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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Mole Day is this Monday, October 23rd! Check out past Mole Day posts:
01/10/2014 2nd Entry (Mole Conversions and
10/20/2014 Celebrating Mole Day
10/15/2015 Mole Mathematics
10/15/2016 Mole Day is Coming!
“Friday afternoon [10/13/2017], CNN watched workers from the Puerto Rican water utility, Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, or AAA, distribute water from a well at the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site, which was listed in 2016 as part of the federal Superfund program for hazardous waste cleanup.
Residents…filled small bottles from a hose and piled them in their vehicles. Large trucks with cylindrical tanks on their backs carried the water to people elsewhere. Some of the trucks carried the name of the municipality of Dorado. Others simply were labeled with the words ‘Agua Potable,’ Spanish for potable water.”
“The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday [10/11/2017] not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.
‘There are reports of residents obtaining, or trying to obtain, drinking water from wells at hazardous waste Superfund sites in Puerto Rico,’ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a release.”
“Superfund sites are areas contaminated by hazardous industrial waste that have been identified by the EPA as candidates for a federal clean-up program.
The EPA advised against ‘tampering with sealed and locked wells or drinking from these wells, as it may be dangerous to people's health.’ …
Toxic waste is not the only drinking water worry in Puerto Rico. The agency said raw sewage continues to be released into waterways and is expected to continue until repairs can be made and power is restored. The EPA advised people to boil water from rivers and streams for one minute, or disinfect it with bleach.”
This post contains a 3-minute news report about this situation:
From this video, “If I don’t drink water, I’m gonna die. I might as well drink this water.”
From a Sunday, 10/15/17 news report, “ Rep. Bennie Thompson, the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, wrote a letter to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke asking for the investigation. Thompson, from Mississippi, said he wanted to know whether she was aware Americans there are drinking water from possibly contaminated sources.
‘Reports of Puerto Ricans waiting hours to receive potentially contaminated water that could have long-term health consequences is beyond disturbing,’ Thompson said Saturday. ‘That it happened on days after EPA warned the people of Puerto Rico to refrain from breaking into Superfund sites to access water suggests a troubling breakdown in coordination among the federal entities playing a role in federal disaster response activities. ‘
The EPA had told CNN it was planning to do testing on wells around the Dorado site this weekend.”
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.
Have a great weekend!