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32 resources with the concept toxic chemicals

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Don't Mess with Mercury

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The three lessons in the don’t Mess with Mercury Unit Module are designed to teach middle schoolers about the dangers of mercury. The first option is teacher-led. Class members learn about mercury by reading case studies and...
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Environmental Justice Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What to do with environmental hazards and where to put toxic waste is a global concern. The eight resources in the Environmental Justice collection ask young ecologists to consider how to incorporate environmental justice in future waste...
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Your Environment, Your Health: Chemicals in Your Home

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people know about chemical pollution, but are all chemicals bad? The third unit in a series of six addresses chemicals common in everyday life. Scholars learn about the chemicals found in their own homes, chemical safety, and...
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Solubility

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Enhance your class' ability to understand solubility. Science scholars examine how temperature and concentration affect solubility using an interesting lab experiment. The introduction and procedure also discuss the relationship between...
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SLS Today

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Lather is not necessary for an effective shampoo. After learning of the industry created consumer misinformation, individuals investigate the toxicity of the most popular additive in shampoos to create lather. They use their results to...
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Solvent Snapshot

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Water Waste

For Students 6th - 8th
Explore the process of wastewater treatment. Scholars analyze different samples of water before drawing conclusions about the types of chemicals in the water that leaves our homes. 
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Whose Backyard? Toxic Waste Management Meeting and Environmental Injustice

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Toxic waste is a global problem. What to do with environmental hazards and where to put toxic waste is a global concern. To better understand current issues around toxic waste management and how current practices can lead to...
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How One Scientist Took on the Chemical Industry

For Students 6th - 12th
Rachel Carson's exposure to the dangers of chemical pesticides in Silent Spring not only lead to the development of the Environment Protection Agency, but also to her being accused of being a mass murderer due to the ban on DDT. Find out...
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Motor Cabal Toxins Block Motor Neuron Synapses

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cone snails release four different toxins, each capable of paralyzing a fish. An animation demonstrates that the toxins work independently, and then explains the impact of this redundant system on the nervous system.
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Biomagnification and the Trouble with Toxins

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Our relationship with toxins is, well, a little toxic. Explore how harmful substances work their way throughout the environment with a video from an expansive biology playlist. Topics include DDT and mercury, trophic levels, and water...
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Lead Compounds: Precipitation Reactions and Pigments—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Colorful lead compounds never fail to impress! Solubility scholars examine a series of double replacement reactions involving lead nitrate and record their observations. The second part of the experiment illustrates the differences...
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How Much Water Can Kill You?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can water really poison you? An episode of the ACS Reaction series verifies that water can be toxic in large amounts. In fact, this is the main idea of the lesson: all elements are toxic at the right dose. 
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The Green Zine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
It's time for your class to advertise what they've learned! The culminating lesson in the 24-part series asks scholars to use their newfound chemistry knowledge to create advertisements. Their magazine advertisements describe the health...
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Daphnia Bioassay LD50

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
De-icing materials may have a harmful effect on our environment; have your class perform an experiment to test the nature of these effects. Scholars monitor the survival rate of a sample of daphnia as the concentration of a de-icing...
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This Mushroom Starts Killing You Before You Even Realize It

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Death cap mushrooms cause the most fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide. The video explains where they grow, how the toxin works, and how our bodies react to eating them. Then, it offers a glimpse into the research scientists are doing to...
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Why Can’t I Eat This Fish?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can turning on the television lead to toxins in the food supply? The lesson offers an opportunity for young scientists to complete guided research. A worksheet lists each question as well as the web page necessary to answer the question....
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Bioaccumulation of Toxins

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In 2015, Peter Cook found that sea lions with high levels of exposure to toxins suffered permanent brain damage if they survived at all. Scholars learn about the accumulation of toxins at various levels of the food chain. Using...
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Green Chemistry - Principle 5

For Students 9th - 12th
How important is lab safety, anyway? And, how do chemical manufacturers create safe lab environments? Chemistry scholars learn the importance of minimizing risks where the stakes are often highest—the chemical industry—in the fifth...
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Toxic! Or Is It?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Super scientists tests the toxicity of water using radish seed bioassays. Over the course of five days, scholars observe the germination process of several radish seeds, looking closely at their roots to determine the level of toxins...
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Rare Earth Elements

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lanthanides are a group of rare earth elements found at the bottom of the periodic table that are needed for cars, computers, phones  and most other technology that we use daily. A video discusses where these elements are found and the...
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Don't Mess with Mercury (Lesson A)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Mercury is the only metal that is a liquid at room temperature. Teach your class this and many more interesting mercury facts by assigning an engaging task. A public relations activity, the exercise informs pupils of the hazards of...
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Don't Mess with Mercury (Lesson C)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The health effects of mercury exposure if the focus of the first of three activities about the properties of metals. Pairs research mercury to write, prepare, and share posters, articles, or PSAs with the class. 
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Top 5 Deadliest Substances on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th
A crystal, the size of a grain of sand, of botulinum can kill 9,600 people. Viewers learn more about the five deadliest natural substances based on their ability to kill quickly with a video that also explains how these substances are...