Early labs include Significant Figures, Density (3 labs), the Separation of a Mixture (including coverage of Percent Composition), and Liquid Chromatography. This way you have pretty safe labs that cover essential information, giving you time to emphasize Lab Safety and get Lab Safety Contracts signed.
You can buy this lab book for $23 at amazon.com or lulu.com. It will take 1-2 weeks to get to you, so Order Now and you’ll have time with it and decide how to incorporate the labs into your class activities.
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.
*Some of you have already purchased my lab book – be sure to check out Page 141 !
Project Lead the Way is a national program that develops STEM [Science Technology Engineering and Math] skills. For future investigation, here is the website:
“Hunter Hartshorne and Jasper White [,two Ithaca, NY High School grads] stumbled upon an idea for a small portable generator while building a hunting cabin a few years ago.
‘While we were up there, we were doing all this manual labor without any electricity and we thought, man, it would be great if we had power tools or something,’ White explained.
A nearby stream of water sparked the idea.
‘We thought it would be a cool idea to bring electricity to that cabin, so it started as a little bit larger small-scale hydro-electric project,’ Hartshorne added.
The generator became the focus of their capstone project for Project Lead the Way… This summer, the teen entrepreneurs are working on their product line inside Cornell University's Hydraulics Lab, which is partnered with Rev Ithaca -- a business incubator.”
Here is some local news video about their hydroelectric cell-phone charger:
Here is a page briefly discussing Hydropower:
Note in the right margin of this page that there are links to information about several Renewable Energy Sources. The 21st Century challenge is to develop alternate energy sources to be able to phase out Nuclear Energy and the burning of Fossil Fuels.
“Project Lead The Way provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world.”
You may want to explore the Project Lead the Way website and see what opportunities are available for teachers and students.
One page leads to various news articles about Project Lead the Way:
*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.
Enjoy the rest of August!