How to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

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Did you know that at any one moment in the United States, millions of dollars in circulation could actually be fake? Build commerce and chemistry acumen, and discover the tools needed to spot counterfeit currency.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As an extension assignment, have pupils research the origin and evolution of bills as currency in the United States, or the ways in which counterfeit currency can affect the national economy
Classroom Considerations

  • Students would benefit from having knowledge of molecules and polymer structures before viewing
Pros

  • Also reviews the chemistry of the compounds found in bills
  • Customize the online assessment, additional resources, and discussion
Cons

  • None