Use the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico as a phenomenon for understanding ionic compounds, solutions, solubility rules, and predicting the outcomes of a chemical reaction (NGSS PS-1-2). At the end of this unit, students engineer a filtration system to remove pollutants and dissolved ions from contaminated water. This unit is designed to be taught during the first semester of an on-level Chemistry class (prior to stoichiometry).
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Garcia, Holly, "Chemistry: The Dead Zone and Solubility" (2022). Science Education Update Conference Documents. 30.