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Green Chemistry: Making a Household Surface Cleaner —Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff and Beyond Benign

Item #: AP8365 

Price: $33.10

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Convert a plastic cup into a household surface cleaner with chemistry while learning about Green Chemistry and polymer chemistry!

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Convert a plastic cup into a household surface cleaner with chemistry! This lab introduces students to the 12 principles of Green Chemistry and introductory polymer chemistry, an especially topical activity, as nations come together to tackle climate change. Use this experiment to demonstrate the utility of chemistry as an enabler of positive climate gains in both introductory and advanced courses. This lab was developed in partnership with Beyond Benign. Includes reproducible student hand-outs, Teacher Notes, and all necessary chemicals. Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit:
Ethyl alcohol, anhydrous, 500 mL, 2
Hydrochloric acid solution, 6 M, 500 mL
Sodium hydroxide solution, 6 M, 400 mL
Litmus blue test papers, vial
Polylactic acid pla cup, 12 oz, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Asking questions and defining problems
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
MS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and percapita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.