Chemistry

Every moment of every day, chemistry plays a part in all we experience. This branch of the Helium network humbly attempts to illuminate the vast array of chemical knowledge, making it accessible to all. Let our site inform, inspire, and awe you with chemical wonders.
A guide to edible science projects
By: M E Skeel
In general, it is not recommended to eat in a science laboratory, but there are some fun experiments that produce edible results. The key is to put away all chemicals, use clean glassware and work on clean surfaces. Here are several interesting experiments that result...
How to make a fire change colors
By: M E Skeel
The color of a fire is determined by the temperature of the fire and the chemicals that are being burned. One easy way to change the color of a fire is simply to get it to burn hotter. This can be done by blowing on...
Ways to engage uninterested kids in chemistry
By: M E Skeel
There are two words that come to mind when trying to engage uninterested students in any subject: fun and relevance. If you can make the subject relevant to the student, you are halfway there. If you can make it fun, you are home and hosed...
Chemistry experiments using household items
By: M E Skeel
There are many safe, fun experiments that can be carried out using common household items. How about a volcano simulation using baking soda, vinegar and red food coloring? Put the vinegar in a small glass. Add a few drops of red food coloring so it...
Top chemistry projects you can do at home
By: Joan Collins
Break chemistry out of the laboratory and move it to your house. Not all chemistry experiments require the use of dangerous chemicals that have the potential to explode. In fact, many experiments are perfect for the home setting. Don goggles to protect your eyes and...
A guide to edible science projects
By: JoAnne Windsinger
Make learning about chemistry yummy and delicious by doing your own home science projects and eat the results. If you like playing with your food, these projects are perfect! These fun projects require equipment that is clean and safe. Glassware should be heatproof and not...
How to make slime
By: Joan Collins
Excite and engage your students by telling them you are going to make slime in class. This seemingly gross, nasty product is loved by kids everywhere. It is fun to make and fun to play with, regardless of the recipe you choose. Try one; try...
Chemistry experiments using household items
By: Joan Collins
Children love science, especially when they can participate in chemistry experiments. This should be cause for great joy for their parents. Be it a long weekend, vacation, snow day or home school science class, parents can guide their eager children through many exciting experiments using...
Creative ways to teach the periodic table of elements
By: M E Skeel
The secret to teaching different students to understand the Periodic Table is to match the teaching methods with their Multiple Intelligence strengths. Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory can be a great help in teaching Science in general and the Periodic Table in particular. Basically Gardner theorised...
By: JoAnne Windsinger
Now is the perfect time to make borax snowflakes for your winter decorating. It is an inexpensive project, fun and easy for kids to do and they will enjoy watching the crystals grow on the flake. Supplies needed for each snowflake: A white pipe cleaner...

 

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