The book Chemistry on a Budget contains inexpensive chemistry labs that could be useful in your classroom. You can buy this lab book for $23 at amazon.com or lulu.com. Check it out!
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 a single two-sided handout.
It will take a week or so to get to you.
*Some of you have already purchased my lab book – be sure to check out Page 141 !
“Bill Nye’s Global Meltdown” on National Geographic’s Explorer (2015) is a 45 minute examination of global climate change.
Bill Nye discusses issues of climate change while undergoing therapy with the 'Dr.' Arnold Schwarzenegger -- with some cute references to his movies.
This movie uses the 5 stages of grief as a framework:
And one more is added:
You can view the video online:
The DVD contains Special Features including “5 Things You Need to Know About Climate Change” and a “Bill Nye Q&A”.
Here is the National Geographic webpage:
I had difficulty viewing the video at this site.
Global Climate Change is an issue your students will be dealing with in some way most of their lives. Climate change could impact them various ways such as:
1. increased living costs
2. disaster such as fire or flood
3. new technologies
4. voting about the choices our government makes to deal with global climate change
Because this movie is only 45 minutes, it can be handy for sub-plans. To keep students on task, they can be required to report 2 facts for each of 5 “stages of grief” reported (2 x 5 = 10) and a bonus fact for the additional 6th.
*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.
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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.
Happy July 4th!