Our on-line courses are offered to teachers each summer in 6-8 week go-at-your-own-pace format. Both courses have optional graduate education credits available (3 graduate level credits). Courses are taught by Beyond Benign staff and/or Beyond Benign Lead Teachers who have extensive experience teaching green chemistry in their classroom and developing green chemistry curriculum.
Green Chemistry in High School
This course provides high school science educators with the opportunity to incorporate green chemistry and sustainable science into their curriculum. Participants gain an understanding of the “12 Principles of Green Chemistry” and how to integrate sustainable science practices into lesson plans and lab exercises. The online interactive environment enables educators to go at their own pace. This course has optional graduate education credits available (3 graduate level credits).
Advanced Green Chemistry: Connections to Our World
The advanced course is for teachers looking to expand their green chemistry knowledge and experience. Explore green chemistry technological advances, the incorporation of toxicology in chemistry courses, and delve into the application of green chemistry with STEM activities and inquiry projects. This course has optional graduate education credits available (3 graduate level credits).
"The activity I most enjoyed completing was the implementation outline. Never before in an education course have I been required to make a specific plan to implement what I learned, and I think it will be extremely helpful in improving my practice. I feel a lot less stressed out about integrating green chemistry into my curriculum after completing the activities in this course."
- 2016 Green Chemistry in the High School On-line Course Participant