Your Environment, Your Health: Chemicals in Your Home

This Your Environment, Your Health: Chemicals in Your Home unit also includes:

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 alternatives. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Alter the home chemical survey, list name brands versus home made to allow for discussion of green cleaners
Classroom Considerations

  • Follow all safety guidelines when handling chemicals
  • Collect a large variety of empty bottles and containers of household chemicals (e.g. cleaners, bug spray, fertilizer, etc.)
Pros

  • Each lesson provides an activator and an activity
  • Bingo concept game requires research to increase the difficulty level
  • Applies to pupils' daily lives
Cons

  • None
NGSS