Beyond Benign

High School

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Acids & Bases
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Biotechnology
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Chemical Bonding
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Chemical Reactions
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Gases
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Hydrocarbon Compounds
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Introduction to Chemistry
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Lab Safety & Chemical Hazard
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Materials Science
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Math & Engineering
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Mole Concepts / Chemical Quantities
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Oxidation-Reduction Reactions & Electrochemistry
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States of Matter
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Thermodynamics

Cell Phone Sustainability

Students access and review statistical concepts and graphical representations to investigate the issues of sustainability surrounding a personal electronics item that they use every day. Students estimate and rewrite large numbers, calculate the mean of a given data set, calculate the median, upper and lower quartiles of a data set using algebraic and graphical methods, construct a box-and-whisker plot for a given data set.

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Got Gas

Students explore the concept of miles per dollar. By using information about gasoline, students solve word problems involving basic arithmetic operations and to analyze, graph and interpret their results.

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Got Gas

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Plastic Bags

Students compute ratios with large numbers and study the effects of plastic bag consumption in countries across the world. Students will manipulate data to show bag consumption per person/year/week/month. They will then use this information to draw conclusions about their own consumption and ways to reduce plastic bag usage.

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Plastic Bags

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Population

Students apply statistical modeling tools to world population data. These will then be used to predict the population of the world in 2050. Students will calculate ratios and percentages, represent data via circle graphs, use exponential equations to make calculations, model data using trend lines and the regression capabilities of the graphing calculator.

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Population

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Waste Generation

In this multi-lesson unit, students explore municipal waste and its impacts upon communities. Students will read and interpret various graphs, use estimation, use percentages and fractions, correlation coefficients and use function notation.

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Waste Generation

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Water Bottle, Inc.

This unit gives students an understanding of the waste generated through consuming bottled water. Students will use statistics, linear algebra, functions and regression models to analyze data in order to make an environmental decision.

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Water Bottle, Inc.

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