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Master Table of Contents

Master TOC (.pdf)


Lesson 1, Chemicals, Chemicals, Everywhere

Master 1.1-1.5 (.pdf)


Activity 1: What Is a Chemical?



Master 1.1, Item Cards

Classroom set


Master 1.2, Periodic Table of Elements



Master 1.3, Elemental Composition of the Human Body


Activity 3: Case Studies of Routes of Exposure



Master 1.4, Questions for Case Studies



Master 1.5, Case Studies of Routes of Exposure

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Lesson 2, The Dose Makes the Poison

Master 2.1-2.3(.pdf)


Activity 1: Dose and Concentration



Master 2.1, Opening Questions


Activity 2: Planning the Seed Investigation



Master 2.2, Making Solutions for Toxicity Testing

Team Copies

Activity 3: Setting Up the Seed Investigation



Master 2.3, Toxicity Testing on Seeds

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Lesson 3, Dose-Response Relationships

Master 3.1-3.2 (.pdf)


Activity 1: Graphing the Response to Chemical Dose



Master 3.1, Dose-Response Curves



Master 3.2, Graph Paper

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Lesson 4, Individual Responses Can Be Different

Master 4.1-4.5(.pdf)


Activity 1: Different Doses for Different People



Master 4.1, Acetaminophen Dosage Chart


Activity 2: A Poisonous Dose?



Master 4.2, A Poisonous Dose? The Case History



Master 4.3, A Poisonous Dose? The Problem

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Activity 3: The Chemical Caffeine: How Do You React?



Master 4.4, Parent Letter

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Master 4.5, The Chemical Caffeine: How Do You Respond?

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Lesson 5, What Is the Risk?

Master 5.1-5.2(.pdf)


Activity 1: People at Risk



Master 5.1, Risk Assessment and Management



Master 5.2, Minamata Disease

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Lesson 6, Environmental Hazards

Master 6.1-6.3(.pdf)


Activity 1: The Field Trip



Master 6.1, Heads or Tails?

Student Copies


Master 6.2, Choice Cards

Classroom Set


Master 6.3, Fact Sheets on Chemicals

Classroom Sets


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