Top Secret: Journalist Dossier on Household Chemicals

household productsBy Christine Russell

Curriculum Connection: Grade 11 Chemistry (SCH3U) — Solutions and Solubility

In this activity, students investigate the active ingredients in hazardous household products, e.g., cleaners, disinfectants and possible safer alternatives.  They report their findings in the form of a newspaper or media report.

Editor’s Note: Normally, a proper rubric would have three or four levels. The teacher in this case is trying to make a point that she expects no less than a level three. If you feel you would like to include a complete rubric, it wouldn’t be too difficult to create a full one for your use here.

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