Activity

Organic Substances

Host an exciting lab in which learners burn fruit rinds to better understand hydrocarbons. A reading passage and analysis questions wrap up the lesson. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Research how other countries define the term organic
Classroom Considerations
  • Review all classroom fire safety rules 
  • Everyone must wear safety goggles
  • Prepare beakers of water to cool the items
  • The final part of a nine-lesson series
Pros
  • Reading passage highlights vocabulary
  • Extension is to compare and contrast the term organic in food labels with the term organic in chemistry
Cons
  • Document permissions do not allow for printing