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Our K-12 curriculum and teacher programs are designed by teachers, for teachers. Integrating green chemistry and sustainable science principles into the classroom creates a safer more engaging learning environment for students and teachers alike.

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Introduction to Green Chemistry for High School Teachers

June 8, 2020 - August 3, 2020

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Advanced Green Chemistry: Connections to Our World

June 15, 2020 - July 27, 2020

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Sustainable Science & Green Chemistry Virtual Course

July 27, 2020 - August 10, 2020

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green chemistry in the K-12 classroom

In the K-12 classroom, green chemistry can have numerous benefits for student engagement, increasing student learning in STEM subjects, and inspiring the next generation of scientists and citizens to design and chose greener alternative products. Our K-12 curriculum and teacher training programs have the following goals:

K-12 Green Chemistry in the Classroom

frequently asked questions

Is green chemistry only for high school?


No. Green chemistry concepts are understood and applicable at K-12 levels. Curriculum resources are available for elementary, middle and high school audiences.

What’s the cost to access labs and lessons?


Our curriculum materials are available to download in word document format at no cost.

Will I have time in my curriculum?


Yes. Green chemistry content can be woven into your chemistry lessons and labs throughout the entire year since it is aligned to state and national standards. Our replacement labs are a simple way to bring green chemistry into your existing curriculum plan.

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