31.251 - Chemistry of Health & Environment I
31.252 - Chemistry of Health & Environment II
Semester: Fall 2005, Spring 2006
Instructor: John Warner
Partner: Jackson Street Charter School
Partnership Description: During the Chemistry of Health and the Environmental five modules for 8th grade science curriculum. The class collaborated with an 8th grade science teacher at the Jackson Street Charter School in Lowell. The students were given the Massachusetts frameworks and told to develop a module that would help towards teaching a specific framework (and, in turn this would help the students for their MCAS exams). Five groups of students developed modules according to five different frameworks. These modules will soon be available on-line for any teacher to download for free. The goal in this service learning exercise was to develop modules for science teachers to use in their day-to-day teaching activities. Teachers generally stress the need for materials that are relevant to the standardized exams, therefore the modules specific target these needs.
Project Description: The modules developed were as follows:
In addition, John Warner envisioned an Earth Day fair where students from his research group and courses would explain their research in Green Chemistry to the general public. This was done through development of interactive exhibits, posters and hands-on activities where anyone could learn and participate. On Earth Day, April 22, 2006, the Center for Green Chemistry students, faculty and staff fulfilled this vision by hosting the first annual Green Chemistry/Earth Day event at the Revolving Museum in Lowell. It was titled “Green Chemistry: The Next Industrial Evolution”.