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Scarsdale High Chemistry Students Experience Real-World Applications

Scarsdale students visit a waste-to-energy plant.
Scarsdale students visit a waste-to-energy plant. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Scarsdale High School chemistry teachers Elise Levine and Ihor Szkolar took their advanced topics chemistry students on the road to make connections between abstract chemical concepts discussed in the classroom and real-world applications.

A tour of the Wheelabrator Westchester waste-to-energy plant provided an opportunity to pair the topics of combustion and energy conversion with engineering and industrial plant design. Students were able to understand the process by which their trash and discards provide electrical energy for thousands of homes.

The students then experienced the sweeter side of chemistry at Chocolations, a chocolate shop in Mamaroneck. Maria Valente, who is a professional chocolatier and owner of the shop, explained the chemistry of chocolate and the physical properties of this confection that chocolate lovers have come to expect. She then guided students in the creation of personalized chocolate bars using two different chocolate formulations and a variety of add-ins.

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