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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 are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Esters: The Secret of Natural and Synthetic Fragrances
Students investigate esters, make an ester and detect esters in natural foods and plants. In this esters lesson plan, students detect smells of hidden objects, produce an ester using peas, brown sugar and apple and demonstrate how to make a synthetic ester in the lab.
6th - 8th Science
Properties of Useful Carbon Compounds
Nine action-packed organic chemistry exercises are contained in this mini-unit on carbon containing compounds. Examples include constructing models of alkanes, producing aromatic esters, and preparing pigments for paint and dyes. Chemistry scholars learn to write molecular formulas and draw structures for carbon compounds.
10th - 12th Science
Preparation of Artificial Flavorings and Fragrances
High schoolers prepare artificial flavorings and fragrances. For this esters lesson, students combine an acid and an alcohol of choice to make an ester. Water is released and they produce an artificial flavoring or fragrance. They answer 4 questions about the ester they produced.
9th - 12th Science
Lesson 11: Esters
Esters are the organic compounds that make the flavors in fruit. Chemguy explains the chemical reaction that creates an ester, how to name them, and how to draw their structures. This brief introduction can be embedded into your PowerPoint or Smart Board presentation or assigned as part of your chemistry class homework.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
Functional Groups ~ What is the Family Name?
These 37 slides start with definitions of six types of functional groups, their molecular structure, and multiple examples or each. During the rest of the presentation, organic chemistry learners are given an opportunity to practice identifying compounds based on molecular diagrams.
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 out the chemical equations for the reactions that occur.
11th - Higher Ed Science
Organic Chemistry II Exam 4
In this chemistry worksheet, students write the structures for the compounds listed at the top of the sheet. Then they name the compounds whose structures are illustrated. Students also write the mechanism for the reaction of methyl alcohol with propanol chloride to produce an ester.
12th - Higher Ed Science
IUPAC Rules for Naming Compounds with Functional Groups
In this naming compounds with functional groups instructional 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
Organic Chemistry Review
In this organic chemistry review activity, students answer 10 questions about different organic molecules. They draw structures, they name structures, they draw polymers, they identify the type of isomer given molecules are and they identify functional groups.
10th - 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 part of the lesson are thin).
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed