The ChemClub Cookbook at work!

 

Students make lemonade to learn about reactions.
Students make lemonade to learn about reactions.

Student shows her enthusiasm for the Sweet Lemonade recipe.
A student shows her enthusiasm for the Sweet Lemonade recipe.

 

 

Students at Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy in Washington, DC, had a wonderful time in Chemistry doing a lab on homogenous and heterogenous mixtures. Ms. Burney and Mrs. Gibson, the two chemistry teachers at Chavez PCHS, were graciously given the “ChemClub Cookbook” from the American Chemical Society to help aid their new 11th grade scholars in making chemistry hit a little closer to home.  They used the Sweet Lemonade recipe to see if lemonade does become sweeter, as more lemon juice is added. They really enjoyed using the cookbook!

 

Students make lemonade to learn about reactions.
Students make lemonade to learn about reactions.

ChemClubs are not the only ones using the “ChemClub Cookbook“. Many other schools are starting to learn about this great book and use it in their classrooms, including a university who added it is a required book for one of their classes! 

Best part of the lab - Tasting the lemonade!
Best part of the lab – Tasting the lemonade!