Lifestyle Chemistry

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My name is Bond, Hydrogen Bond. Written for distance scholars working on chemistry at the high school level, the lesson includes eight weeks worth of material divided into six parts: substances you use, mixing it up, your skin, what's growing on your skin, dissolve it, and good medicine. Each part includes hands-on activities, research, and analysis. The final project is an inquiry-based experiment combining the concepts of colloids, solutions, and suspensions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a dermatologist speak to your class, or have each pupil interview a dermatologist if you are teaching the lesson as a distance course
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware of any allergies
  • Examples of the topics covered include beer foam, heroin, and contraceptives 
  • The lesson is written in Australian English, so some words may need to be explained to learners of other nationalities, (e.g. turps, Brasso, and lollies)
  • One activity requires observing an outside body of still water
Pros

  • Geared toward a student audience, making distance learning easier
  • Includes an answer key
Cons

  • Web page for audio files is no longer working
Common Core