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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In April, 2016, a short film was released titled “From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City”, time of 23 minutes . Because this movie is only 23 minutes, you may want to complete an activity during the remaining class time.
If you have Internet access in your classroom, your students could complete research during the remaining time; or, your class could have a discussion/small group discussions about the movie.
You may want your students to record 3 observations from the movie that they later share.
This movie may already be available in your school library or library system. I report about it now if you want to show it before Thanksgiving or the holiday break. The days before the holiday, students may be absent because their family is travelling, or they may distracted by upcoming holiday events.
As of this posting, this movie is not available in full on the Internet.
The Social Studies department may be using this film to discuss the activist aspects of the situation. You may want to (a) check to see if they are using it and (b) coordinate with those teachers about the public health issues. Oh, and check with your Biology or Health teachers to see if they are using it.
This is an important topic and this film shows the reality of the situation and what organizations are responding. It is worth it for you, the teacher, to watch this, even if you don’t show it in your class.
Past posts about the Flint Water Crisis include:
10/08/2015 Current Event - Contaminated Drinking
Water [in Flint, Michigan]
12/17/2015 Current Event -- Lead Poisoning [in
Flint, Michigan - follow-up]
12/23/2016 Criminal Charges in Flint, Michigan
*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.
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