This site, sponsored by Fisher Science Education, provides a variety of resources for bringing green chemistry into the classroom. Free, downloadable resources, developed in collaboration with Beyond Benign, include:
1) Learn the basics behind green chemistry: The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, a classroom ready presentation that describes the 12 principles of green chemistry;
2) Learn how to bring green chemistry into your classroom: Introduction to Green Chemistry in the Classroom, a teacher's guide that addresses commonly asked questions with two student activity modules;
3) Learn how to bring green chemistry into your classroom: a Biodiesel Activity Module, a teacher's guide that includes a biodiesel laboratory module with pre- and post-lab activities;
4) Learn about green chemical alternatives, a table that compares the pros and cons of specific green chemical alternatives. In addition, the site provides a tool for calculating your CO2 score and a description of how Fisher Scientific is supporting sustainable green initiatives with specific examples.
Summary prepared May 2008 by Julie Haack, University of Oregon.
Fisher Science Education, ; Beyond Benign, Think Green. http://www.fishersci.com/ wps/ portal/ CMSTATIC?href=/ScienceEducation/ scienceEduStandard/ Features/ Think_Green/ se_std_ThinkGreen_040708_1435.jsp &store=ScienceEducation &segment=scienceEduStandard (accessed November 2011).