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10 Easy Steps to Biodiesel
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Experiment - Manual/Handbook - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Using the FuelMeister system is one way to produce larger amounts of biodiesel fuel for small scale consumption.
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30 Priority Chemicals
Type: Checklist
Summary: EPA's National Waste Minimization Partnership Program focuses on reducing or eliminating the generation of hazardous waste containing any of 30 Waste Minimization Priority Chemicals. These chemicals are found in hazardous waste and are documented contaminants...
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A Small Dose of Toxicology
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This interactive poster presents the health effects of common chemicals that includes toxic agents such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, pesticides, lead, mercury, arsenic, metals, solvents and animal plant toxins. It includes a glossary, powerpoints and intera...
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A Small Dose of Toxicology Book
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Author: Steven Gilbert, Ph.D, DABT, ISBN:0415311683 280 pages This is a professional and technical book for the layman that is a user-friendly resource on toxicology of common chemicals including alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, heavy metals, solvents and r...
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A Whiff of Danger
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: A Whiff of Danger, reviews common chemistry and biochemistry concepts by exploring real data related to the article, A Whiff of Danger Synthetic Musks Encourage Toxic Bioaccumulation.
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ABC's of Healthy Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: This is brief brochure provides suggestions for creating a voice for children and creating healthy school environments.
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Acid (and Base) Rainbows
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Students are introduced to the differences between acids and bases and how to use indicators, such as pH paper and red cabbage juice, to distinguish between them. This lesson is aligned to Colorado educational standards.
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Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Nonfiction

Author William M. Nelson

ISBN 0-8412-3828-6

Explore how environmentally friendly chemistry can be applied to agriculture is the subject of a new book edited by Dr. William Nelson of the Illinois Waste Management and Researc...

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Artist Beware: The Hazards In Working With All Art And Craft Materials And The Precautions Every Artist And Photographer Should Take
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

Authors, McCann, Michael, PhD, CIH

ISBN 1-59228-592-9

Dr. McCann presents a comprehensive manual on the hards of working with all art and craft materials and the precautions every artist and craftsperso...

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Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

AuthorsRossol, Monona.

ISBN 1581152043

Monona Rossol provides a comprehenshive guidebook on raw materials used by artists, their reglations, associated risks, and precautions for individual media incud...

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Ask NSDL
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Web site
Summary: The Virtual Reference Desk Presents Ask an Expert with opportunities to ask questions on many science topics as well as math, education, engineering, health, social studies and technology. They also offer a link for Earth Day Resources.
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Atom Efficiency PowerPoint Presentation
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A 23-page PowerPoint presentation on Atom efficiency and green chemistry principles, "synthetic methods should be designed to maximise the incorporation of all materials used in the process into the final product."
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ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) Glossary of Terms
Type: Glossary - Language Options
Summary: This glossary of toxic substance terms is available in English and in Spanish.
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ATSDR (Agengy for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Language Options - List - Web site
Summary: ATSDR Activities in Illinois are only a portion of the valuable information provided at this website. A glossary, an alphabatized index, news, feature articles,tox FAQ's, toxicological profiles, CERCLS Priority lists of harzardous substances and minimal risk l...
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Battery Lesson Plan
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Students will use their science, mathematics, history, economics, chemistry and language arts skills while participating in interactive experiments and activities. The activities demonstrate how batteries work and they explore different types of batteries, ex...
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Best of WonderScience (The), Over 200/400 Hands on Elementary Science Activities (Volumes I & 2)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book

AuthorsAmerican Institute of Physics,American Mathematical Society, American Chemical Society

ISBN0534590314

More than 400 hands-on activities for grades K-8 with descriptions, illustrations and t...

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Biochemical Toxicology of Insecticides: The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is intended primarily for use in an upper level undergraduate course in biochemical toxicology although it may also be applicable to upper level courses in biochemistry, environmental science, and biology. It is assumed that the students have ha...
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Biodiesel recipe
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: Nicely done, live links full explain the process of making biodiesel, complete with links to definitions of each aspect, picture and drawings that help illustrate concepts and steps.
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Biodiesel Using Renewable Resources
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment examines ways to use renewable resources to replace nonrenewable starting materials and it examines characteristic properties of matter.
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Biosphere in a Bottle
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Directions for creating a small habitat in a bottle.
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Bytesize Science
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Podcast
Summary: Bytesize Science is an educational, entertaining podcast for young listeners. Bytesize Science translates cutting-edge scientific discoveries from ACS' 36 peer-reviewed journals into stories for young listeners. New installments of Bytesize Science are posted...
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Chemical Management Resource Guide for School Administrators
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Manual/Handbook - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This practical guide (and video) can help your school reduce the use of dangerous chemicals and install safer chemical management practices. It is aimed especially at helping school administrators to set policies that protect against dangerous chemical exposur...
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Chemicals, Choosing Wisely (Environmental Action)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment
Summary: Non-fiction

Author, Leslie Crawford

ISBN 0201495341

Students learn how to act responsibly concerning the environment by studying the consequences of their decisions. This book helps answer the needs for materials that stress personal re...

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Chemicals: What's in? What's out?
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Experiment
Summary: Science Scope, a publication with NSTA provides an articlein their "Scope on Safety" column of the November/December 2004 publication. They list chemicals often found (both good and bad) in middle level classrooms. They further recommend using the "first lin...
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Chemistry Jeopardy
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials
Summary: Non-fiction, classroom activity

AuthorBrian Pressley

ISBN0-8251-4342-X

The format of Chemistry Jeopardy is similar to the television show. The questions are classified by topic and then by both section and category. Rules are provi...

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Chemistry Keeps Us Clean
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Soap stories, water activities, bubblology and activities, and soap experiments complete this tightly packed 12-page pdf.
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Chemistry of everyday life
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A medium level chemistry glossary complete with audio pronounciations of the terms. Additionally, you can obtaini nformation on common chemical compounds, access an incredible wealth of slides for a broad range of chemistry topics (i.e. properties of matter i...
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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Holiday
Summary: The Unifying Event for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2005 is Kite Flying. Lessons and activities available for teachers include the chemistry of air quality, acid rain, and ozone. Each year has a different theme.
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chmoogle, searching the world's chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: An online tool allows students to draw chemicals and molecules, they can draw the structure, substructure, exact molecule, and saerch for information on the chemical.
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Clock Reaction Presentation
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Powerpoint for green chemistry version of timed clock reaction.
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Composting in Schools
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Case Study - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This site is provided by the Cornell Waste Management Institute and Cornell University. Cornell Composting privides scientific inquiry for high school students as well as instructions for observing compost invertegrates and microorganisms, ideas for student...
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Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, A
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction, Reference

Authors, Ruth Winter, M.S.

ISBN 1-4000-5233-5

This author identifies cosmetic ingredients (direct and indirect) that are found in most cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, both the harmful and desirable incredie...

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Cosmetic Products and Ingredients
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Cosmetic Products and Ingregients offers a link to warnings, contents and special features for teens using cosmetics. Some resources are in Spanish.
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Critter Chemistry
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Nature is all about chemistry. This collection of articles provides valuable insight into the animal kingdom and some of the chemical features of these wonderful creatures. For example, what is special about the feat of gecko feet that allows them to hang o...
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Determination of Moles of Copper and Iron in Reaction
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment
Summary: This is the classic iron nails activity with a slightly different twist. Instead of using excess chemicals that produce large quantities of toxic ions, a greener process is offered. The activity requires three lab sessions (over 3 days). The objectives are t...
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Eco-fun: Great projects, experiments and games for a greener earth
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book

AuthorsSuzuki, David and Kathy Vanderlinden

ISBN1-55054-823-9

A table of contents, index and glossary make this 125-page book easy to use. Categories include air, water, soil, energy and fauna and...

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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This user-friendly manual is organized into typical school departments (administration, academic, facilities operation and maintenance, grounds, custodial, transportation, nursing and printing. Within each “unit” are the various programs. Within facilities ope...
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Environmental Virtual Campus
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this virtual campus uses an engaging, intuitive format to highlight potential environmental issues at nine campus areas, and provides compliance information and good management practices on a number...
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Glue From Milk! A Sticky solution
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment examines how chemical reaction can change into a new product and how renewable resources can be used in our everyday lives.
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Green Module: TAML Oxidant Activators Green Bleaching Agents for Paper Manufacturing
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is a inorganic course designed to be used during a discussion of paper production or an advanced inroganic course describing oxidizing agents or the effect of substituents on organometallic redoc reactions. The module contains notes to instructor...
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Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Database - Web site
Summary: As an extension of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's effort to reduce the generation of hazardous wastes and potential workplace exposures in their research and academic laboratories and to provide a pollution prevention tool for the broader resea...
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Green Chemicals Alternative Wizard
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Web site
Summary: The Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard is a web-based tool. The wizard is a guided process that allows the user to search from a select list of solvents commonly used in the laboratory, and the associated process. The Wizard identifies less hazardou...
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Green Chemistry Experiments
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Green Chemistry is in part the practice of using chemicals with less hazardous characteristics. Tennessee offers several lessons (Properties of Acids and Bases, Ionic and Covalent Bonds, and Polarity of Slime and Silly Putty. Student and teacher resources are...
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Green Chemistry Stopping Pollution Before It Starts
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Article on the Benefits of Green Chemistry from ChemMatters, April 2003. This is available as a PDF.
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Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home Nonfiction

AuthorsLinda Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin

ISBN 1595910042 There is a revolution going on in America-a green revolution. The latest front is the ho...

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Green Module for Biochemistry: A New Chemical Family of Insecticides Exemplified by CONFIRM Selective Caterpillar Control Agent
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: The topic of green chemistry could be incorporated into a traditional biochemistry class quite easily without requiring a large amount of class time. Most biochemistry classes include a discussion of enzyme mechanisms and kinetics. One could use acetylchol...
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Green Module for Chemical Toxicology: Biochemical Toxicology of Insecticides The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is intended primarily for use in an upper level undergraduate course in biochemical toxicology although it may also be applicable to upper level courses in biochemistry, environmental science, and biology. It is assumed that the students have had...
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Green Module for Environmental Chemistry: Antifoulants
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is primarily adapted for use in an Environmental Chemistry course. In addition this module may also be of interest in Freshman Chemistry (half-life, solubility and concentration units), Biochemistry (biodegradation) and Toxicology (acute toxicity,...
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Green Module for General Chemistry: Design and Application of Surfactants for Carbon Dioxide
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module would be suitable for use in a general chemistry course during discussions of phase diagrams, supercritical fluids, and molecular polarity. Since most general chemistry texts contain a discussion of surfactants, the module can serve as a supplemen...
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Green Module for Industrial Chemistry: Petretec-Dupont's Technology for Polyester Regeneration
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module has been written primarily for use in an industrial chemistry course during a discussion of the petrochemical industry. A preparation for the discussion of Dupont’s Petretec technology, the module covers the areas of fossil fuel reserves, distribut...
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Green Module for Organic Chemistry: Atom Economy A measure of the Efficiency of a Reaction
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module has been written primarily for use in the two semester organic chemistry sequence (both lecture and laboratory) traditionally encountered by students in the sophomore year. The module uses examples of organic reactions and syntheses to illustrate...
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Green Solvents for Chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-fiction,

AuthorsNelson, William M

ISBN019515736-2

This is an introduction and reference book to Green Chemistry designed for both the university level instructor or industry. Chapters include philosophy of green chemistry, chemic...

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Greener Educational Materials for Chemists
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Database - Experiment - Web site
Summary: The database is designed as a comprehensive resource of education materials including laboratory exercises, lecture materials, course syllabi and multimedia content that illustrate chemical concepts important for green chemistry. Each entry includes a descript...
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Greening School Lesson Plan Format (PDF)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Lesson plans are beginning to appear in the Greening School's Resource list for teachers. Formal lessons will use this format. If you have lessons to submit that meet the greening principles, if they address chemistry, biology, geology, other sciences or art...
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Greening School Presentation (Overview)
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Learn about the Greening Schools project from Illinois EPA and Waste Management and Research Center in this introductory powerpoint presentation.
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Greening Schools Presentation (Brief)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Introductory presentation for Safe Chemicals in Education workshops and for the need to remove hazardous materials from schools.
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Guidance on Chemical Management in Schools
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - List
Summary: This includes Recommended procedure for conducting an inventory; List of common hazards and guidelines for handling hazardous materials; Self-assessment tool for determining compliance with the Rules and Regulations Governing Schools in the State of Colorado;...
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Household Chemicals and Alternatives
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: This list provides information on alternatives to household chemicals and cleaning recommendations as well as links to appropriate material safety data sheets and books, printed curricula and learning standards.
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Household Products Database
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Database - Web site
Summary: Searchable database of products, ingredients, and material safety data sheets for auto products, inside the home, pesticides, landscape/yard, personal care/use, home maintenance, arts & crafts and pet care.
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How to make biodiesel
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Description of the "simple" process of making biodiesel fuel.
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IAQ Tools for Schools Kit - Ventilation Checklist
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist
Summary: Checklists for administration, building maintenance, food service, health officer, integrated pest managmenet, renovation and repairs, school officials, teacher's classroom, ventilation, walk though inspection, and waste management are all available from this...
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IDEM Air Quality Environmental Education Lesson
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary - Web site
Summary: These lessons provide teacher preparation, presenter preparations, lessons and activities, extensions, standards, glossary of air quality and air pollution terms and additional resources. These are designed for K-3 and 4-6.
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If Mixing is Urgent--Try Detergent!
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Experiment
Summary: This experiment allows students to use detergents to help mix oil and water.
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Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Teacher's Classroom Checklist
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - List - Web site
Summary: General cleanliness, animals in the classroom, drain traps, moisture, thermal comfort, ventilation and fans, art and science supplies, industrial and vocational education supplies and the locker room are all addressed.
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Introduction to Green Chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options
Summary: Historical and reasons behind the implementation of Green Chemistry and legislative activities are offered in this introduction. The 12 principles of Green Chemistry and a variety of beneficial links are provided.
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Introductory Readings in Green Chemistry
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Bibliographic resource of carefully selected articles on Green Chemistry with overviews, benefits, safer starting materials, using renewable resources, finding safer solvens, and reusing or recycling produts and waste.
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Investigating Air: Organizing, Analyzing, and Interpreting Information about the Quality of Air
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-Fiction, Lessons

Authors, NSTA

ISBN 0-87255-173-7

This book is full of lesson plans and background information that provide investigations, which lead students to the answers to questions such as what is air made of, how does a...

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Is Organic Food Worth the Extra Cost?
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students calculate the amount of pesticide residue in selected foods for two pesticides and determine if these levels are safe. Then they read an article about a research study looking for metabolites of these pesticides in children. Finally, they use this i...
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It's Elemental: The Periodic Table
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Interactive periodic tables allows visitors to select an element and learn about specific properties and behaviors of each as well as the structure.
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Kids and Chemicals Facts and Laws
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This lesson is designed so students are able to identify some of the synthetic chemicals they have contact with during their days; so they can consider the affects that toxic chemicals have on people; that they can reflect upon alternatives to toxic home-use p...
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Kid's Corner pH Scale
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: A nice graphic for teachers to use when introducing pH concepts to students. This is part of a collection of lessons from Environment Canada on acid rain.
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Laboratory Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide explains how you can minimize the hazardous wastes and other chemical pollution generated by experiments that are performed in classroom laboratories. It is intended for middle school, high school, and college science teachers. Specifically, this gu...
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Lead and Mercury: Comparing Two Environmental Evils
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: In this media-based lesson, upper level high school students will analyze the physical, chemical and health risk similarities between lead and mercury. Then they assemble information about the presence of lead in chocolate and mercury in fish, along with the...
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Lifecycle Summary of Biodiesel
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The lifecycle summary of biodeiesel, comparative findings for a comprehensive "cradle to grave" inventory of materials used.
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Lipstick
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Experiment
Summary: Lipstick contains oil-wax bases and coloring agents, dyes and pigments. This activity shows how to make lip gloss from crayons.
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Make Your Own Biodiesel
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Learn how to make biodisel, learn how to titrate, mix and conduct various steps through the process. Available in Spanish and Japanese.
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Make Your Own Cosmetics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: While this is a commercial site, it also provides instructions on the ingredients found in most cosmetics, what provides glitter colors, where do the inorganic colors (pigments) come from, what are emollients, and more.
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Makeup Science
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Historical perspective of makeup is combine with current techniques and testing processes to provide a basic understanding of makeup chemistry.
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Mercury and Schools
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Mercury and schools is a risky combination! A packet of nine new brochures has been developed to help school personnel identify mercury sources and reduce or remove the risk of a mercury spill. Mercury may be found in many different places throughout a school,...
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Mercury in Schools and Communities
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: NEWMOA provides a list of fact sheets, case studies, administrator and teacher information, list of mercury devices frequently found in science labs, and mercury-exchange suggestions.
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Mercury-Free Alternatives for Schools
Summary: The purpose of this fact sheet is to help schools identify and find alternatives to mercury and other hazardous materials that may be present in school facilities. It focuses primarily on mercury compounds and mercury-containing equipment used in curriculum a...
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Methanol
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: Nicely done, with live links tht fully explain methanol, complete with links to definitions of each aspect, picture and drawings that help illustrate concepts and steps.
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MSDS
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: An easy-to-use format for locating your MSDS's using either keywords or searching alphabetically. These have been written and developed for use by science instructors teaching grades 6 through 12 and community colleges.
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MSDS for Ceramics (Art Department)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: Products generally used in ceramics are identified with links to appropriate MSDS information.
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MSDS Databases
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Use this tool to conduct a search on MSDS information for anything from cleaning supplies, pesticides, to chemicals and art supplies used in the classroom.
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MSDS FAQ's
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: The table of contents includes What is a Material Safety Data Sheet, Who are MSDS's for, What does an MSDS look like, Are there any tutorials that explain how to read an MSDS. Where can I get MSDS's. In addition to an introduction, regulations links are provi...
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MSDS Resources for Photography (Art Department)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: Products generally used in photography are identified with links to appropriate MSDS information.
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MSDS, Biodiesel Equipment, and Processors
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for biodiesel, glycerol, methanol, ethanol, sodium hudroxide, potassium hudroxide, sulfuric acid and phenolphthalein are available as well as some other helpful biodiesel fact sheets and information.
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National Chemistry Week
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Experiment - Science Fair Projects - Web site
Summary: Lengthy lists of experiments are offered for grades 1-3, 4-6, and junior/senior high school students. These are provided by Canadian educators. If you scroll across the top bar you can select different themes from previous years. For each year you will have...
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Need to Conserve Energy (The)
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment will compare the environmental costs of heating and measure reaction time and discuss the relationship to the reaction rate.
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Now You See it, Now You Don't
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5 and can be used for both science and math with english extensions. Students will classify organic and inorganic objects, perform a mini-compost experiment, record observations, compare and contrast decomposition rates for...
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Old Nassau Demonstration (using mercury)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment - Holiday
Summary: This experiment provides instructions for the Halloween Demonstration, or "Old Nassau" Demonstration that uses Mercury. The preferred and refined version that uses silver nitrate is provided at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Issues/2004/Oct/PlusSub/V81N...
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Old Nassau Demonstration (using mercury)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment - Holiday
Summary: This experiment provides instructions for the Halloween Demonstration, or "Old Nassau" Demonstration that uses Mercury. The preferred and refined version that uses silver nitrate is provided at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Issues/2004/Oct/PlusSub/V81N...
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Old Nassau Demonstration with Wilkinson Modification (no mercury)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment - Holiday
Summary: The Old Nassau Demonstration (also referred to as the Halloween Demonstration) is a clock-type reaction that dramatically turns orange,then black. This popular reaction is not allowed in many schools using mercury, however, the Wilkinson Modification offers a...
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Old Nassau Demonstration with Wilkinson Modification (no mercury)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment - Holiday
Summary: The Old Nassau Demonstration (also referred to as the Halloween Demonstration) is a clock-type reaction that dramatically turns orange,then black. This popular reaction is not allowed in many schools using mercury, however, the Wilkinson Modification offers a...
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On the Trail of the Missing Ozone
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This book provides an introduciton into why we need the ozone layer, the causes of ozone depletion and some actions to correct the problem. It is available in several formats including text and pdf. Links within the text illustrate definitions.
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OSHA Eye and Fact Protection (PPE)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Safety goggles are intended to proect the eyes and this site helps clarify the requirements and matches the task to the protection equipment.
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Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act (1993)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Glossary - List - Web site
Summary: Included at this site is a list of Common Air Pollutants, a Glossary, suggestions for Consumer Products, technology used for cleaning up air pollution and regulation information.
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Pollution Prevention Management in the Arts, Art & Theatre
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Guidelines from US EPA for best management practces for colleges and art education.
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Pollution Prevention Measures for Safer School Laboratories
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Hands-on activities are an essential part of school science. Activities conducted in school laboratories are important if students are to learn the processes of science and have direct experiences that capture their interest and maintain their motivation. A sc...
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Product Life Cycle Analysis
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Using a tennis shoe, students will have an opportunity to become aware that the products they buy have an impact on the environment beyond that of the disposal of the waste.
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Real World Cases in Green Chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Lessons and experiments

AuthorAmerican Chemical Society Staff

ISBN0-8412-3733-6

AbstractThis book provides examples of Green Chemistry projects that have either received or have been nominated for Green Chemistry awards. Each has...

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Rehab the Lab
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Web site
Summary: Lesson plans with teacher editions and student worksheets, lists of undesirable chemicals, references and much more makes this a valuable site for planning Green Chemistry units.
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Release the Grease
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: This science activity students test whether water or laundry detergent is better at cleaning a colorful greasy substance like lipstick. Next time, you wont be stuck when you need to unstick lipstick.
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Release the Grease!
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This is an activity that uses common, everyday products to explore the properties of soap.
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Research and Educational Laboratory Waste Reduction
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This fact sheet addresses waste reduction in research and educational laboratories. Included are examples of better operating/management practices and procedural or institutional policies that result in waste reduction. (PDF format; Length: 6 pages)
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Safe Chemicals in Education: Green Chemistry Workshop Presentation
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of six Green Chemistry principles as introduced in the IEPA/IWMRC Safe Chemicals in Education workshops.
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School Chemical Cleanout Campaign Inventory Procedures & Spreadsheet
Grade Level: High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Database
Summary: Inventory procedures and an excel spreadsheet from Tennessee are examples of chemical management and pollution preventions efforts from schools in other states.
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School Chemical Cleanout Campaign Power Point Presentation
Grade Level: High School
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This power point identifies the goals of Tennessee's Pollution Prevention program in schools and their goals for chemical management.
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School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This safety guide includes teacher responsibilities, safety do's and don't for students, chemical hygiene plan, material safety data sheet information, purchasing chemicals, chemical tracking systems, chemical containers and labeling, storing chemicals, and mu...
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Science and Safety: It's Elementary Calendar
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - List
Summary: Using a calendar format science safety guidelines are provided for elementary teachers. These include glassware, chemical, and electrical precautions; common laboratory operating procedures (regulated and general safety rule and classroom management tips); pr...
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Soapmaking
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This activity offers a simple experiment for making soap and provides a simple organic chemistry reaction.
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Soaps, Solvents and Cleaning: A slippery problem
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry this experiment examines the effects of surfactants on solvents, discusses ways to make cleaning agents environmentally friendly and the role crystallization plays in cleaning?
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Soybean Methyl Ester Formula and Molecular Weight
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Average molecular weight of soybean oil methyl esters fo reach of the component esters.
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Stained Glass Glue
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Many artists spend time making their own materials to create a work of art that is unique to them. They may be looking for a certain texture, color, interaction with light, or special ability to be molded, bent, twisted or carved in a certain way. Creating the...
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Talking Trash Solid Wastes
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment analyzes the trends in the generation and reclamation of solid wastes within the United States over time and it evaluates reasons for making wastes.
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Testing for Chemicals in Soils
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Use sight, touch and chemical test kit to evaluate and classify soil types.
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Tox Town
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Database - Language Options - Web site
Summary: Tox Town is an interactive game that provides suggestions as to where toxic chemicals can be found in our daily lives, non-technical descriptions of chemicals, links and other resources. Tox Town uses color, graphics and creative ways in which middle school a...
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ToxFAQs for Mercury
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury. For more information, you may call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health eff...
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Toxic Tic-Tac-Toe
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students read an article about neurotoxicants in the environment and their effects on children. Then they assess what they have learned about the health effects, standards, and sources of these neurotoxicants by playing Toxic Tic-Tac-Toe. The link to the May...
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Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Experiment - List
Summary: Twelve of the guiding principles for Green Chemistry are available as a one-pade PDF.
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Universal Urge for Adornment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary:
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Using Chemistry to Treat Lead Poisoning
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: The EHP Online lessons provide students lessons that are based upon actual articles. The EHP summary for this lesson is as follows "students read the article Challenging Assumptions about Lead and IQ: Effects Increase, Not Decrease in Older Children" and cond...
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Vitamin C Clock Reaction
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: The Vitamin C Clock Reaction lesson uses Green Chemistry principles to measure reaction time and discuss its relationship to reaction rates; examines the effect of concentration on reaction times/rates; and examines the effect of temperature on reaction time/...
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Waste and Tinker Toys Atom Economy
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This is an experiment using Green Chemistry principles that explores the idea of atom economy, or avoiding wastes by incorporating as much of the starting materials into the desired product as possible; relates the Law of Conservation of Matter to the idea of...
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What Color Is Your Waste
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This lesson examines the principles of Green Chemistry through an activity on accessing commonly used and environmentally packaging.This activity can be used as a demonstration for middle school students or as a lab exercise for high school students. It can a...
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What Should You Know About Chemicals in Your Cosmetics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: You slather, spray, and paint them on and rub them in. Cosmetics are so much a part of your daily regimen that you probably never think twice about them. If they're on store shelves, it seems reasonable to figure that they're safe to use, despite those unprono...
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What's That Stuff
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: What is really in items that we use every day. A collection of articles from Chemical Engineering News magazines provides insight on a variety of products including kitty litter, Jell-o, erasers, sunscreens, fireworks, and much more.
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Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: Glossary, software, suppliers, fun stuff (games), quizzes, book resources and more can be identified along with MSDS search assistance.
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WonderNet Your Science Place in Cyberspace
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: View all of the topics avaiable online from WonderNet. These include calcium,chemical reactions, chemistry and art, earth's atmosphere, magnets, polymers and much more.
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World Water Monitoring Day
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - School Projects
Summary: Teachers can register to participate and obtain kits for the October 18 World Water MonitoringDay 2004. Additionally, a WWMD summary for 2003 is available. From September 18 to October 18, citizens throughout the world community will have an opportunity to m...
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