Beyond Benign

High School

CUR HS Chemical Bonding

Chemical Bonding

Green Chemistry, Biomimicry and Intermolecular Forces

Students explore the use of adhesives, intermolecular forces and how biomimicry is being used by chemists to invent greener alternative products.

Natural Dyes Lab: Cogent Industry Example

Students learn about an innovative greener alternative to the polyester manufacturing process as they investigate chemical bonds, fibers, pigments and dyes by extracting natural dyes and experimenting with pH and mordants.

Polymers & Molecular Models: Petretec Industry Example

Students practice molecular model building and Lewis dot structures while considering a common plastic material and a more benign Presidential Green Chemistry Award winning technology.