(65i) Sustainabilty in K-12 Active Chemistry Curriculum

Fan, L. S., The Ohio State University
Gupta, H., The Ohio State University
Parson, J. M., Ohio State University
Sheets, P., Upper Arlington High School
Schuster, D., American Institute of Chemical Engineers

As part of the development of the NSF Active Chemistry innovative K-12 curriculum project, 3 challenges were developed on sustainability. This paper will present an overview of how Active Chemistry teaches chemistry concepts from an open ended problem solving context and will review the sustainability chapters which address issues of water purification, sustainable materials and fuel cells for transportation.