From: "Friedman, Donna G." <DFriedman**At_Symbol_Here**STLCC.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: ACS Thursday
Date: February 1, 2012 10:56:48 AM EST
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I just received this e-mail message from a high school teacher, it is not a joke, I am going to respond but decided to wait a bit to include your (more thoughtful) comments.





Donna G. Friedman, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Chemistry

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

3400 Pershall Rd.

St. Louis, MO  63135





Subject: FW: ACS Thursday



Hello fellow teachers!


I have a quick question.  Not sure if I can make it on Thursday, so thought I had best send this e-mail.  I normally have my students light their hands on fire with a mixture of isopropyl and water.  (I test it first with a paper towel to make sure it doesn’t burn.)  My students have said there is a “cooler” way to light your hand on fire and that Burroughs, Wentzville, etc. all do this cooler way.  We all know students don’t always know the “real story”, but is there a cooler (more exciting, brighter) way to light your hand on fire that is still safe? 


Thanks!  I would appreciate your help on this matter!!



Melanie Shedd

Principia Upper School




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