Back to School Night RofeBaello
Why study chemistry? Why go to school? Chemistry is everywhere. Develop necessary skills. “21st Century Skills”
Life and Career Skills • Learning and Innovation Skills • Information, Media, and Technology Skills • Core Subjects
Learning and Innovation Skills Creativity and Innovation - Think creatively, work creatively with others, Implement inovation Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Reason effectively, Use system thinking, Make judgment and decisions, Solve Problems Communication and Collaboration
How to implement? - “Engaging Scenarios” or Performance task Engaging Scenario Example: Your community has noticed changes in the aquatic animal and plant life in the water bodies around the community. They have asked you to determine what might be some possible reasons for these changes. Because of your knowledge of water quality and water contaminants, you suspect that pH levels in the water may be responsible. Your task is to obtain water samples from a variety of water sources (At least two test sites) in and around your community, design a process for collecting and testing the water sample to determine the pH level, you will prepare a PPT presentation and a written report on the results of your experiments including information on possible reasons for the differing pH levels. Finally, you will make recommendations to the town council for measures they might make to respond to these changes. Before conducting the experiment, locate information on pH levels and the effect of pH on aquatic plants and animals.