for K-9 grade students:
Purification news, articles, and information:
10 Innovations in Water Purification:
Past blog posts about Water and water clean-up include:
03/12/2014 Polarity and Intermolecular Forces
03/16/2014 Dipole-dipole forces, etc.
08/11/2017 Database About U.S. Public Water
02/23/2018 Chemists Develop a New Method to
Break Down Pollutants in Water
*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.
Check out past Blog posts to help you get ready for the end of the school year.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!