Show the class an everyday consumer product. Teach us about ONE organic molecule found in it! It can be a food, a beverage, a cosmetic... just about anything!

From memory, in 5-10 minutes:

  1. Draw the structure on the board.
  2. Why did you choose this molecule to present? Where is it found?
  3. What are some of its interesting chemical and or physical properties?
  4. How is the molecule made? Is it natural or synthetic?
  5. What else did you find interesting about the molecule? (Uses? Toxicity? History?)
  6. What is the IUPAC name of the molecule, if it has one? (You do NOT need to memorize this).
  7. Good sources: Google Books, wikipedia, textbook
  8. (OPTIONAL, FOR EXTRA CREDIT) Make, by hand, an infographic about the molecule on 8.5 x 11" paper to decorate the classroom.

Below is a schedule for everyone's show-n-tell. As soon as you know what molecule you'd like to present, add it to the Google sheet below (by opening it in a new window). No duplicates within the same class.

Need to switch dates? Find someone to trade with, and make the change.

ORGO show-n-tell