Teach for Justice | Dimensional Analysis | Lead in the water

Grade Levels
10th - 12th
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Pages
38 pages
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Purpose: students should be able to explain how an understanding of chemistry concepts can be an important tool in the fight for social equity. Students should be able to summarize the Flint water crisis, explain how to perform dimensional analysis to understand the damaging effects of lead, and be able to come up with ideas on how young people can be a force for change in their own communities.

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There's Lead in the Water Excerpt

Objectives:

  • Students will analyze a problem, lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, and will consider social, cultural and environmental impacts of this disaster.
  • Students will apply dimensional analysis to a real-life scientific problem.
  • Students will convert complex units using dimensional analysis and will reach the solution using distinct steps.

What is included?

  • Teacher Guide - In Person and Virtual
    • Guide to lead discussion about race and environmental justice
    • Tips for English learners
    • Links to sources and resources.

  • Case Study Text (3 pages)
  • Dimensional analysis problems
    • 4 pages of dimensional analysis problems using ppb and micrograms per deciliter, and questions for students to research the effects of Pb in the body.
    • Optional scaffolds to solve dimensional analysis problems
    • Keys are included

  • Various graphic organizers (use them all or choose)
    • Analyze the text
    • Group's answers organizer
    • A call to action organizer
    • Value of water
    • Vocabulary
    • Rules for discussion
    • Crossword puzzle with and without word bank

  • Links to download resources for remote learning.

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There's Lead in the Water Excerpt

Total Pages
38 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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