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Science and Sustainability: A Freshman Seminar Course
Steven Neshyba, University of Puget Sound
The backbone of the course is made of two books: Berger and Luckmann's The Social Construction of Reality and Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Students will discuss these readings in a seminar format, write papers, take exams, carry out a chemistry experiment using mass spectroscopy, and undertake a research project into current pedagogical approaches to science and sustainability.
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sustainability Concepts & Practices
How Clean is Nuclear Energy? An Evaluation of the Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Power as an Alternative Energy Source
Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio, University of Washington Tacoma
This writing assignment is in lieu of a laboratory activity during the discussion of nuclear chemistry within the general chemistry curriculum.
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental, Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Energy, Natural Resources
Alternative Deicers: An Application of Freezing Point Depression
Jennie Mayer and Daniel Mitchell, Bellevue Community College
Road deicers raise several environmental and cost concerns. In this activity students consider alternatives while investigating colligative properties.
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Human Impact & Footprint
Researching Ocean Acidification in General Chemistry
Kalyn Shea Owens and Sonya Remington, North Seattle Community College
This research-based student project used the problem of ocean acidification to cover the sustainability concept of fossil fuel combustion and the disciplinary concepts of kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry and solubility.
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Natural Resources, Sustainability Concepts & Practices
Bottled Versus Tap Water: What You Drink and Why
Marie Villarba, Seattle Central Community College
In the activity students learn about the properties of solutions, acidity and pH, electrolytes versus non-electrolytes, and solution concentration. Hopefully, this activity will also dispel common misconceptions about tap water and bottled beverages.
Bioregion Scale: Global, Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Food Systems & Agriculture, Lifestyles & Consumption, Pollution & Waste
Incorporating a Service Learning Project in Upper Division Environmental Chemistry Course â Partnership with a Local Middle School
Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio; Donna Chang
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning
Exploring The Impact of Increased Acid Levels in Ocean Waters on Coral
Dharshi Bopegedera, The Evergreen State College
The goal of this laboratory is to help students understand that burning fossil fuels, which results in an increase in the acidity of ocean waters, has a detrimental impact on marine life (specifically coral but also other organisms that have calcium carbonate based shells).
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Social & Environmental Justice, Climate Change
The True Cost of Clean Water: A General Chemistry Lab
Katie Gulliford, Tacoma Community College
Students investigate methods to purify a sample of "dirty" water to drinking water. They'll look at three different methods for purification: distillation, filtration, and iodine (I2) treatment. They then will calculate the monetary cost of purifying water.
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Sustainability Concepts & Practices
What is the True Cost of Burning Coal?
Justin C. Lytle, Pacific Lutheran University
This activity is a framework for general chemistry students to explore the costs, ethics and alternatives to coal-fired electricity.
Bioregion Scale: Global, National/Continental
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Energy, Climate Change, Lifestyles & Consumption
Acidification of Freshwater Streams and Lakes
Katy Olsen, Pierce College
Students research the acidification of freshwater streams and lakes, identify at least one of the sources, and determine how their daily activities contribute to the problem.
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Human Impact & Footprint