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Green Chemistry in the Curriculum: An Introduction to Green Chemistry

Teacher's Guide (PDF)


Fisher Science Education, through a partnership with Beyond Benign, developed this FAQ to help teachers anticipate some common student questions that arise during an introductory discussion of green chemistry. In addition, this teacher's guide includes a detailed description of each of the 12 principles of green chemistry and two student activity modules.

Summary prepared May 2008 by Julie Haack, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon.


Fisher Science Education, ; Beyond Benign, Green Chemistry in the Curriculum: An Introduction to Green Chemistry. wps/ downloads/ segment/ ScienceEducation/ pdf/ green_IntroGreenChem.pdf (accessed June 2011).

Category Descriptors

Green Chemistry Principles
  • Analyze in Real-Time to Prevent Pollution
  • Avoid Chemical Derivatives
  • Design for Degradation
  • Design Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses
  • Design Safer Chemicals and Products
  • Increase Energy Efficiency
  • Maximize Atom Economy
  • Minimize the Potential for Accidents
  • Prevent Waste
  • Use Catalysts
  • Use Renewable Feedstocks
  • Use Safer Solvents/Reaction Conditions
Chemistry Subdiscipline
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary
  • Materials Science
  • Nanotechnology (Chemistry Subdiscipline)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
Target Audience
  • Colleges/Universities
  • General Public
  • Secondary Schools
  • Internet Sources