A Green Precipitation Reaction

In this lab, students will understand common chemistry concepts and vocabulary through a hands-on lab. Calculations involve solving limiting reactant, percent yield and percent composition problems. Students will understand how to interpret the data they gather both quantitatively and qualitatively. In addition, they will learn what the goals of the Green Chemistry Program are.


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Sorption of Water Pollutants

Through this project, students will learn that certain materials can sorb (“attach”) pollutants from water and understand the basics of sorption processes. Lab also introduces how some affordable materials that we use (and dispose) in our everyday lives can be used for this purpose.


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Final Visual Project

Students should tie together multiple aspects of this lab curriculum into a final visual project, to practice communicating science. This is an open-ended project that students should base off the previous labs.

Standards Met:
HS-PS2-1. Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims or determine an optimal design solution. (Science and Engineering Practices)
HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information (e.g. about the process of development and the design and performance of a proposed process or system) in multiple formats (including orally, graphically, textually, and mathematically). (Science and Engineering Practices)


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