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Breaking Bad Chemistry

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Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68575 Points

The chemistry on breaking bad is actually very good and I get questions about this program frequently

Tommy Jerome Baxter Tommy Jerome Baxter 3645 Points


Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68575 Points

Breaking Bad Chemistry some of the organic chemistry in Seasons 1 and 2 of Breaking Bad. In particular, I discuss the chemical synthesis of methamphetamine (crystal meth) and consider whether 'Heisenberg's' blue crystal really is the purest most active form of the drug.

Ruth Hutson Ruth Hutson 63600 Points

Shameless confession....I am a chemistry teacher and I have never seen Breaking Bad. :-/ (Side note....I was thinking about watching it on Netflix now that my school year has ended). Pamela, I am so glad you started this thread in the forum. I have students ask me about this all. the. time.

Chris Leverington Chris Leverington 4025 Points

My kids always ask me if I know how to make meth. :)

Amatulmuid Anderson Amatulmuid Anderson 1295 Points

Is Breaking Bad appropriate for elementary school? I viewed the link on youtube. How can my kids benefit?

Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68575 Points

This is in my estimation NOT appropriate for elementary or middle school. The story line is that a HS chemistry teacher learns he has cancer and wants to leave money to care for his family. To do this he starts making meth

Ruth Hutson Ruth Hutson 63600 Points

I completely agree with Pam. This series is definitely NOT for elementary school. It has a very mature theme. I do not show it in my high school classes. However, high school students, being the rebels that they are, watch it on their own time at home. They have questions about the content and they ask me.

Adah Stock Adah Stock 101510 Points

Pam: As a chemistry teacher I have to start watching it now. You have peaked my interest. But with that said, having the students (high school obviously) relate to the chemistry in the real world is a great thing even if it is not for good purposes. You have to engage them where you can. Adah

Michelle Diosa Michelle Diosa 435 Points

I have watched the show, and it is definitely NOT appropriate for elementary students.

Penny Perriguey Penny Perriguey 10 Points

Thanks for the information.

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