ERIC Number: ED423112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Planet Chemistry. Hands-on Activities for Kids from All Planets.
Kenney, Michael, Ed.
This publication issues a challenge to students to collect data in a nationwide analysis of water hardness. Background information on the chemistry of hard water is presented using a cartoon format, and each of the four activities contains an explanation about the chemistry illustrated in the activity. The effect of hard water on soap, the effect of calcium ions in water, the chemistry of a test strip, and the creation of a supersaturated solution are among the topics of the experiments. The publication also includes details about participation in the nationwide study and National Chemistry Week. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education
American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
Note: Illustrated by Dan Sherbo.