This talk addresses the use of student-generated instructional such as videos and infographics to promote awareness of green chemistry principles during remote instruction. We used Flipgrid as an asynchronous platform for students to create their videos based on assigned case studies from the Green Chemistry Challenge award winners. For student-generated infographics, we used Flipgrid, Perusall, and Blackboard Discussion Board to help scaffold the students through creating infographics. These projects were viewed favorably by students with most indicating that they would like to see similar assignments implemented in future courses. These activities increase student awareness of the 12 green chemistry principles. While we implemented these activities in an Organic Chemistry laboratory course with chemistry majors, we hope that other instructors who find the need to move their instruction online can use these activities either directly or with modifications to fit their course needs.
Dr. Leontyev is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota