Chemistry. Real Life Stuff !! Why Learn About Chemistry? fascinating! - we use it everyday ! - empower ourselves as consumers p. S.Innes c. Ms. Jamieson. Chemistry Big Ideas. 1) Prediction. Can you predict how chemicals behave and react together? 2) Communication .
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Real Life Stuff !!
Why Learn About Chemistry?
- we use it everyday!
- empower ourselves as consumers
p. S.Innesc. Ms. Jamieson
Can you predict how chemicals behave and react together?
Be the scientist. Can you describe to someone about chemicals and their reactions?
Risks and Benefits. How do chemical reactions impact humans and our environment, both positively and negatively?
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What happens when we don’t get the Big Idea.
HOW SWEET IT ISThe relative potency of sugar compared with artificial sweeteners.
Discover Magazine: August 2005, The Chemistry of Artificial Sweeteners
When the sweetener aspartame is digested, its methyl ester bond is broken down into methanol, which further degrades into formaldehyde. Both methanol and formaldehyde are toxic in high doses, but a person would have to drink 600 cans of diet soda to get as much of either substance as is contained in a single orange. Discover Magazine, August 2005