Pop Culture and Chemical Reactions

Victoria Woods, Science, Independence HS

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This curriculum unit seeks to engage students in the exploration of chemical reactions by relating it to popular culture of their current interests. Students will explore through hands-on activities and interactive group games via the 5 E Teaching model. The Engagement will come from asking students probing questions to pique their interest. The Exploration part will come from students experiencing concepts by doing. The Explanation component will involve lectures and demonstrations. The Elaboration component will involve students comparing and contrasting relationships in popular culture to relationships in chemical reactions. The Evaluation portion of the lessons will involve students integrating their knowledge in the unit from learning and application to creating a brochure representation of their understanding of chemical reactions and a multiple-choice assessment.