Solvent Snapshot

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Discover the properties and purpose of chemical solvents. Continuing with the theme of shampoo ingredients, the 10th lesson of this 24-part series investigates the choice of solvents in shampoos. Through their exploration, they learn how solvents combine with compounds while they consider their toxicity.

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Instructional Ideas

  • As an opening activity, ask pupils to brainstorm everything they know about solvents
  • Record new vocabulary and concepts in a graphic organizer
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time for obtaining and preparing materials
Pros

  • Provides differentiation opportunities
  • Highlights key scientific vocabulary
Cons

  • None