Day 65/180: Day 2 of the lab final
Reminders that their work is not to be shared, as well as conserving (but using as much as necessary) material-wise. It’s a hard balance to keep. On the one hand, students are still just learning this chemistry stuff, and probably have always had labs more-or-less dictated to them. The giant 2kg jars of crystalline materials, which made them gasp on the first day, are nearly empty. And that’s okay to me, but they think much waste has happened.
Kids were also way more comfortable today, after seeing just how fast they could work yesterday. Suddenly, two weeks in class doesn’t seem so short.