Students take a worksheet home and go through various spots in the house to get names of chemical ingredients from common household chemicals. In class the next day the students research the health hazards of these chemicals, how to properly dispose of them, and safer alternatives.
A second assignment is a short research and report back assignment. This is designed to be done in small groups. Students do further research on the benefits and dangers of chemicals used in all facets of modern society and report back to class. The report can be an oral report or students can use a power point presentation.