Chemistry Students Put Their Skills to Work
On April 10, Mrs. Kathleen Gainey took her Chemistry 2 students to the Starke County Humane Society to donate pet treats that her students made in class. They used the principles of stoichiometry to manipulate the ingredients in a recipe. This allowed students to compare this chemistry concept to something that they are very familiar with in real life—baking. Students produced videos about their process that included why they wanted to donate their treats to the local humane society, and they showed these videos to the staff there. The students had a great time sharing their work with the animals at the humane society. They were nervous about sharing their videos, but it ended being a very positive experience that allowed them to connect with the community outside the walls of the school. Visit the Starke County Humane Society Facebook page here.