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Inquiries in Science®: Introducing Organic Chemistry Kit

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  • Use models to investigate different classes of organic compounds
  • Explore newly developed polymers used in oil spill cleanup
  • Relate the function of plastics to their molecular shapes
  • Use NGSS practices of Developing and Using Models and Asking Questions and Defining Problems
  • Students explore the chemistry of carbon using a variety of modeling methods. Based on the models created, they learn about molecular shape, stereochemistry, isomerism, and identifying different classes of organic compounds. A series of exercises help students relate organic molecule structures to their functional applications. In the final activity, students design and conduct their own experiment to evaluate the efficiency of synthetic and natural hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers in cleaning up an oil spill. This kit can help you teach the cross-cutting concepts of Patterns, Structure and Function, and Models. Kit contains materials for 30 students working in groups of 3.


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    What’s Included:
    • 10 Molecular Model Sets
    • 20 Y-Plate Petri Dishes
    • 40 Petri Dishes, 100 × 15 mm
    • 40 Graduated Plastic Pipets, 3 mL
    • 1 Sodium Chloride, 20 g
    • 3 Ethanol, 95%, 30 mL
    • 1 Blue Food Coloring
    • 1 Polymeric, 80 g
    • 2 Nitrogen Atom Model Pieces
    • 1 Petroleum Remediation Product, 2 oz
    • 1 Sodium Polyacrylate, 30 g
    • 1 Polyacrylamide, 30 g
    • 1 Black China Marker
    • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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    Needed But Not Included:
    • 10 Beakers, 250 mL
    • 10 Graduated Cylinders, 100 mL
    • 30 Test Tubes, 18 × 150 mm
    • 10 Test Tube Racks
    • 100 Weighing Boats
    • 10 Beakers, 150 mL (or smaller)
    • 3 Resealable Plastic Bags
    • 10 Index Cards
    • 1 Permanent Marker
    • 2 Scissors
    •  Organic Motor Oil (any brand)
    • 26 Plastic Spoons
    • 10 Long Tweezers or Stirring Rods
    •  Electronic Balances
    •  Samples of HDPE, LDPE, and PP Plastic
    •  Tap or Distilled Water
    •  Untreated Water from a Natural Source (optional)
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