Greening our everyday products

Author(s): Anatolia College

Lesson plan summary

Through this lesson plan students will learn about green Chemistry and explore ways that everyday products they use become greener. Students will learn to read product labels and understand processes for making everyday products such as soap and toothpaste.

SubjectGreen Chemistry
TopicGreening everyday products
Age of studentsElementary 6-12
Preparation time30 Minutes
Teaching time180 Minutes
Online teaching material (links for online material)Introducing Green Chemistry: The Science of Solutions

Offline teaching material
“12 Principles of Green Chemistry” from Figure 4.1: (p.30). 12 Principles of Green Chemistry from Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice (1998) by Anastas P and Warner J. By Permission of Oxford University Press.American Chemical Society Green Chemistry InstituteEPA Green ChemistryBeyond Benign

Aim of the lesson

By the end of this lesson students will:

  • Understand the importance of Green Chemistry
  • Learn about chemistry in everyday life
  • Use the design cycle to make soap and toothpaste
  • Use green chemistry principles to make production of soap and toothpaste greener

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