Solution and Concentration: What Is in the Air I'm Breathing?

What makes air fresh or not so fresh? The solution is solution chemistry! Explore homogeneous mixtures with a video from the JFR Science series. The narrator explains a variety of solution terms, how to classify solutions, and how people use this information in common measurements like air quality.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to bridge the gap between basic mixture knowledge and solutions
  • Have samples of mixtures on hand to help clarify points after the video is over
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be able to differentiate between mixtures and pure substances before advancing toward types of solutions
Pros
  • Resource covers all of the big ideas in solution chemistry
  • Pulls in prior knowledge to show the viewer how to use it within the framework of concentration
Cons
  • None
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