ERIC Number: ED476768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Greener Approaches to Undergraduate Chemistry Experiments.
Kirchhoff, Mary, Ed.; Ryan, Mary Ann, Ed.
This laboratory manual introduces the idea of Green Chemistry, which is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Instructional samples are included to help teachers integrate green chemistry into the college chemistry curriculum. Each laboratory includes: (1) a background section that discusses the hazards associated with certain chemicals or chemical processes and the challenges of designing a greener approach to reduce the hazard; (2) pre- and post-laboratory questions that help students familiarize themselves with the procedure and think critically about the relevant chemical concepts and green chemistry topics; and (3) references that allow green chemistry to be explored in greater detail. (KHR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Wastes
American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($14.00). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
Authoring Institution: American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.