How a Chemical Reaction Changed the World: Chemistry B Lesson Cycle 2
Throughout history, science has been used to both liberate and oppress different populations. Fitz Haber represents the perfect embodiment of science being used for both good and evil. In this module, we will explore how Haber's scientific breakthrough made possible a huge population boom in the 20th century. Chemistry topics include the effects of temperature, particle size, and concentration on the speed of chemical reactions in terms of the collision and rearrangement of molecules.
By engaging in this module, teachers will gain the following knowledge, skills, and mindsets in pursuit of reaching Teach for America's Vision for Learning in Secondary Science.
- Teachers will understand the effect of temperature, surface area, and catalysts on rates of reaction.
- Teachers will be able to explain how nitrogen is essential for population growth and where nitrogen can be found in nature.
- Teachers will be able to construct an explanation for how a chemical reaction supported population growth in the 20th century.
- Teachers will develop a deeper content knowledge and pedagogical practice around Chemical Reactions in order to fully and rigorously execute lesson cycle 2 of National Summer Institute curriculum.
- Teachers believe that all students deserve the right to develop a deep understanding of science as a way of knowing, in order to become both confident consumers and producers of scientific knowledge, and develop agency to drive improvements in the local and global community through the application of science and technology.