Green Chemistry

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Course Overview

STEMLinc Video Conferencing: The aim of Green Chemistry is to look at the whole lifecycle of a product or a material and minimize the impact on the environment.  In part one of this program students will firstly be introduced to the problems of plastic in our environment including microplastics and where they are found.

Details: The students will then be shown a simple method to make plastic from plant starches and will discuss the effects of this compostable plastic on the environment.  In Part two the students will be introduced to solvents, how they work and the issues associated with their use.  Students will then be shown how the solvent, limonene, can be extracted from orange peel and discuss the effects of this natural solvent on the environment

 Year Level Suitability: 9-10

Duration 1.5 hours

STEM-IN-A-BOX: You will receive hands-on materials and a teacher guide for this lesson.

Dates & Times 2020

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August 12 11 am

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August 12 1.30 pm

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August 25th 11 am

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August 25th 1.30 pm

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