ERIC Number: ED419699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Dirt Alert--The Chemistry of Cleaning. Hands-on Science Activities for Grades 4-12. Science in Our World, Volume Three.
Sarquis, Mickey, Ed.
This monograph focuses on the chemistry of cleaning and enables teachers to introduce their students to the concepts and processes of industrial chemistry and relate these concepts to the consumer products students encounter daily. This teacher resource module is organized into sections that provide information on how to use the resource module, how to use the activities in the classroom, background information for teachers, and related activities and demonstrations. The activities and demonstrations include creating a window cleaning company, changing the properties of soap, lip balm, making a flavor, making a liquid hand soap, preparing and testing lard soap, how to clean cold surfaces, release agents, and sanitizing and disinfecting. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cleaning, Consumer Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, General Science, Hands on Science, Partnerships in Education, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Teaching Guides
Terrific Science Press, Miami University Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Middletown, OH. Center for Chemical Education.
Note: Developed in collaboration with Diversey Corp.