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Holes and goals


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Holes and goals

  1. 1. Introduction to Environmental Chemistry<br />Christine Chadwick<br />
  2. 2. Essential Questions<br />How are humans impacting the essential cycles that occur in nature? <br />Are green products really better for the environment? <br />What can be done to educate the community about contaminating water?<br />How is over population impacting the chemicals being put into the environment? <br />
  3. 3. Enduring Understandings<br />The chemicals that humans use in everyday life are increasing certain chemical compounds that negatively impact different natural cycles.<br />Some Green products are better for the environment, but others just claim to be Green.<br />People need to understand that simple everyday actions lead to ground water contamination, such as medication<br />The higher density of population in developing countries causes there to be more toxic chemicals used and exposed to the environment, such as in cleaning products.<br />
  4. 4. Student Goals<br />SWBAT present a persuasive argument for or against the use everyday chemicals.<br />SWBAT discuss how over population is impacting the amounts of certain chemical in the environment.<br />SWBAT identify important natural chemical reactions and cycles.<br />SWBAT create a method to educate the community about contaminating water.<br />
  5. 5. Cleaning Product Labels<br />Pop quiz made by Ms. Laura Swann<br />Four different ingredient lists from different green and non-green products.<br />I had to label each as green or non-green.<br />Grade: 75%<br />
  6. 6. Water Cycle Haiku’s<br />10 Haiku’s about the different parts of the water cycle<br />Benefits: Students can make their own Haiku’s for other natural cycles<br />Example? Sure!<br />
  7. 7. Green vs. Non-green Detergent<br />Inquiry Lab Experiment!<br />Results: Green was better, but it was not obvious at first.<br />This is an exemplar for students to do their own inquiry lab.<br />
  8. 8. Over Population Pamphlet <br />The pamphlet covers general information on overpopulation<br />These are exemplars for students to see how you can present information to the public.<br />Student project: Educate the community about water contamination.<br />
  9. 9. Favorite Resources<br />How Everyday Products Make People Sick<br />Blanc, P. D. (2007). How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace. Berkeley: University of California Press<br />Elements of Environmental Chemistry<br />Hites, R.A. (2007). Elements of Environmental Chemistry. Hoboken: Wiley-Interscience<br /> How green are eco-friendly cleaning products?<br />Kotler, S. (2008, January 3). How green are eco-friendly cleaning products? Fox News. Retrieved from,2933,318832,00.html<br />
  10. 10. Next Steps!<br />Becoming more green at home and in the classroom.<br />Student designed green chemistry inquiry lab experiments.<br />Bringing the main ideas into the classroom throughout the year.<br />