Thirteen (mostly) Chemistry Demonstrations in 280 Characters Or Less

Ground #helium balloons with a bunch of grapes. Then remove 1 grape at a time until the buoyant & gravitational forces balance out. The balloons will be suspended in the air. Children quickly catch on and have injected a little #science into an otherwise dull wedding reception. Add copper to HCl & watch nothing happen.... Continue Reading →

Oxidation Numbers: An Ecological Perspective

Assigning oxidation numbers for the purposes of predicting behavior is one the key concepts in chemistry. Although there are countless benefits to teaching kids basic literacy and numeracy, if it was all done solely for them to understand oxidation numbers, it would still be worth it! It initially appears strange to students that an oxidation... Continue Reading →

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