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Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Esters: The Secret of Natural and Synthetic Fragrances
Middle schoolers investigate esters, make an ester and detect esters in natural foods and plants. For this esters lesson plan, students detect smells of hidden objects, produce an ester using peas, brown sugar and apple and demonstrate...
6th - 8th Science
Preparation of Artificial Flavorings and Fragrances
Students prepare artificial flavorings and fragrances. In this esters instructional activity, students combine an acid and an alcohol of choice to make an ester. Water is released and they produce an artificial flavoring or fragrance....
9th - 12th Science
Condensation Polymerization: Preparation of Two Types of Polyesters
College-level or AP chemists use phthalic anhydride to synthesize two different polyesters, one linear and one cross-linked in structure. A detailed materials list and well-written procedures are provided on a lab sheet. Learners write...
11th - Higher Ed Science
IUPAC Rules for Naming Compounds with Functional Groups
In this naming compounds with functional groups activity, students read about using the IUPAC rules for naming these compounds and they draw structures for 3 -carbon, 2-carbon and 4-carbon molecules and give the names for each.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Manure Happens: Managing Nutrients in Livestock Manure
You might not think manure is fodder for practical math applications, but it is! Among other approaches in a diverse resource, your class explores the chemistry of manure via the scientific method (though supporting materials for this...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Real-World Projects: Challenges from the Polymer Industry
Two scenarios are presented for chemistry detectives to decipher. Both require the use of an infrared spectrometer and focus on the examination of polymer materials. In the first, lumps in polyethylene bottles are analyzed. In the...
9th - 12th Science