How Much Water Can Kill You?

Can water really poison you? An episode of the ACS Reaction series verifies that water can be toxic in large amounts. In fact, this is the main idea of the lesson: all elements are toxic at the right dose. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research different types of poisons and their effects on the body
  • Create a list of the different elements mentioned in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Makes reference to the periodic table

  • Includes a connection to historical events
  • Uses entertaining images to hold viewers' attention

  • None