Bioethical Case Study

We continued our study of bioethics by applying our learning about the Principles of Bioethics and the vocabulary term of stakeholders to the Rezip Case Study.  Students received a copy of the case study to read as homework at the end of class yesterday.  We reviewed the reading at the beginning class, identifying key stakeholders and working through the vocabulary.  Students received the Ethical Decision-Making Framework handout and worked in small groups and as a class to fill out the first 5 sections.  A completed copy of the first five sections is available here (front and back) for students to use as a reference.  Students were assigned the last section (write a justification paragraph) as homework.  A paragraph frame is available here for students who would like extra support in structuring their paragraph.

Properties of the Elements

We began our exploration of the Periodic Table by constructing our own.  In Lesson 9, students walk the path of the famous Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev who assembled the first predictive periodic table using the chemical and physical properties of the 63 elements known back in the 1860s.  We began the lesson with a PowerPoint that included the definition of reactivity (along with the video below), then worked through the Lesson 9 Worksheet by organizing elements via a card sort activity.  For homework, students should complete Lesson 9 textbook questions 1, 2, and 4.  Students must also complete the Penny Lab prelab questions (#1-8) in order to participate in the lab tomorrow.  As a reminder, students must also turn in a signed syllabus and safety contract to participate in the lab.