P932: Greening the introductory chemistry lab using the principles of green chemistry

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Author: Carol Martinez, Central New Mexico Community College, USA

Co-Author: Joseph Eridon, Central New Mexico Community College, USA

Date: 8/6/14

Time: 5:15 PM6:30 PM

Room: LIB

Related Symposium: S33

Our school has more students enrolled in Introduction to Chemistry lab than in all of our other lab courses combined. In order to save money and protect the environment, we designed our own lab curriculum for this course using principles of green chemistry, such as waste prevention, atom economy, use of less hazardous materials, and designing inherently safer procedures. Our poster will show how our new lab manual has saved money for both the college and the students, while making the world a greener place.

P648: Using models and tactile tools to teach introductory chemistry to visually impaired students

Author: Carol Martinez, Central New Mexico Community College, USA

Co-Author:

Date: 8/5/14

Time: 5:15 PM6:30 PM

Room: LIB

Related Symposium: S33

Understanding the concepts of chemistry relies heavily on visual art, or observations in the laboratory. When a completely blind student wished to earn his Associate’s degree, he requested Introductory Chemistry lecture and lab to fulfill part of his laboratory science requirement for graduation. Multiple models were either purchased or specially designed by the author to create a tactile or audible experience for the student. This poster will illustrate the various methods that were used to successfully include the student in both the lecture and the laboratory classes.