Developed by Pfizer and Beyond Benign, Solutions in Green Chemistry is a
curriculum module meant to introduce both students and teachers to the
concept of Green Chemistry. Not only does the unit provide suggestions to
making a teaching laboratory more green, but it challenges students to think
critically about content and to place that content in the context of
The module is comprised of nearly thirty activities and worksheets (with more to come) each of which include a procedure, a materials list for the given exercise, the green principles addressed, the time required to complete the activity and the teaching standards met by each activity.
The activity topics range from allowing students to explore their stance on controversial topics to making acrylic paints containing organic pigments to building a structure and examining how their choice in materials affects the environment.
Spanish translations for all materials are available at the same URL (see below).
Summary prepared August 2008 by Douglas M. Young at the University of Oregon.
Pokrandt, R. Solutions in Chemistry: An Introduction to Green Chemistry in High School. http://www.beyondbenign.org/ outreacheducation/ highschool.html (accessed June 2011).