Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Week 32, Day 3: FUN with Organic Chemistry!

Even Block Schedule (Organic Chem models-non ring glucose molecule shown in the picture) 

Wow what a terrific day to be a teacher.

Who knew organic chemistry could be so fun! We covered part 1  of a 3 part organic chem standard.  Carbon is the element of life and makes 4 covalent bonds. I broke out the atom model kits for the first time ever. They made all kinds of carbohydrates from methane to octane to decane. Some made vanillin , aspirin and glucose. Even TNT.

We used a set of model set with  wood spheres and springs to make the models.  The kids had soooo much fun. I should have done this 20 years ago.

I hope this helps.

Love to Teach, and Teach with Passion!

It’s not Magic, It’s Science!



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