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COVID-19 Updates and Virtual Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Virtual Resources

Updated: June 24, 2020

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread globally, our thoughts turn to our community of educators during this time. On top of the many health and anxiety concerns, faculty and teachers are being asked to shift to on-line teaching, which is no easy task. We remain committed to bringing exemplary Green Chemistry training and resources to educators around the world. We are working to provide alternative programming and reschedule canceled workshops where possible to support our community. We will share these opportunities through TwitterFacebook, and on our website. For more information, see our Events page.

To help teachers who are shifting towards virtual learning, below is a list of Green Chemistry virtual resources from us and our partners.

We wish you good health in this crisis and we look forward to staying connected with you all virtually over the next few months.

K-12 virtual resources

Beyond Benign Student Demo of Equilibrium  Lab
~3 min video of a equilibrium reaction explained by students.

Beyond Benign Student Demo of Reaction Lab
~3 min video of the HS reaction lab explained by students. 

Beyond Benign Student Demo of Sublimation
~3 min video of a sublimation reaction explained by students. 

CPALMS Chemistry with a Conscience
Interactive tutorial for HS students

Eric Nash Chemistry Tutorials
Created by lead teacher, Eric Nash
A database of explanation videos of concepts in the typical college-prep or AP Chemistry class.

Eric Nash Chemistry Coloring Book
Created by lead teacher, Eric Nash
Coloring book with concepts from the typical college-prep or AP Chemistry class.

FisherScienceEd Green Chemistry: Le Chatelier’s Principle & Dynamic Equilibrium
Created in collaboration with FisherScience Ed, featuring lead teacher, Richard Cooper
~7 min video explanation of Le Chatelier’s and Green Chemistry.

Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) 
Raising awareness of green chemistry in school children and the general public.
The Green Formula story book is aimed at children aged 11+.

Rehab the Lab: Creating Safer School Labs
Created by Local Hazardous Waste Management Program King County, WA
11 least-toxic HS chemistry labs, lab safety videos, school chemical list
Local clean-out programs, chemical safety training etc.

MIT Blossoms Introducing Green Chemistry
Created with lead teacher, Ann Lambert
Teacher Guide and hand-outs available

New York Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)
6 Green Chemistry Modules designed to replace experiments typically used in NYS Regents chemistry courses.
Each lab module has student packet and teacher guide 

Polymers for the Planet
Polymers Teacher Handbook & videos
Students design a biopolymer to be used as an alternative to plastics.

Sally B Chemistry Podcast with John Warner
Featuring our co-founder John Warner
Discussion on the importance of Green Chemistry education  

The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry Videos
Created by the Green Chemistry Initiative
~ 3 min video break down of each principle into everyday terms

Higher Ed virtual resources

A guide to using the Greener Alternatives Evaluation Matrix (DOZN™ 2.0) in Academic Settings for Safer Labs
An overview of DOZN™ 2.0, specific rules for utilizing the tool in academic settings, a template worksheet for students, and select reactions with DOZN™ 2.0 scoring to serve as introductory examples. DOZN™ 2.0 webinars 

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute
Online education resources for Green Chemistry & Engineering

Yale-UNIDO University Curriculum
27 lecture PowerPoints presentations
Supplementary reading and video recommendations
Curriculum Overview Webinar

Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Webinar Archive
31 webinars covering Analytical, Organic, General and Green Chemistry along with Toxicology and Green Chemistry metrics

Carnegie Mellon University Institute for Green Science
Green Chemistry modules available for download
Powerpoint presentations, hand-outs available

CHEM21 Online Learning Platform 
Solvents, reagent guides, metrics and more
Self-assessment questions throughout modules

Green Chemistry Teaching Modules by Mike Cann, University of Scranton
Green Chemistry teaching modules for General, Organic, Inorganic, Environmental, Polymer, Advanced Organic and Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry as well as Chemical Toxicology.

Green Chemistry videos by MoDRN
Lecture videos on toxicology, solvents, energy, feedstocks, catalysis, end of life, accidents and design of safer chemicals, from Professor Paul T. Anastas and MoDRN team.

Green Chemistry Educational videos by The Global Green Chemistry Initiative
~2 min videos on Green Chemistry, feedstocks, solvents, catalysts, safer molecules, waste, energy

Green Tycoon: A Mobile Application Game to Introduce Biorefining Principles in Green Chemistry
Green Tycoon is a free-of-charge game-based mobile application that embraces a systems thinking approach to introducing students to a biorefining process model within green chemistry.
Apple App
Google Play App 

MoDRN: U Modules
A set of modules for undergraduate Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science classrooms (and beyond!) to introduce concepts of Green Chemistry and sustainable chemical design.

The Science of Chemical Safety Essential Toxicology An Educational Resource
Materials for teaching and learning the fundamentals of Toxicology

The Global Green Chemistry Initiative 1-day Train the Facilitator Workshop Resources
PowerPoint lectures, exercises and case studies

The Global Green Chemistry Initiative 5-day Train the Facilitator Workshop Resources
PowerPoint lectures, exercises and case studies

Safer Chemical Design Game
Virtual game for greener chemical synthesis
The safer chemical design game. Gamification of green chemistry and safer chemical design concepts for high school and undergraduate students article

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Academy
Free massive open online courses and educational materials on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

For more resources visit our Higher Ed Virtual Resources Curriculum Page

Have resources to share? Contact K-12 Program Manager, Janie Butler ( or Higher Education Program Manager, Natalie O’Neil ( to have your resources added to the growing list above.