MIDDLETOWN, DE — A Middletown High School chemistry class has implemented "A Natural Approach to Chemistry," providing a safer environment for students and saving the district $25,000 in hazardous waste hauling fees, according to The News Journal.
According to the story, the program, developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physicist Thomas Hsu, uses no Bunsen burners or any dangerous metals and chemicals during experiments or demonstrations.
Instead, students use environmentally- and student-safe products like water, vinegar and food coloring that can be thrown out without the need for hazardous waste disposal, reducing the risk of dangerous chemical exposure to building occupants, the story stated.
According to Kelli Martin, education associate for science/environmental education in
Martin said: "With this program, this [fee] will be reduced to zero."