on 05-28-2019 09:51 AM - last edited on 05-28-2019 01:56 PM by michael_britt
There are so many common everyday items with organic compounds such as Shampoo, Gasoline, Perfume, Lotion, Drugs, Food additives, Plastics, Paper, Insect repellent, Synthetic fabrics (nylon, polyester, rayon), Paint, Mothballs (naphthalene), Enzymes, Nail polish remover, Solvents, Vitamins, Soap, Candles, etc.
How about having the students complete a scavenger hunt for common household items that contain organic chemicals? The hunt could be done digital or pen and paper. Another thought would be Two Truths and a Lie. Students could share three items in their living space. Two would contain organic chemicals, and one would not. The rest of the students would have to guess which item is the lie.
on 05-28-2019 09:29 AM
One of our professors makes soap with his students! Another professor has a side business with Beauty Counter so she goes into detail about how organic chemistry is used in the makeup industry!
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