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30 Priority Chemicals
Type: Checklist
Summary: EPA's National Waste Minimization Partnership Program focuses on reducing or eliminating the generation of hazardous waste containing any of 30 Waste Minimization Priority Chemicals. These chemicals are found in hazardous waste and are documented contaminants...
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A Small Dose of Toxicology
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This interactive poster presents the health effects of common chemicals that includes toxic agents such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, pesticides, lead, mercury, arsenic, metals, solvents and animal plant toxins. It includes a glossary, powerpoints and intera...
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A Small Dose of Toxicology Book
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Author: Steven Gilbert, Ph.D, DABT, ISBN:0415311683 280 pages This is a professional and technical book for the layman that is a user-friendly resource on toxicology of common chemicals including alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, heavy metals, solvents and r...
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Air Pollution: What's the Solution
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Web site
Summary: Air Pollution: What’s the Solution? is an educational project for students, grades 6 - 12, that uses online real time data to guide student discovery of the science behind the causes and effects of ground level ozone. Core activities include The Ozone Betwee...
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Atom Efficiency PowerPoint Presentation
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A 23-page PowerPoint presentation on Atom efficiency and green chemistry principles, "synthetic methods should be designed to maximise the incorporation of all materials used in the process into the final product."
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Chemicals, Choosing Wisely (Environmental Action)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment
Summary: Non-fiction

Author, Leslie Crawford

ISBN 0201495341

Students learn how to act responsibly concerning the environment by studying the consequences of their decisions. This book helps answer the needs for materials that stress personal re...

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Chemicals: What's in? What's out?
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Experiment
Summary: Science Scope, a publication with NSTA provides an articlein their "Scope on Safety" column of the November/December 2004 publication. They list chemicals often found (both good and bad) in middle level classrooms. They further recommend using the "first lin...
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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Holiday
Summary: The Unifying Event for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2005 is Kite Flying. Lessons and activities available for teachers include the chemistry of air quality, acid rain, and ozone. Each year has a different theme.
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Clock Reaction Presentation
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Powerpoint for green chemistry version of timed clock reaction.
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Green Module: TAML Oxidant Activators Green Bleaching Agents for Paper Manufacturing
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is a inorganic course designed to be used during a discussion of paper production or an advanced inroganic course describing oxidizing agents or the effect of substituents on organometallic redoc reactions. The module contains notes to instructor...
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Green Chemistry Stopping Pollution Before It Starts
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Article on the Benefits of Green Chemistry from ChemMatters, April 2003. This is available as a PDF.
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Green Module for Biochemistry: A New Chemical Family of Insecticides Exemplified by CONFIRM Selective Caterpillar Control Agent
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: The topic of green chemistry could be incorporated into a traditional biochemistry class quite easily without requiring a large amount of class time. Most biochemistry classes include a discussion of enzyme mechanisms and kinetics. One could use acetylchol...
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Green Module for Chemical Toxicology: Biochemical Toxicology of Insecticides The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is intended primarily for use in an upper level undergraduate course in biochemical toxicology although it may also be applicable to upper level courses in biochemistry, environmental science, and biology. It is assumed that the students have had...
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Green Module for Environmental Chemistry: Antifoulants
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is primarily adapted for use in an Environmental Chemistry course. In addition this module may also be of interest in Freshman Chemistry (half-life, solubility and concentration units), Biochemistry (biodegradation) and Toxicology (acute toxicity,...
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Green Module for General Chemistry: Design and Application of Surfactants for Carbon Dioxide
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module would be suitable for use in a general chemistry course during discussions of phase diagrams, supercritical fluids, and molecular polarity. Since most general chemistry texts contain a discussion of surfactants, the module can serve as a supplemen...
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Green Module for Industrial Chemistry: Petretec-Dupont's Technology for Polyester Regeneration
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module has been written primarily for use in an industrial chemistry course during a discussion of the petrochemical industry. A preparation for the discussion of Dupont’s Petretec technology, the module covers the areas of fossil fuel reserves, distribut...
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Green Module for Organic Chemistry: Atom Economy A measure of the Efficiency of a Reaction
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module has been written primarily for use in the two semester organic chemistry sequence (both lecture and laboratory) traditionally encountered by students in the sophomore year. The module uses examples of organic reactions and syntheses to illustrate...
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Green Solvents for Chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-fiction,

AuthorsNelson, William M

ISBN019515736-2

This is an introduction and reference book to Green Chemistry designed for both the university level instructor or industry. Chapters include philosophy of green chemistry, chemic...

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Greening Schools Overview
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This is an overview of the benefits and services provided by the Illinois WMRC and EPA Greening Schools program.
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Introductory Readings in Green Chemistry
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Bibliographic resource of carefully selected articles on Green Chemistry with overviews, benefits, safer starting materials, using renewable resources, finding safer solvens, and reusing or recycling produts and waste.
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It's Elemental: The Periodic Table
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Interactive periodic tables allows visitors to select an element and learn about specific properties and behaviors of each as well as the structure.
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Laboratory Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide explains how you can minimize the hazardous wastes and other chemical pollution generated by experiments that are performed in classroom laboratories. It is intended for middle school, high school, and college science teachers. Specifically, this gu...
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National Chemistry Week
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Experiment - Science Fair Projects - Web site
Summary: Lengthy lists of experiments are offered for grades 1-3, 4-6, and junior/senior high school students. These are provided by Canadian educators. If you scroll across the top bar you can select different themes from previous years. For each year you will have...
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On the Trail of the Missing Ozone
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This book provides an introduciton into why we need the ozone layer, the causes of ozone depletion and some actions to correct the problem. It is available in several formats including text and pdf. Links within the text illustrate definitions.
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Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act (1993)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Glossary - List - Web site
Summary: Included at this site is a list of Common Air Pollutants, a Glossary, suggestions for Consumer Products, technology used for cleaning up air pollution and regulation information.
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Real World Cases in Green Chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Lessons and experiments

AuthorAmerican Chemical Society Staff

ISBN0-8412-3733-6

AbstractThis book provides examples of Green Chemistry projects that have either received or have been nominated for Green Chemistry awards. Each has...

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Rehab the Lab
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Web site
Summary: Lesson plans with teacher editions and student worksheets, lists of undesirable chemicals, references and much more makes this a valuable site for planning Green Chemistry units.
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Release the Grease!
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This is an activity that uses common, everyday products to explore the properties of soap.
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School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This safety guide includes teacher responsibilities, safety do's and don't for students, chemical hygiene plan, material safety data sheet information, purchasing chemicals, chemical tracking systems, chemical containers and labeling, storing chemicals, and mu...
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Science and Safety: It's Elementary Calendar
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - List
Summary: Using a calendar format science safety guidelines are provided for elementary teachers. These include glassware, chemical, and electrical precautions; common laboratory operating procedures (regulated and general safety rule and classroom management tips); pr...
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Science News for Kids
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Science resource for parents, teachers, and students. Many fact sheets, science snapshots and lessons are available in English and Spanish.
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Testing for Chemicals in Soils
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Use sight, touch and chemical test kit to evaluate and classify soil types.
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Tox Town
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Database - Language Options - Web site
Summary: Tox Town is an interactive game that provides suggestions as to where toxic chemicals can be found in our daily lives, non-technical descriptions of chemicals, links and other resources. Tox Town uses color, graphics and creative ways in which middle school a...
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Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Experiment - List
Summary: Twelve of the guiding principles for Green Chemistry are available as a one-pade PDF.
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Using Chemistry to Treat Lead Poisoning
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: The EHP Online lessons provide students lessons that are based upon actual articles. The EHP summary for this lesson is as follows "students read the article Challenging Assumptions about Lead and IQ: Effects Increase, Not Decrease in Older Children" and cond...
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What's That Stuff
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: What is really in items that we use every day. A collection of articles from Chemical Engineering News magazines provides insight on a variety of products including kitty litter, Jell-o, erasers, sunscreens, fireworks, and much more.
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Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: Glossary, software, suppliers, fun stuff (games), quizzes, book resources and more can be identified along with MSDS search assistance.
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WonderNet Your Science Place in Cyberspace
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: View all of the topics avaiable online from WonderNet. These include calcium,chemical reactions, chemistry and art, earth's atmosphere, magnets, polymers and much more.
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