Intro to the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry
The middle- and high-school curricula introduce teachers and students to the topic of Green Chemistry and provide hands-on, inquiry-based units in which students can explore this approach to chemical manufacturing.
MS: Recipe for Sustainable Science, based on the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, addresses our objectives of introducing the concepts of green science at an early age so that students will be able to make informed decisions, now and as they mature, about balancing the need to discover and manufacture products while conserving and sustaining our resources. The curriculum unit is a simulation of business methodology in which students will be challenged to manufacture a product. The students are further challenged to work both independently and in their company groups to develop both design, marketing and manufacturing plans of action and learn about the principles of Green Chemistry in every step of the process. This is an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes social studies, science, math and language arts.
HS: Solutions in Green Chemistry, is a unit designed to be a simulation of business methodology in which students will be challenged to create a product that adheres to the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Students will come to a high-school level understanding of the concepts of green chemistry, and be immersed in a curriculum specially designed for inquiry. The curriculum goal is to spark students’ interest in chemistry in general and to introduce students to the newest way of approaching chemical processes. The unit will also give students the critical-thinking skills and tools to evaluate possible actions and multiple points of view as they grow into adults. This is also an interdiciplinary unit.
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