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Genoveva Ilieva
Chemistry teacher
A Química das coisas (The Chemistry of Things)
Topics related to the resource
Why ethyl alcohol is protoplasmic poison – what happens with ethanol inside human body, is ethyl alcohol food, how does it affect organs in human body
Examples of learning objectives
Further explanations to students regarding changes which occur in human body after consumption of alcohol – change of brain, liver, kidneys, heart and stomach under the influence of alcohol
Information about the class
24 students, 9th grade, Vocational Electrotechnical High School “M. V. Lomonosov” – Gorna Oriahovitza
Suggestion for use
A student writes on the board the equation for obtaining ethyl alcohol from carbohydrates
- Conduction of laboratory exercise – interaction of protein with ethyl alcohol
- Observation and comments on results of the experiment
- Discussion on presentations: „Why ethyl alcohol is protoplasmic poison?“, „Why alcohol is a social evil?“ Influence of alcohol on human body.
- Discussion on the topic: „Is ethyl alcohol food?“
- Presentation on the topic „Physiological activity of ethyl alcohol“
- Summary of conclusions, made by students and estimation of their work.
Insights into student
use / thinking
Students like the resource because:
- it allows repetition, systematization and summary of the matter.
- its emotional and educational effect on students
- Integrity and competence in statements on the matter
Teacher’s conclusions
The resource is very useful because of
• Individual learning of something new in relation to the lessons learned in class and aspiration to clarify more thoroughly the studied phenomenon;
• Use of knowledge, skills and habits obtained during the lesson in other situations;
• Readiness to participate in the lesson and adequate emotional reaction;
• Expanding and improving knowledge.

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